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Trauma-informed counselling

Healing from complex posttraumatic stress disorder requires support, not just for the mind but also for the nervous system. Trauma occurs in the body, not the event.

As you know, the outbreak of the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 has now been classified as a global pandemic. I want to ensure that I am taking every possible precaution to keep clients safe and help stop the virus spreading.  I am kindly asking clients who are feeling unwell, self-isolating, have had contact with a person that may have COVID-19 or have recently travelled overseas to refrain from coming into the practice. Instead it may be possible to conduct our session via Telehealth, using an online platform such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime or the telephone.

Healing from complex posttraumatic stress disorder requires support, not just for the mind but also for the nervous system. Trauma occurs in the body, not the event.

Posttraumatic stress happens when our reaction to an event overwhelms the resources we have to deal with it, and until we are properly supported and resourced to process and integrate our natural response, the trauma will stay trapped inside us.

While posttraumatic stress disorder occurs when faced with a life threatening incident, complex trauma results from an ongoing feeling of not being safe, particularly as a child. This is compounded by having these experiences minimised and not being believed, leading a child to conclude there is something wrong with them.

In fact they are having a very normal reaction to a situation that has repeatedly overwhelmed their capacity to manage it. Such traumas include child sexual abuse, repeated physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and witnessing domestic violence in the home.

As an adult, unresolved trauma will continue to be triggered until it is acknowledged, witnessed and supported to completion. This is not usually possible via cognitive approaches, which is why somatic approaches have become the treatment of choice in this area.

“Pain travels through families until someone is ready to feel it.”

Stephi Wagner

Scapegoat Recovery Guide

STEP OUT OF THE SCAPEGOAT ROLE

In this comprehensive free guide, I explain the 7 key points you need to know if you find yourself cast in the role  of scapegoat. It includes an outline of why you ended up in this role and the way this can stop you moving ahead with your life. This free guide aims to get you clear about what being in this role has cost you and how to start stepping out of it for good.

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