Trauma2019-08-01T17:30:51+00:00

Christian Counseling for Trauma

The word trauma refers to psychological or physical damage that results from a severely distressing event or experience. Persons suffering from trauma usually experience emotional numbness, anxiety, and a pervasive sense of vulnerability or fear. Trauma that occurs in childhood is likely to resurface as an adult. Very often, a sufferer will re-experience the traumatic event in their psyche, particularly when faced with certain reminders of the event (or triggers).

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The word trauma refers to psychological or physical damage that results from a severely distressing event or experience. Persons suffering from trauma usually experience emotional numbness, anxiety, and a pervasive sense of vulnerability or fear. Trauma that occurs in childhood is likely to resurface as an adult. Very often, a sufferer will re-experience the traumatic event in their psyche, particularly when faced with certain reminders of the event (or triggers). Trauma can severely disrupt a person’s life and result in a cycle of fear, isolation, anger, and despair.

Trauma is caused by exposure to any event or series of events that undermine a person’s sense of safety or security. Common causes of trauma include: mental, physical, sexual, and/or verbal abuse; exposure to war or extreme violence; the death of a loved one; medical conditions; and motor accidents. The severity and duration of trauma depends on a variety of factors particular to the individual sufferer’s experience. When a person struggles to recover from the initial shock of trauma, this can develop into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Trauma recovery is a complex and challenging process that requires time and genuine self-examination. Healing from trauma begins with facing your past and working through emotions you may feel tempted to repress. Most people who have suffered a traumatic event or experience benefit from the help of a professional counselor, who can guide their recovery process using proven therapeutic methods. It is essential to remember that trauma recovery takes time, and every person heals at his or her own pace.

The feelings of distress and vulnerability that result from trauma often impact the ways that he or she relates to others. It is not uncommon for a victim to lash out at loved ones or to withdraw into seclusion. Because trauma destabilizes the victim’s sense of personal safety, he or she may find it difficult to trust others—even those who have been trusted in the past. The relational impact of trauma will vary from person to person, but all victims need a strong support system in place to encourage their healthy recovery.