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Looking at C-PTSD—What Is It?

Many already have some idea of what PTSD is. Images of veterans or assault survivors come to mind. However, those who suffer from PTSD are not limited to car accidents, violent attacks, natural disasters, etc. There is a type of PTSD called C-PTSD. The “C” stands for “Complex”. Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is different from just PTSD, and so are the people who experience it. Let’s look at what C-PTSD entails.

2022-01-20T22:36:16+00:00Trauma Therapy|

Coping with Trauma as a Frontline Worker

Frontline workers have seen and overcome challenge after challenge over the last couple of years. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to this very day, they have taken care of the public, put their own health on the line, and have seen and experienced things they shouldn’t have had to go through.

2021-11-02T21:22:40+00:00Trauma Therapy|

Avoidance Behavior in People with PTSD: Identifying an Unhelpful Coping Strategy

Even people who have a basic understanding of PTSD recognize that it’s often made worse by triggers. No matter what you experienced, flashbacks and anxiety can often occur when you’re in specific situations or experience certain things. 

2021-10-21T00:00:57+00:00Trauma Therapy|

A Look at the Long-Term Mental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a central focus in almost everyone’s lives for well over a year. It often seems like information and advice changes on a daily basis. We are all flooded with news on television, social media, and even from friends and family.

2021-10-21T00:04:45+00:00Trauma Therapy|

Self-Compassion: The Antidote for Self-Criticism

You’ve probably heard the saying “you are your own worst enemy”, and the reason it’s stood the test of time is that it’s often true. How often do you criticize yourself? How many times a day do you put yourself down? Do you treat yourself worse than you would treat a close friend or family member?

2021-10-21T00:05:32+00:00Trauma Therapy|

Defining and Recognizing Generational Trauma: What to Know

Most people think of a few common things that pass through generations in families. You might recognize personality traits, physical features, and even risks of certain health conditions. In some cases, however, trauma can be something that gets passed on, too. Generational trauma is still a relatively new discovery. There is much more that needs to be studied, but it’s important to be able to accurately define it and recognize the symptoms.

2021-10-21T00:06:49+00:00Trauma Therapy|

Coming to Terms with Realizing You May Have Experienced Childhood Trauma

Do you ever have days where things just seem hard? Maybe you’re struggling with fatigue. Maybe you feel anxious or depressed. In some cases, you might even struggle physically, feeling aches and pains all over your body.

2021-10-21T00:08:11+00:00Trauma Therapy|