We are human and have strong reactions to traumatic events. Feelings of fear, sadness, anger, and grief are common after a traumatic event. This is part of our natural human response to danger. Over time, with support from family and friends, we start to make sense of what has happened. These feelings usually fade, and we recover. However, sometimes, severe feelings of fear and anguish can stay with us for a long time. These feelings start to interfere with our lives and stop us doing what we used to do. When this happens, we need help to get through it. If you feel like your emotions are overwhelming and making it hard to cope with life, call, or email Safe Haven to talk with me about how I can help you.
Trauma- Focused therapy will provide a space for you to learn about normal responses to trauma and specifically, how a traumatic event has impacted you and your family. This type of discovery and learning will help you to digest why certain thoughts, feelings and behaviours might occur; give you names and explanations to your experience and: remind you that you are not alone in your experience. The purpose is to offer skills and strategies to assist you in better understanding, coping with and processing emotions and memories tied to traumatic experiences, with the end goal of enabling you to create a healthier and more adaptive meaning of the experience that took place in your life.
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