Trauma takes many forms. It can be a natural disaster, war, car wrecks or accidents or extreme child abuse which are all considered “Big-T” traumas. But it can also come in the form of constant criticism, social rejection, bullying, lack of nurturing at infancy and verbal or emotional abuse which are known as “Little-t” traumas. What we know now is that those little-t traumas add up. In Rocky Mountain National Park the CO River begins as a small, shallow creek. But 700 miles later that same river carves a hole in the earth we know as the Grand Canyon. Like that river, little-t traumas can have a powerful effect on the brain and self-image.
Having survived my own trauma and addiction issues more than 30 years ago, I know first hand what that’s like. I know the patterns of reactivity the brain locks into without even realizing it. I also know there is hope, there is recovery. If you are struggling with any of these forms of trauma, I welcome your call.
For more information on the link between stress, anxiety and depression in the brain and how mindfulness can help you can view a video discussion and powerpoint below.
My job with patients who have experienced trauma is to create a safe space that we can begin to work through some of those issues and begin repairing some of that faulty wiring. The client is always in charge of the process and always sets the pace about dealing with these issues. Trusting comes with difficulty after certain traumas and earning that trust and then honoring it by walking with you is my ultimate goal. There is hope for healing and there is a road to abundant living beyond trauma. Contact me for a free phone consultation. If I do not feel we are a good match to work on your trauma I will be able to lead you to someone who will be.