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Recover from PTSD and Trauma

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Diana works with you to help you understand what PTSD is and how to work through it.

What is PTSD?

  • It’s like getting stuck inside the memory of trauma.
  • There can be many different symptoms of PTSD
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Hypervigilance
  • irritability, agitation
  • numbness and a sort of “out of body” feeling
  • never feeling safe or in control of yourself
  • depression, anxiety
  • crying, breaking down
  • Awareness of triggers or feeling like you’re easily “set off”
  • And many symptoms that can be unique to you and your experience of trauma

Trauma can come from different types of events and experiences

  • a near death experience like a terrible accident
  • witnessing an very upsetting event (vicarious traumatization)
  • sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, and other non-consensual situations
  • emotional, physical, psychological abuse
  • being harassed, stalked, or abused in some other way
  • being in a war or other type of violent setting
  • and many other upsetting and traumatizing situations that are unique to you

Diana will help you:

  • understand how trauma has affected you
  • set up realistic goals for your own progress
  • deal with stress and develop healthy coping skills
  • how to¬†feel safe and in control again
  • how to feel better and not feel demoralized
  • understand how to feel calm again and use mindfulness techniques