When your inner world has been painfully overwhelming, it’s hard to imagine a life free from the pain. Sounds, scents, images and feelings can call up memories of abuse, neglect or life-altering events. Sometimes we can’t even recognize the triggers as these painful events replay in our minds, keeping us up at night or preventing us from doing the things we love.
Trauma and PTSD survivors often learn to adapt and develop responses that seem like self-care, but are actually coping mechanisms to avoid or numb the pain. These coping mechanisms serve us well, until they don’t. But there is more to life than just getting through the day. Resolving your trauma will allow you to break free from the binds of your past.
Roots through Recovery’s Clinical Director, Diana Kang, PsyD. says, “Trauma does not discriminate and can impact anyone. Everyone has a different perception of trauma, and how it is experienced in the body and mind varies greatly from person to person.” The difficult thing about trauma is that it is based on a person’s experience and no two people experience events the same way. This is why two people can survive a car crash, grow up in an abusive home together, or serve a tour of combat duty, and have varying degrees of trauma, or even PTSD.
People coping with the effects of a traumatic event, and may be suffering from PTSD, experience various symptoms including:
Arousal and reactivity
Cognition and mood
How can Roots help us?
The purpose of this program is to help clients safely name, understand, and heal the pain inside — in your mind, body and soul. We offer as a safe space where you can begin your journey from just coping to healthier self-care. From surviving to thriving.
Take the First Step Now
If you need to find a place that feels comfortable and supportive, let Roots Through Recovery’s experienced clinicians and case management team work with you to help determine your next steps. We want you to have choices that will give you and your loved ones the best outcomes.