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Stress is a part of everyday life. At moderate levels, stress is actually good to have, otherwise life would be boring and we couldn't learn new things. But the effects of high levels of stress accumulates. Just like the proverbial frog in the slowly heated pan of water, we don't notice the gradual changes in our habits, our approach to life and our bodies. We start getting sick all the time, hurt the people we care for, become more and more pessimistic without even noticing.
Someone in a high-pressure job, who has never experienced a major trauma, could have PTSD symptoms just by the accumulation of work-related high levels of stress.
Our highly trained and experienced clinicians analyze your specific situation and offer you resilience plans, trauma focused dance, music, yoga activities and augmented meditation to help boost your resilience.
There is no "one solution" that heals everyone.
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We help you avoid wasting precious time and money on interventions that don't work. Instead, we bring you unique and comprehensive plans that honor the multi-dimensional aspects of your life.
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We work to ensure you enjoy your job, your relationships and your life to the fullest. ASAP!
Psychological trauma is the overwhelming of our stress response system in the face of an event that completely changes the way we look at ourselves, the world and other people. It's a right of passage, a learning experience that throws us off balance emotionally, cognitively and worst of all, physiologically.
Our hormones, brain waves, muscles, blood circulation, relationships, thinking can all be significantly impacted by high levels of stress. .
Types of trauma
Single event trauma
One-time traumatic incidents in a life that is mostly supportive and full of opportunities for positive growth are labeled as single event traumas by researchers. An incident of rape, mugging, a medical crisis incident can all lead to a single event trauma.
Multiple events that may or not rise to the level of a major "traumatic event" and add up throughout the lifespan. These experiences usually have an interpersonal quality and their impact to our stress response can sometimes cause even more damage than a single traumatic event. Simultaneously experiencing violence at school, in the home, social isolation, witnessing community violence, having one or more chronic illnesses and living in poverty can be an example of complex trauma.
Compassion fatigue/Secondary trauma
The continuum of Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Trauma and Vicarious Trauma, is the cumulative effect that witnessing the pain and suffering of others can create in our stress response system. Vicarious trauma can be as serious and difficult to treat as complex trauma, especially in those individuals with histories of traumatic experiences. Attorneys, doctors, nurses, zoologists, police officers, first responders, teachers, therapists can all suffer from this form of traumatic stress.