Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
Going through the greeting card aisle to get a card for your parents is the absolute worse. You pick up card after card trying to find one that’s somewhat sentimental or funny, but not a complete lie. What would take some people less than a minute takes you at least 10 and the cards you put back down highlight what you are missing from your relationships.
Sound familiar? Then chances are that your relationship with your mom or dad isn’t the best. You feel a sense of dread when you see them pop up on your phone. You’re conflicted because you want a close relationship with your parents, but there are too many hurts and you aren’t sure how to move past them.
You may not label your experiences as trauma or PTSD and that’s ok. You don’t have to. It’s less about the label and more about the ways you are struggling.
As a child, sometimes you questioned whether or not your parents loved you.
Your emotions weren’t validated and sometimes you were even punished for having feelings in the first place. As a result, you began to stuff your emotions down as deep as you could.
You often feel numb and when you do feel, it’s like you’re out of control of your emotions. Which, causes you to go back to stuffing them down until something pushes you over the edge.
If you are in a relationship, the smallest thing will anger you and you have no idea where this rage is coming from. You shut down easily and keep your partner at a bit of a distance just in case they hurt you.
Now, as an adult, you see the ways you were neglected and not taken care of. It’s heartbreaking and the sadness can be consuming. You want to heal and not carry the weight of your childhood around anymore.
How PTSD Support and Trauma Therapy can Help
- Gain a better understanding of your self and why you are the way you are.
- Learn how your wounds from childhood affect your relationships and what to do about it.
- Identify and place some boundaries with your parents so you can take care of yourself.
- Relax your body and your mind.
- Quiet your inner critic and learn to love yourself.