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Fitcy counsellors use the Trauma-Focused Therapy approach to deal with traumatic patients to understand their experiences and situations and how they impact the patient physically and emotionally.

Trauma counselling will be very beneficial to stabilising your mental health damaged by past traumatic events. It can help you to deal with the past traumatic situation and help you to process your feelings and emotions. Trauma counselling can provide you with the tools to face the fear and how you can cope with that and get back to normal life.

Trauma therapy can last for about a week to 4 months, but it depends on the kind of traumatic event. Counselling can help you to face the fear of your traumatic event and help to decrease the traumatic intensity that affects your mental condition. The amount of time counseling takes generally depends on the history and effect of the event towards the patient.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a response of an individual who has been through emotionally and physically draining experiences. The negative experiences affect the person and may lead to PTSD. The change in behavior and feelings affect cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. A series of events can cause trauma that leads to behavioral changes, emotional instability, and agitation.

The trauma symptoms include:

Getting Startled

The individual suffers from constant anxiety and gets startled without any disturbance.

Self-Destructing Habits

The person engages in self-destructing habits that cause further deterioration of health.

Sleep Issues

The individual struggles to have a healthy sleeping crisis.

Behavioral Changes

Trauma causes the individual to remain agitated and isolated.


There is a constant feeling of guilt and shame, which affects the individual’s ability to complete their tasks and achieve life goals.

How to Heal from Trauma?

Trauma means that the individual is struggling to understand their psychological and mental state and regulate their emotions more healthily. The individual who has been through a traumatic event must:

Accept Support

People who have been through a traumatic experience keep themselves socially isolated, which can cause further distress and anxiety. Thus, people must accept support and love from close family members and friends. Sharing feelings enables the person to feel better and hopeful for the future.

Connect to a Trauma-Informed Therapist

Individuals who fail to understand their feelings and regulate their emotions should consult a trauma-informed therapist. People can connect to a competent and reliable therapist through Fitcy Health for guidance regarding strategies to accept and move on in life.

Keep a Journal

The stress related to the traumatic event affects overall functioning. Therefore, it is necessary to connect with the feelings, and the best way is to keep a journal. It helps identify the triggers affecting behavior and mental health.

Prioritize Self-Care

Self-care enables the individual to heal and move on in life. Therefore, people must prioritize their physical and mental health. Taking a shower, reading a book, or engaging in physical activities can help divert attention and focus on the positive aspects of life.

Practice Mindfulness

Trauma leads to stress and anxiety. It affects the ability to complete everyday tasks, which worsens the symptoms. Therefore, practicing mindfulness allows the person to gain control of the present activities and manage stress related to traumatic events.

How to Deal with Childhood Trauma?

According to research statistics published on ResearchGate, 33.9% of adolescents experienced emotional trauma and abuse in UAE, which led to low self-esteem and other mental health issues. Childhood trauma is a result of neglect, emotional abuse, physical violence, and parental problems. The childhood trauma test enables the specialist to have a psych evaluation to determine the cause of trauma. The ways that help deal with childhood trauma are:

Understand the Cause of the Behavior

Adults suppress their emotions, which causes them to suffer from anxiety and related complications. Hence people must understand the cause of their behavioral changes.

Seek Support

People with traumatic experiences must consult a therapist for professional help and learn relaxation techniques to become calm and make rational decisions.

Reclaim Control

The past controls the present. People with traumatic experiences linger in the past, which causes emotional instability. Therefore, people must practice mindfulness to gain control to ensure a healthier future.

How to Get Over a Car Accident Trauma?

The individual can cope with the trauma related to a car accident by:

Understand the Feelings

The person must acknowledge the fears and feelings rather than live in denial.

Share Your Fears

The individual should talk about the accident and join a support group.

Seek Professional Help

If the individual suffers from flashbacks, they must seek professional help. People can connect to a trauma therapist through Fitcy Health.

Focus on Positivity

Be grateful and focus on the positive aspects of life.

Gain Control

Individuals involved in the accident may need lead advice to pursue compensation for damages. It can be anxiety-provoking. Hence, the professional therapist helps the individual to practice relaxation techniques to manage feelings and gain control.

PTSD, How Long after Trauma?

Individuals may exhibit signs of PTSD after a few weeks of the experience, or in some cases, childhood trauma can lead to behavioral changes in adulthood. In severe cases, the individuals may suffer from suicidal ideation. It can cause death due to trauma.

How Long Does It Take to Heal from Trauma?

The healing and recovery are dependent on the severity of the traumatic experiences. Early interventions help manage the symptoms and become productive in every aspect of life.

What is Emotional Trauma?

Emotional trauma refers to the experiences that affect the individual to an extent where they feel unsafe and vulnerable due to humiliation, bullying, and discrimination.

What is Generational Trauma?

Generational trauma refers to the experiences pasts on through ancestors that affect the individual’s ability to cope with situations and make rational decisions.

How Does Emotional Trauma Affect the Brain?

Mental trauma affects the individual’s emotions, feelings, and behavior. The stimuli correlating to past experiences cause hyperactivity in the amygdala. It leads to chronic stress, anxiety, irritability, and heightened fear.

What is Unresolved Trauma?

Unresolved trauma refers to the active and disruptive emotional response to past dreadful experiences. Childhood and unresolved trauma affect the behavior, and the individual suffers from:

  • Flashbacks to the traumatic experience.
  • Irritability and Aggressiveness
  • A constant state of being conscious and alert.
  • Constant anxiety and unexplained anger

What is Birth Trauma?

The mother experiences emotional and physical distress during the delivery of the child, which is known as birth trauma. Trauma responses, such as fear and anxiety, affect the ability to cope with the changes.

How to Heal a Trauma Bond?

Trauma bonding is the connection between a narcissistic person who emotionally abuses the other individual in the relationship. The steps that enable the individual to recover from trauma bond include:

  • Talk to close friends and family.
  • Understand your position and encourage yourself to step out of an abusive relationship.
  • Plan a safe exit, and never blame yourself.
  • Focus on the positive aspects of life.
  • Join a support group and connect with a therapist.
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Gaston molina

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