Assisting trauma survivors  to regulate emotions and feel safer in the here-and-now,  to understand trauma symptoms, and to start to work through their experiences. Untreated trauma symptoms may lead to post traumatic stress disorder which could manifest in:

  • Flashbacks (reliving the trauma as if it were happening now)
  • High levels of anxiety and fear
  • Avoiding the place where the trauma occurred
  • Emotional numbness/disconnection from emotions
  • Unexplained physical problems
  • Negative self-beliefs such as “I am to blame” or “I am not valuable” or “I am worthless"
  • Feeling ashamed
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviours
  • Nightmares