Trauma can manifest in several forms. As a result of experiencing childhood trauma or relationship trauma, while some people lose their will to carry forward in life and experience hopelessness, others might turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms like alcohol and drugs.
For other people, it may manifest as anger, resentment, self-hate, low self-esteem, eating disorders, hopelessness, or any combination of such negative emotions. Trauma can also lead you to build up walls and keep you from developing real and meaningful relationships.
For all these reasons, it is essential to explore and overcome the adverse effects of trauma on emotional health. I help my clients achieve emotional wellness by assisting them in reaching the root cause of trauma and developing tailored plans to help them break free from it.
Spiritual health is just as important as physical or emotional health. It ignites contentment in the heart and helps people understand their goals and purpose in life. Matthew 11:28 states, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” It is easy to see why so many people find comfort in religion.
However, spirituality is not all about religion. I also encourage my clients to explore meditation and self-love to reconnect with their inner self, as it is an integral part of recovering from trauma and staying true to yourself as you embark on the journey to a better and improved life.
Trauma is more than an emotion or feeling. Therefore, its impacts transcend mental and emotional health, affecting the physical body. The biology of trauma in our body is different and activates the “fight or flight” response. For this, we have a Rapid-Response survival system operated by the Autonomic Nervous System.
A traumatized brain has difficulty developing trust even in loving relationships, activating the flight or fight mode needlessly. As a result, you may find it hard to accept love and develop healthy relationships. Therefore, having a complete understanding of the brain, I focus on the automatic body responses and physical healing to help you overcome the acute stress in daily social life and personal relationships.