PTSD and Trauma

Trauma and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The overwhelming, continual and repetitive FEAR associated with experienced TRAUMA can lead to PTSD from a VERY young age… and it is VERY treatable.

 

What makes something traumatic in a clinical sense?

Trauma is when a system (our human body/mind system) is overwhelmed and can’t process the stressful experience or series of experiences and cope readily. We are naturally set-up to process traumatic experiences over a couple of weeks, whether through our dreams, discussing recalled memories, etc., dealing in your own time, in your personal way, till it eventually tapers off.

When these emotion filled memories of the stressful experience do not taper off, over the long term it may have significant consequences.

We have socially learned how your support network can allow you to deal with the impacts of personal stressful experiences. When our natural support group is not enough, or when PTSD induces cognitive defenses, and you are prevented from feeling safe enough to express yourself vulnerably, professional guidance can assist you through a clinical healing process. The aim here being to help you get back to naturally regulating your experiences, which may help you open up, share, and let go of those memories in a safe and healthy way.

 

The following are educational lists and charts to shine the light from a clinical perspective.

 

Threat Systems 

Fight or Flight

Threat Systems

 

Life Events Check List 

PTSD Check Lists

  • Repeated, disturbing memories, thoughts, or images of a stressful experience from the past?
  • Suddenly acting or feeling as if a stressful experience were happening again (as if you were reliving it)?
  • Feeling very upset when something reminded you of a stressful experience from the past?
  • Having physical reactions (e.g., heart pounding,
  • Trouble breathing, or sweating) when something reminded you of a stressful experience from the past?
  • Avoid thinking about or talking about a stressful experience from the past or avoid having feelings related to it?
  • Avoid activities or situations because they remind you of a stressful experience from the past?
  • Trouble remembering important parts of a stressful experience from the past?
  • Loss of interest in things that you used to enjoy?
  • Feeling distant or cut off from other people?
  • Feeling emotionally numb or being unable to have loving feelings for those close to you?
  • Feeling as if your future will somehow be cut short?
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep?
  • Feeling irritable or having angry outbursts?
  • Having difficulty concentrating?
  • Being “super alert” or watchful on guard?
  • Feeling jumpy or easily startled?

 

If you know someone or find yourself struggling with any of these symptoms, no matter how successful, anyone can benefit from the guidance into the courageous journey of healing and growth which comes from the care of our professional team. Our team of professionals wish to aid you in experiencing meaningful relationships; loving, whole and caring connections with the people around you, as well as with yourself.

 

Are you ready to move away from a fear-based lifestyle and thinking behaviors?

Are you ready to embrace the opportunity to be supported and ultimately into defining a life that you can embrace and experience as a genuine expression of the decent, compassionate and loving person in this world?

Do reach out.

Email: info@noelmcdermott.net, Tel: +44 7506 319 745

 

Additionally, in light of current affairs, I want to state my belief that it is ethically important to prevent trauma when and where it can be prevented. Knowing that early stage, long-term trauma can result from a child’s separation from a parent, we should aim to prevent such harm.

 

To your good health,

Noel McDermott

 

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