You’re anxious all the time. You worry. You relive events over and over again. You lose sleep. Sometimes you have some pretty bad dreams. All this leaves you feeling horrible.
You’re re-experiencing things that have happened to you. You don’t feel safe or at peace. The stress is constant, never-ending and it’s exhausting.
It affects every part of your life. It affects your work and your relationships. And, you’ve tried dealing with it yourself, but that isn’t working. And it’s costing you a lot. You’re not sure how much more you can handle.
Whether it was a singular, terrible event in your life or past that had ongoing challenges, you know that trauma, even when it’s long ago, can take a hold of your present life.
Trauma can develop from any kind of assault (including sexual assault), being in a car accident or being abused, hurt or bullied. You can even develop PTSD because of an unfortunate event like a flood, severe illness, or death of a loved one. It’s not something most people can resolve on their own.
We’re here to help. Our trained therapists help people like you. We use Trauma Therapy so you can reclaim your life. Through psychotherapy and other treatments, we help you put your trauma in the past where it belongs. You will learn how to reduce the stress and sadness, process the trauma memories, and learn how to create internal peace and calm.
Healing from PTSD is very hard work, and the rewards for you are increased resilience, greater flexibility towards life’s challenges and wisdom. Recover your life.
If you are suffering from the effects of past trauma, one of our trauma specialists would love to speak to you about how you can take your life back. Click here to book an appointment now in our Winnipeg office.
If you experience any of the following, please seek help immediately:
- A feeling of constantly being “on edge” and are unable to stop thinking about the traumatic event.
- Unable to make decisions, focus and concentrate or remember things.
- An unwillingness to go outside or be around others because it will cause too much anxiety or distress.
- Specific noises, smells, physical sites or images cause you to feel distressed or feel triggered.
- A desire to self-harm or engage in risky behaviours; such as driving dangerously, promiscuity, consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or drugs.
Any combination of these symptoms can make your life miserable, but they can all be treated. It may be helpful to talk to someone if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. If they are making it impossible to live the life you want to live, you should speak to someone immediately. We can give you the tools you need to feel relief, make the changes you want, and take your life back.