Many people experience traumatic events during their lifetime. Some people may have no long-lasting effects, while others may go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues. If you are experiencing mental distress such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance, numbing, or physical distress such as IBS, hypertension, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal issues, or muscular inflammation, these may be symptoms of psychological trauma. Our Los Angeles center and expert team can support you in your journey of healing.
Trauma and Coping Strategies
Those who have experienced significant trauma in their lives may develop coping strategies that emerge as symptoms. These are often survival strategies which have been developed in order to protect their personality and sense of self from the influence of the trauma. However, while these coping strategies are adaptive, their long-term effects can be harmful and destructive. More often than not, these coping strategies will themselves become the problem, limiting the sufferer and preventing them from developing into the person they should be.
How Coping Strategies Negatively Affect You
As a reaction to trauma individuals may develop numerous coping strategies. Some of these strategies include substance abuse which can become addiction, eating disorders such as anorexia or compulsive overeating, cutting and self-harm, sexually acting-out, and isolation. We work with our clients to help them develop healthier coping strategies and therefore development of new neural pathways. Our trauma informed modalities work with the “whole” person, moving individuals towards integration of mind, emotions, and sensations. This new coping style promotes empowerment while the integration of trauma memories lead safer connection connection to self and others.
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At Trauma and Beyond ® our trauma informed therapists, can help you on your journey to healing from trauma. Our center has become a valuable resource for the healing of psychological trauma in Los Angeles. If you need our help, then please contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs. You can also contact us through our online contact form. You may also choose to call us on (818) 351-3511 extension 1 to speak to Doctor Lynne or extension 2 to speak to Doctor Joanne.