Individual Treatment for Trauma
When people experience trauma, they frequently feel stunned, disoriented or unable to process distressing information. Denial and “switching off” are common reactions to overwhelming situations. For many people, there are no outwardly visible signs of physical injury, but there can be nonetheless an emotional toll. Once these initial reactions subside, people can experience a variety of thoughts and behaviors.
It is common for people who have experienced disaster to have strong emotional reactions. Understanding responses to distressing events can help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and help you along the path to recovery.