Our happy experiences imprint memories and positive physical, mental and emotional triggers. Which is why when something in our present triggers a happy memory, it reminds us about good times shared with others. The memory brings us back to the time and place and we feel the feelings we felt then, happiness, laughter and a multitude of other positive sensations are triggered for us to relive and enjoy in the present moment.
Unfortunately, the same can be said for the traumatic experiences in our lives. When present situations trigger traumatic memories we are often overwhelmed, emotional, anxious, stressed. It impacts our lives and the lives of those we love. When we have to struggle to get through day to day activities, we are surviving rather than thriving and enjoying life. It's time to do something to help ourselves regain the happiness we have lost through the trauma and/or phobia.
I understand what it is to struggle with PTSD, the anxiety and stress it causes. I know what it's like to hear people say "let it go" , "get over it", "move on" and wishing it was as simple as that; yet knowing the trauma has changed us in ways most people would never understand. I understand because I've been there.
While our traumatic experiences may differ, I know working with someone who can relate to what you're going through provides a much different level of understanding, trust and comfort. It's why we are drawn to support groups; because they are made up of people who know first hand what we are experiencing. The only difference is, instead of a group, we are working one-to-one; just you and I.
I have experienced what it's like to live with PTSD first hand. I can relate and work with you, at your pace, to help you find the peace and happiness you seek. To build a happier life moving forward; to free you to live and thrive. Give yourself permission to heal; let's work together, now, for a healthier, happier tomorrow.