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Trauma Counselling

‘Your trauma is not who you are. It is something that was done to you or happened to you.’
Coral Anika Theill

Have you been violated by any of the following CRIMES?

  • Armed Robbery
  • Hijacking
  • House Break-in
  • Smash and Grab
  • Held Up
  • Molestation
  • Beaten Up/Physical Abuse
  • Hit and Run
  • Road Rage
  • Rape or Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse

Any form of trauma may have an impact on the physical body, emotions and mental well being unless effectively treated.

Sadly with crime on the increase, the direction of my practise is progressively shifting to assisting more and more people who have been violated by crime of one kind or another. Unlike a few years ago, today we know people in our immediate circle who have been affected by crime.

Being violated can result in many different emotional feelings: anger (see Anger Management), shock, fear, denial, rage, depression, exposed or naked, alone or lost, trapped, sadness, grief, resentment, feeling irritated and snappy, guilty etc. I highly recommend reviewing the detailed report on this website entitled Stages of Loss as this will facilitate your understanding of the emotions you’re possibly experiencing.

Unless effectively treated, the negative experience and emotions of this nature can be debilitating; often resulting in a detrimental affect not only with one’s inter-personal relationships but also impairing our ability to concentrate, memory loss, both work and sleep patterns are usually affected too. Many people also report feeling disorientated, anxious and fearful, trembling or sweating, having nightmares etc. Most simply cannot stop repeating the heinous event over and over in their minds or completely dissociate in an attempt to ‘deal with’ the unpleasant trauma i.e. denial … “no, I’m OK!” is a classical response. These are all normal symptoms of trauma.

In November 2010, I also found myself confronted by, and staring down the barrel of a gun in an unpleasant hijacking. Fortunately, neither my friend nor I were physically hurt, although very shaken from the experience. Thank goodness for my understanding of trauma; I was well equipped with various stress release tools to effectively and completely overcome an otherwise very traumatic experience. One of them, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) otherwise known as ‘tapping’ is an amazingly powerful stress release technique. Knowing first hand what it feels like to live through such a shocking and traumatic experience, I’m better equipped and able to empathically assist others who have been traumatised.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or ‘tapping’ is now being used with great effect and results to treat USA War Veterans, many of whom were previously institutionalised because of their PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The results have been remarkable; EFT is fast becoming known as the universal healing aid of the 21st century. In fact, I firmly believe everyone should be taught how to apply EFT ‘tapping’ – it is such a profound life skill.

If you’ve been affected by ANY crime the next step is to talk to someone . You can complete this ‘Book a Consultation’ form here and I will reply confirming when we can talk about how I can assist you.

I look forward to being of assistance, bringing you peace and harmony.

Yours in Health, Healing and Well being,
Namaste
Bridget

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