If you are traumatised, you probably show more resilience than you give yourself credit for. Without realising it, people find ingenious ways of coping. Even despite being traumatised and even before coming for trauma counselling. Such as, ways of continuing with everyday normal activities. For example, as basic as standing up in the morning, getting dressed, looking after your children or even going to work. All of this despite how you feel. You may feel as if you are traumatised the whole time. However, the reality is that there are times when you are at least, less traumatised.
Schedule a trauma counselling session (only online until 1 October 2021) in which you / your
- experience of the trauma can be contained.
- become aware of your existing coping behaviour. Also, your resources, skills and resilience. More importantly, how you can amplify it amidst the trauma.
- can create your preferred future by engaging in hope-filled conversations.
Trauma counselling sessions offered (only online until 1 October 2021)
- at my office, at the homes of clients and at medical wards and Emergency Units of hospitals.
- on-site if schedule permits.
- after-hours if schedule permits.
Some examples of trauma:
- Crime related trauma. For example, robberies, hijackings, assaults etc.
- Any form of loss. For example, loss of a limb, loss of a family member or friend, loss of bodily functions.
- Being diagnosed with a life threatening, debilitating or chronic disease.
- Adolescents exposed to the trauma of their parents’ divorces / separation.
- Individuals having to cope with a family member’s challenges. For example, disability, addiction, disorders, sickness.
- Emergency care workers (ER doctors, nurses, paramedics, rescue technicians) exposed to a single incident trauma or continuous trauma.
- Accidents. For example, car accidents, drownings, near-drownings, injuries. These may be traumatic to the survivors, witnesses, family members and friends.
- Pre- and post-operation period.
- Adolescents exposed to single incident or continuous bullying.
- Entering the terminal phase of a disease.
- Suicide attempts. This may be traumatic for the person who attempted suicide as well as family members, friends, and witnesses.
- Living with a chronic disease/illness.