Trauma

In a safe place to heal, you’ll learn how to permanently reduce the  feelings of being haunted by the past. These may include…

  • panic attacks or feeling as though you’re having a heart attack or can’t breath
  • flashbacks that may include strong sensory or tactile impressions
  • insomnia, or sleeping with the lights or TV on all night
  • brain fog
  • no known medical cause for exhaustion, shakiness and other physical symptoms
  • depression or sorrow for no obvious reason
  • feeling like you’ve lost all enthusiasm or your sense of humor
  • avoiding certain places, events, or people, including good friends and loved ones
  • phobias and random, quirky, or irrational fears
  • anxiety, worries, or being fretful
  • floaty sensations
  • eating or drinking problems
  • feeling ashamed or guilty

Trauma includes being an eye witness to or experiencing …

  • current, recent or past emotional, physical, or sexual violation
  • childhood neglect, endangerment or abuse
  • chronic tension  at home or work
  • car or industrial accidents
  • bereavement
  • natural disasters
  • war

The first step in trauma therapy is to replenish your sense of inner calm. Once you feel safe and grounded, you’re taught how to gently process all of the unfinished business connected to the trauma.

During this stage, clients are relieved to discover that while memories become more quiet and clear,  the old overwhelming  emotions, intrusive thoughts, and disturbing sensations fade away for good.

The final  phase of therapy  integrates how one’s healing has lead to an expanded sense of  personal identity and growth.

In addition to talk therapy, you may learn EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming) and other adjunctive therapies that promote feeling secure.

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3478 Buskirk Ave. Ste. 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

valerie@valeriejkeimtherapy.com
(925) 746-4235
 

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