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Overcoming Trauma

Unresolved trauma can happen to anyone from any level of society at any age, regardless of life circumstances. Unless you have a psychiatric diagnosis of PTSD, unresolved trauma can have a serious detrimental effect on your mental health for many years.

Do you find yourself struggling because of bad things that happened in the past?

In this section, you’ll find some resources to help you understand trauma from a neurological perspective and I explain how the science is linked to the experience of unresolved trauma. I help you understand why your problems are happening, why they’re not going away, and what I can do to help.

What is trauma?

The word “trauma” means “wound” or “damage” in classical Greek. The opposite of trauma is resilience, which comes from the Latin verb “resilire”, meaning “to spring back”, or “to recoil”. Trauma and resilience are normal. If you suffer a physical or psychological injury (trauma), your mind and body will naturally try and heal (resilience). What that means is this:

no matter how great the injury, or how bad you feel afterwards, you naturally do the best you can to survive – your body and unconscious mind do it for you, even if your conscious mind doesn’t realise.

The fact that you’re reading this means your body and mind – you – have succeeded in keeping you alive and thriving. Well done!

What does unresolved trauma feel like?

Resilience: the antidote to trauma

How I can help

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