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What Can Trauma Feel Like?

  • Have you ever experienced feelings of numbness or detachment from yourself or the world around you?
  • Do you often feel tense, on guard, or on edge? Are you easily startled?
  • Do you experience intrusive thoughts or struggle with memories that disrupt your daily life?
  • Do you often feel irritable or angry, even maybe have aggressive outbursts?
  • Have you been engaging in risky, reckless, or destructive behavior, maybe resulting in a destructive addiction?
  • Do you often experience physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches, or muscle tension without a clear medical cause?


These are just some of the common symptoms you might experience while dealing with trauma.

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What Exactly is Trauma?

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, leaving lasting emotional scars. It can result from a single event, such as an accident or assault, or prolonged exposure to distressing circumstances, such as abuse or neglect. Trauma has the power to deeply impact one's sense of safety, self-worth, and emotional regulation, as well as their ability to form and maintain relationships. Its effects can be long-lasting and detrimental, affecting various aspects of an individual's mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Living with trauma can feel like carrying an invisible burden that weighs you down in every moment. It can manifest in various ways, from hypervigilance and difficulty trusting others to flashbacks and nightmares that disrupt your sleep and daily functioning. Trauma can also lead to feelings of shame, guilt, or worthlessness, making it challenging to find relief or reach out for help.

Understanding what trauma is and how it affects you is the first step toward healing. From therapy and medication to holistic approaches like mindfulness and self-care, there are many tools and resources available to help you reclaim your life from the grip of trauma.


Our Approach at Soul Centric Counseling


At Soul Centric Counseling, we believe in an approach to trauma recovery that honors your unique journey and individual needs. We understand that trauma is a deeply personal experience that affects every aspect of your life and we are here to provide compassionate support at every step of the way.

Our team is dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel safe and supported as you explore your emotions and experiences. We believe in the power of building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and understanding.

Through our collaborative approach, we work with you to develop personalized strategies and coping skills to help you navigate the challenges of trauma recovery. Our goal is to empower you to reclaim your sense of agency and well-being, and to support you in finding healing and restoration in your own time and way.

Ready to embark on your journey towards healing? Schedule a consultation with one of our wide variety of counselors today and take the first step towards reclaiming your life from the grip of trauma. Our team of therapists is here to support you every step of the way.