The Life-Changing Benefits of Trauma Therapy 

Are you looking to put your emotional trauma behind you in this new year? Trauma can wreak havoc on anyone’s life. The stress of abuse, violence, or the unexpected death of a loved one can cause all sorts of emotional and physical health problems that if left untreated, can shatter your life.

Unfortunately, many people don’t understand trauma, but the reality is that trauma knows no boundaries. It can affect people of all genders, ages, races, classes, and cultures. In fact, many people don’t even know that they suffer from trauma – all they know is that they suffer from insomnia, they have chronic anxiety and IBS, they cry a lot, they suffer from phobias, and they lash out at friends, family, and co-workers.

Yes, unresolved trauma can hold you back from getting on with your life. Not only can trauma give you the desire to harm yourself, but it can also make you feel hopeless, abandoned, lost, alone, isolated, suicidal, angry, and resentful. Unresolved trauma has the ability to destroy even the most high-functioning individual.

Sadly, most general practitioners usually pin these disorders on depression, and send their patients off with a big bag of pills, hoping for the best. Unfortunately, no amount of pills can take away the suffering of trauma. Trauma needs to be dealt with in a psychological manner, and not shelved away with pills. If you’re beginning to wonder whether your psychological problems are trauma related, then here’s how trauma therapy can change your life.

Acknowledgment is the First Step to Healing

The first step to healing is to embrace the fact that you actually have a psychological problem that needs fixing. Today, millions of people suffer from trauma, so its’ nothing new and certainly nothing to be ashamed of. When life throws you lemons, it’s what you do with the lemons that makes you stronger. So, be proactive, take control of your life, and go for trauma therapy.

Coping Skills are Imperative

One of the most important benefits of trauma therapy is learning coping skills. One thing that trauma victims have in common is triggers. While triggers can be anything, it’s important to understand that everyone has different types of triggers. Trauma therapy will help you understand your triggers, so you can better control them and cope when they do occur. When you learn how to control these triggers through coping skills, it empowers you, and when you feel empowered, you will begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Take Your Life Back with Dr Tienie Maritz

Often, the underlying cause of low self-worth and chronic depression is trauma related, which is why understanding your trauma is very important if you want to heal and lead a healthy and happy life. Trauma therapy is all about healing, facing what has been stolen from your life, forgiving, letting go, and accepting your reality. Although trauma therapy can be hard at first, once you find yourself in a safe space with the right trauma therapist, who you can open up to and trust, you can heal from whatever situation that has brought you to your knees.

If you live in Johannesburg or Pretoria, get in touch with Dr Tienie Maritz