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The Lingering Effects of Trauma

Brian T. Murphy

Posted 08/21/2018

"Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

- Fred Rogers

 

Trauma is an event, or series of events, causing psychological injury or pain. The experience of trauma is often complex and varied; two people experiencing the same event may not experience it the same way. Trauma is often thought to be correlated with the effects of being in a combat zone, surviving a terrible accident, or suffering from abuse. Trauma can certainly be those types of things, but trauma shows up in many different ways. It is important to avoid assumptions about people’s trauma history, and instead look at the ongoing effects that the trauma has on the person. This is where counseling comes in. 

The unfortunate reality of our world is that most people will experience trauma at some point during their lives. The good news is that counseling interventions have been proven to be effective in mitigating long term effects. At Greystone Retreat in Nashville, we work with our clients and carefully consider their trauma story during sessions. We pay close attention to physical manifestations of trauma, and work with our clients to help them gain insight and further understanding about their particular story.

Reliving and revisiting a traumatic season from our past can be frightening, but over time the results of trauma can lead to a lack of presence in our daily lives and relationships. This lack of presence can lead to feeling misunderstood, relational distress, and despair. At Greystone Retreat, we work with our clients to help them live fully and safely in the present.

If you or someone you know want to explore how counseling can help you, give us a call today. We are conveniently located in Nashville, TN. All of our therapists at The Greystone Retreat are trained in trauma therapy, and are here to help.


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