Trauma, Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress
The effects of trauma can be long lasting and debilitating. The reality of a traumatic incident is that it can impact your life and the lives of the people around you. Trauma can also impact on your mutual or interpersonal relationships. If you have suppressed the traumatic incident the influence it exerts on your daily functioning might be attributed to yourself in the form of believing untruths: “I don’t have any coping skill”, “I have a quick temper”, “I can’t handle pressure”, “I have a problem with anger management”. We all have buttons which are pressed but it is important to find out if, perhaps, it is the traumatic incident, or incidents, causing us to react the way we do. Trauma and post traumatic stress can be managed. Before diagnosing yourself with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) schedule a session with a professional trained in trauma counselling and let the professional who will assess you and make decisions about your current status and future prognosis.