Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma

Did you know? Over 70% of adults in the US have faced a major traumatic event. PTSD isn't just about combat; 50% of cases come from childhood abuse. If you or someone you know is coping with trauma, it's vital to seek help. Connect with Innova Joy today for the support and guidance you need on your path to healing and well-being.

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PTSD Effects On Daily Life

PTSD can impact every part of your life. It shakes your self-trust, making you question why this happened to you. It affects your relationships as you struggle to trust others. PTSD keeps you on high alert, a state called hypervigilance.

This might lead to checking locks repeatedly or feeling safer sleeping on the couch. Nightmares and avoidance become part of daily life, turning what used to be enjoyable into something scary.

What Is Avoidance Behavior?

PTSD can make you avoid things you once loved, making them feel scary or pointless. Most folks with PTSD try to dodge thinking about their trauma, but it can sneak back into your mind at the worst moments.

This avoidance also applies to places, situations, or even people linked to the traumatic event. It's like a shadow has invaded your life, turning familiar places into places of unease.

Suppressed Memories Related To Trauma

But it doesn't stop there. Most people with PTSD also wrestle with the urge to suppress thoughts related to their trauma. It's a survival mechanism—an attempt to shield themselves from the emotional turmoil.

Yet, these suppressed memories have a way of resurfacing at the most inconvenient times, intruding into everyday moments, disrupting sleep, or hijacking conversations.

PTSD & Trauma Therapies

Dealing with PTSD symptoms can be tough, but there's hope. Therapies like EMDR and CPT can help you work through trauma and find a way to cope with it. Experiential therapies like yoga, Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT), and Alpha Stim can reduce anxiety and reconnect you with your body. At Innova Joy, we believe in a fulfilling life even after trauma. Reach out today to start your healing journey.

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