Trauma treatment Oxford
Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming experience that leaves us with a feeling of helplessness and intense fear, loss of control and threat of devastation.
Trauma is an inevitable part of life and as humans we are “designed” to survive trauma. Everybody experiences trauma in some form or another in life for example, witnessing something distressing, a physical or emotional attack, the loss the of a loved one, an accident, a natural disaster or the experience of war.
It is possible to process the trauma experienced automatically through our body’s instinctual fight, flight and freeze responses, with the right support. Our nervous system then gets reset and inner balance, energy and resilience to stress get restored.
When we are not able to process and heal traumatic experiences in the relatively short time after the event, we can be left with unsolved trauma. If this then gets ignored or pushed away for longer periods of time, we can develop more serious symptoms like chronic stress, chronic pain and chronic illness, to name a few .
I am able to help with shock trauma and post traumatic stress.
Below are a few of the symptoms you might be experiencing if you are dealing with undiagnosed unresolved trauma:
✓ lethargy, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
✓ feelings of helplessness/powerlessnes
✓ rage/anger outbursts
✓ memory gaps
✓ fear of being watched/followed
✓ impulse to run away/escape fantasies
✓ extreme emotional shifts
Somatic experiencing (SE) is a trauma healing method for removing trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress.
Dr. Peter Levine is one of the pioneers in the field of trauma treatment and SE is his life’s work evolving over 45 years of successful clinical application.
I use SE to help people find a solution to a traumatic experience that is “held” in the body. SE is a gentle and highly effective method that makes it possible to release the trauma in the body, restoring energy and allowing the client more control over emotions.
With experience I have come to the conclusion that simply understanding and talking is not enough to resolve traumatic symptoms, this is because the trauma is in the nervous system over which we have no conscious control. This technique works with all ages of individuals who have experienced shock or developmental trauma.