Trauma – Understanding Trauma Responses

Trauma responses are emotional and physical reactions to traumatic events. These can be categorized into hyperarousal, intrusion, avoidance, and dissociation. Symptoms range from heightened anxiety to flashbacks, avoidance of triggers, and feeling detached from one’s body. Understanding and seeking help for these responses are crucial for healing and recovery.

What is Considered Trauma?

“Big-T trauma” involves severe, life-threatening events like combat or assault, potentially leading to PTSD. “Little-t trauma” refers to less extreme but distressing experiences like bullying or family conflict, which can also impact mental health. Seeking support for any traumatic experience is vital for recovery.

Embracing Anger – A Deeper Look into This Complex Emotion

Anger is one of the seven basic emotions that form the colorful palette of human feelings. Often linked with negative connotations, anger can be misunderstood and pushed away, preventing us from truly understanding its purpose and power.

Anger – Exposing the Hidden Dangers

Anger is a complex emotion that can be triggered by a variety of situations. However, it is important to recognize that anger is often a symptom of other underlying emotions.

Anger – The Acute Stress Response (Fight, Flight & Freeze)

Mastering aggression is intricately linked to managing stress effectively. Recognizing situations that trigger stress can serve as a potent defense against intense emotions. However, stress can occasionally creep in unexpectedly, requiring rapid mental adjustments to mitigate its impact and prevent impulsive behaviors.

Anger Management – The Aftermath

In our fast-paced world, mastering anger management is essential. This blog explores strategies for handling anger constructively, promoting inner peace and healthier relationships.

Depression – Available Treatments

If you are feeling symptoms of depression it can be difficult to determine what steps to take next. Do you see your primary care physician, find a psychiatrist, or seek help from a psychologist or therapist? Another question that is often asked is “What is more effective: taking medications such as antidepressants or doing psychotherapy?” Here are some guidelines to help guide you through an already difficult situation.