PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an anxiety disorder that results from a traumatic event where one feels their well-being (physically, mentally, and/or emotionally) is threatened. PTSD ((Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is often seen in those who have been in combat or war, sexually assaulted or raped, abused, involved in a natural disaster, a survivor of terrorism, or a number of other terrifying events.
Are you experiencing any of the following:
- Repeated upsetting memories
- Intense reactions to situations that remind you of the event
- Avoiding people or places
- Feeling detached or numb
- Feeling less like yourself (mood, interests, etc.)
- Easily startled
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbance
- Feeling unusually angry or agitated
- Faintness or dizziness
PTSD can be terrifying and make you feel like you will never be yourself again. People experiencing this often feel hopeless and worry they will never know happiness or fulfillment like they once knew before the event. Those who suffer from PTSD often experience high anxiety and depression. Suicidal ideation is also common among those dealing and working through this issue. Your world feels significantly altered, and you’re worried it will never return again.
There is hope. You can break free from these memories and be happy again. After what you have seen and/or experienced, it is normal to feel that the world is a dark place. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel. These memories do not have to hold you captive forever, and you can and will feel happy again.
At Noyau, we have therapists that specialize in what you are going through and want to help you remember and reclaim who you were before you experienced the life altering event. We want to help you take back your life and experience happiness again. We know right now it feels impossible to fathom, but you will get there. We want to help you redefine your life and move forward. We will work with you to develop new lifestyle changes, habits, thought processes and beliefs to nurture yourself and rediscover who you are and how you would like to change and grow. These experiences do not define who you are, you do.
Family and friends who love and cherish those with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can also positively benefit from therapy. We know you want to be available and help the one you love, but often you are at a loss as to what to do or how to help. We also know it is easy to experience second-hand PTSD when you are close with the person experiencing this. Being a support system can be taxing, and therapy can help you not only take care of your loved one but you as well. PTSD does not have to be a lifetime sentence; you can heal and we can work through this together.