Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an emotional disorder that can occur after witnessing or experiencing an event that is shocking or terrifying, one that causes physical or psychological harm, or one that is life threatening. PTSD may caused by events such as a violent personal assault such as rape, sudden death of a loved one, a serious accident, military combat, and natural disasters. Repeated verbal and/or emotional abuse can also cause PTSD.
Symptoms of PTSD include recurring nightmares, flashbacks, irrational fears, being jittery and easily startled, and becoming suddently angered. People with PTSD may view the world as a dangerous place where others cannot be trusted.
I am trained in Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR), an evidenced-based technique that is used to reduce the emotional pain caused by a traumatic incident. In TIR, you are guided through a process of reviewing and describing a traumatic incident repeatedly until the emotional pain surrounding the incident is discharged, after which the incident no longer has the power to cause you emotional distress.