PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
Taking part in PTSD counseling can provide a safe outlet for expressing your feelings and emotions. During the sessions, you and your therapist will discuss effective ways to help minimize, or even eliminate, distressing symptoms of PTSD.
Common Reactions To PTSD
The following are four common reactions to PTSD:
1. Reliving aspects of the traumatic event
2. Hypervigilance or feeling on edge
3. Avoidance of feelings or memories
4. Distressing beliefs or feelings
It’s very important to have support as you recover from PTSD. Some people find they lose the ability to cope with their everyday lives because of the traumatic experience, but most people are able to recover from PTSD with the right help.
If you are struggling with these symptoms after a traumatic event, therapy can help improve your symptoms, teach you skills to better cope, and restore your self-esteem. PTSD therapy helps restructure and make sense of your memories, forming positive, realistic memories that take the place of the distorted, painful memories of the trauma that lead to difficulties in functioning.