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  • Writer's pictureKim Colman


Trauma is real and has affected everyone at some stage of his or her life. I myself have walked this path when faced with my own traumatic event on 13 Dec 2007. I was attacked in my own home and my husband was shot. It took me 10 months to get the courage to seek some help to overcome my fear and trauma. I was just way too scared to retell my story. After weighing only 39kgs, not being able to sleep and having awful flashbacks, I knew I had to try something. I was fortunate to have found someone who helped me in a gentle way.

Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event.

Trauma can be caused by a wide variety of events. There is frequently a violation of the person’s familiar ideas about the world and of their human rights, putting the person in a state of extreme confusion and insecurity.

Psychologically traumatic experiences often involve physical trauma that threatens one’s survival and sense of security. Typical causes and dangers of psychological trauma include harassment, embarrassment, sexual abuse, employment discrimination, police brutality, bullying, domestic violence, and indoctrination. Catastrophic natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, war or other mass violence can also cause psychological trauma.

After a traumatic experience, a person may re-experience the trauma mentally and physically. Triggers and cues act as reminders of the trauma, and can cause anxiety, panic attacks and other associated emotions.

Consequently, intense feelings of anger may frequently surface, flashbacks, nightmares and insomnia. Some people feel permanently damaged when the trauma symptoms do not go away and they then do not believe that their situation will improve. This can lead them to feelings of despair, loss of self-esteem, and frequently depression.

It is important to seek out some help in order to heal and work through this trauma. If it is not cleared, it will keep coming back and it will negatively impact your future. There are some kind and gentle ways to helping you to work through your trauma. I myself have experienced this first hand and have had enormous healing to be able to move forward in my life.

I encourage you to live a life full of happiness and to be trauma and stress free

Contact  here me for a free 30 minute support call if you are looking for assistance with any trauma, no matter how big or small.

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