Trauma refers to an emotional, psychological, or physical response to an event or series of events that are distressing, frightening, or harmful. These events overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, leaving lasting effects on their mental, emotional, and often physical well-being. Trauma can be experienced directly or indirectly, and its impact can vary based on the individual’s resilience, support systems, and coping mechanisms.
Results from an injury or harm to the body, such as accidents, falls, or physical assaults.
Arises from distressing events or experiences that affect an individual emotionally, such as abuse, loss of a loved one, or witnessing violence.
Involves non-consensual sexual acts, sexual assault, rape, or any unwanted sexual experience.
Occurs during a person’s formative years and affects their emotional and psychological development, often caused by neglect, abuse, or instability in the family environment.
Involves exposure to multiple and prolonged traumatic experiences, often occurring within relationships, such as in cases of ongoing abuse or domestic violence.
Immediate reactions characterized by disbelief, numbing, or an inability to accept what has happened.
Feelings of intense anger, frustration, and irritability, sometimes directed at oneself or others.
Persistent feelings of fear, anxiety, or being on edge, often accompanied by panic attacks or excessive worry.
Feelings of responsibility for the trauma or shame for being a victim, even when not at fault.
Repeated, distressing memories or visual and sensory re-experiencing of the traumatic event.
Efforts to avoid reminders of the trauma, including places, people, or situations associated with the event.
Feeling detached or disconnected from emotions, others, or the world around them.
Trauma-informed care is an approach that recognizes the widespread impact of trauma on individuals and seeks to create an environment that promotes healing, safety, and empowerment. It is rooted in the understanding that many individuals have experienced trauma in various forms, which can affect their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
At Into the Light, we embrace trauma-informed care as a fundamental principle in our services. Our approach focuses on:
Our therapists are trained in trauma-focused therapies, providing a safe space for you to explore and heal from past traumas.
We offer support groups where individuals can connect with others who have experienced similar challenges, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
We incorporate mindfulness and wellness practices to help individuals develop coping skills and promote emotional well-being.
Our team is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where you can heal at your own pace.
Our clinicians and staff are experienced in trauma-informed care and are committed to your well-being.
We understand that each person’s journey is unique and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and goals.
Your privacy and confidentiality are paramount to us. We take every precaution to ensure your information is kept confidential.
If you are seeking trauma-informed care or have questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact Into the Light. We are here to support you on your journey toward healing and recovery.
At Into the Light, we believe that healing from trauma is possible, and we are here to help you take the first steps toward a brighter, more hopeful future.