• Trauma Therapy Near You in Winnipeg

    We all experience events in life that leave a negative impact on us. This could include experiences such as a breakup with a lover or a friend, losing a loved-one to death, a physical injury, sexual trauma, or simple but lasting impacts of relationship and attachment wounds. However, sometimes the impact of our difficult life experiences lead to more than a residual impact. They can lead to symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Trauma therapy near you in Winnipeg can help.

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    Our Approach to Winnipeg Trauma Therapy

    At this time Vern Kehler primarily uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR therapy, for trauma and PTSD treatment, and Liona Kehler primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, for treating trauma and PTSD in Winnipeg.

    Work with our warm, knowledgeable and compassionate therapists as you journey towards healing after the trauma. We would love to be by your side as you start, or continue, your Winnipeg trauma and PTSD treatment. Call or email us any time to learn more.

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    Trauma Therapy Near You in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Have you experienced events that have left you with symptoms of trauma and PTSD? Are you suffering from lingering anxiety and fear? Or bouts of uncontrollable anger and frustration? Do you feel like you can't control your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours? If so, counselling for trauma and PTSD in Winnipeg may be what you've been looking for.

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    How Can Trauma Therapy Near You in Winnipeg Help?

    There are a variety of treatments that can be used to treat symptoms of trauma and PTSD in Winnipeg. However, there are 2 primary therapies that we commonly use here at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg, each of which have been  consistently gaining research-based evidence for their effectiveness in successfully treating symptoms of trauma and PTSD:

    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: EMDR uses bilateral sensory input such as eye movements, tapping, or bilateral auditory stimulation to stimulate the brain to process difficult memories, thoughts, and emotions
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT is a form of talk therapy that focuses on how feelings, thoughts, and behaviours are related to one another. The goal of CBT therapy is to help a client with trauma and PTSD return to a place of hope and a greater sense of being in control of their thoughts and behaviours

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    What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD?

    Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD is a mental health condition that may occur as a result of experiencing or witnessing traumatic events such as named above, or events like terrorist attacks, natural disasters, motor-vehicle or other accidents, acts of or anxiety about war, sexual violence or unwanted sexual advancements of any type, or any other assault. PTSD can also result from relational traumas such as childhood neglect, bullying, and painful intimate partner experiences.

    It is believed that symptoms of trauma and PTSD develop when our bodies go through experiences that overwhelm the natural abilities to process the experience, and then later the overwhelm continues to hamper the body's natural abilities to heal the damage. In other words, the body's natural processing and healing abilities are flooded and overwhelmed, leading to symptoms of trauma and PTSD.

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    Who Are the Clients Who Come To Us for Trauma Therapy?

    Many of our clients are outwardly what society often sees as go-getters, or we sometimes call perfectionistic. They are outwardly quite successful in one or more area of their life. However, this perfectionism is often a way to narrow in on one singular focus as a way of avoiding the pain. People are often not even aware of their perfectionistic tendencies until they start doing some trauma work.

    Do you suffer from perfectionism? Do the people in your life sometimes admire your singular focus and/or admire your success even while you feel like you are slowly dying under the weight? Could the perfectionism be a sign of trauma and PTSD? If so, therapy in Winnipeg for trauma and PTSD may be what you have been looking for.

    To be clear, not everyone who struggles with perfectionistic tendencies does so as a result of trauma and PTSD, but perfectionism can be a sign that there is more going on than a simple desire to get things right. Perfectionism that comes out of a desire to resolve pain often looks exceptionally singularly focused on one or a couple of areas of life.

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    When We Dismiss Our Traumatic Experiences

    Recent research has pointed to the fact that PTSD can also result from less dramatic life events, such as hurtful experiences during childhood. In some cases, these can cause as many—or even more—symptoms of PTSD than the types of experiences we often associate as being major traumas. This is likely due to the fact that people tend to dismiss the smaller but prolonged traumatic experiences as being "a normal part of life," which often results in not addressing the impact of the trauma for months, years, and in some cases decades afterwards.

    Have you ever had an experience, or experiences, that felt deeply hurtful at the time of the event, and part of you knows that life was never the same afterwards, but because it was so normal where you lived or went to school, you dismissed the impact it had on you? This is very common—people dismiss traumatic memories for many reasons. Here are some examples of how people might dismiss the trauma:

    • My friends were bullied too, so it shouldn't hurt so much. It was normal in my community
    • My parents often yelled at me, but they yelled at my siblings too, and they seem alright—I don't think they were traumatized
    • There are many people who don't have enough to eat most days. My problems seem small by comparison
    • Yes I was touched sexually against my will, but I wasn't raped so I should be able to move past it
    • Yes I was in a car accident, but no-one was seriously hurt, so I shouldn't be traumatized by it
    • Feel free to fill in other example(s): ___________________________

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    What Happens After the Traumatic Event?

    Once trauma has been experienced, there is a disruption in how the brain processes information. In a healthy brain that has not experienced the trauma, the person's brain processes information about what happened and makes appropriate connections. Those reactions to the event that are no longer useful, any emotions or physical sensations, are released.

    However, when an individual experiences a traumatic event, this processing system is disrupted and the negative memories and emotions, as well as physical sensations and beliefs, are stored in the brain. These stored traumatic interpretations mingle with current events to colour them negatively. In short, the body believes the trauma happened quite recently; i.e. the body does not distinguish between past and present experiences.

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    Symptoms of Trauma and PTSD

    The following are common ways people experience symptoms of trauma and PTSD:

    • People who have symptoms of PTSD often experience disturbing feelings and thoughts related to the traumatic experience(s). These symptoms can last for a long time, in some cases months, years, or even decades after the initial event
    • Many people with symptoms of PTSD relive the event through various forms of flashbacks and/or nightmares
    • It is also very common for people with symptoms of PTSD to feel intense emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, and a detachment from loved-ones such as friends, family, and the broader community
    • Individuals who have PTSD often avoid people and situations that remind them of the traumatic event. Ordinary sounds or incidents such as banging doors, certain smells, specific words or topics, or even accidental touch in a crowd may cause a strong and uncontrollable reaction

    If you or a loved one suffers from symptoms of trauma and PTSD and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to us. We have personally seen amazing transformation and healing through therapy, and we believe you can have this type of positive experience with therapy, leading to significant healing and overall improvement in satisfaction for life. It's possible!

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    Blogs About Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Winnipeg

    Below we are listing some of our blogs about Winnipeg trauma and PTSD counselling. Feel free to click the images to learn more.

    What Is Trauma Therapy?

    Causes of Trauma & PTSD

    Male Sexual Abuse Survivors: You Are Not Alone

    EMDR Treatment for Sexual Abuse

    Signs of Trauma: Am I Dealing With More Than I Thought?

    Meditation Can Help With Trauma

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