Jonathan and Arianna are both sensitive to the fact that many Kentuckians face emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect. What is trauma? We say trauma can be any experience that causes you emotional distress. In other words, what causes one person distress may not be an issue for someone else. There are many reasons for this, including genetics and environmental responses. Anything personally traumatic in nature must be processed. We know that if trauma is not processed it stays stored in the body and can impact the survivor daily. This stress can impact current relationships, self esteem, employment, overall wellbeing and even your immune system. Unfortunately the risk of being revictimized is high for many survivors unless they get treatment. Many Kentuckians are deeply hurt by people they love, have loved and trusted. We are here to help you move through pain, feel more in control and reduce distressing physiological symptoms. You are not alone.
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Here are some things you might be experiencing:
- Feeling jumpy, unsafe, fearful, and unable to relax
- Avoiding things that remind you of the distressing event
- Utilizing substances or alcohol to numb or cope with the distressing event
- Having intrusive images or thoughts related to the distressing event
- Nightmares, night waking, issues falling and staying asleep due to the distressing event