What is trauma?
Trauma is sadly an all-too-common experience. By a traumatic event, we mean incidents such as accidents or disasters, or times when we are hurt or threatened by another person. Traumas might include physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
During a traumatic experience we might feel very frightened, hopeless or helpless. We might believe that we are going to suffer severe injury or die. The dissociative reactions that we describe are often associated with trauma, but can also occur during other periods of stress and high anxiety.
Purple Octopus Management works with commissioning organisations to deliver programmes of trauma therapy to children, young people and adults who have suffered neglect, abuse or significant trauma (including gaslighting trauma) have a diagnosis of ASD or other medical condition, engage in substance misuse, self-harm or other risky anti-social behaviour, and those who present with depression, trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, anxiety and stress.
Purple Octopus Management’s programmes aim to support our clients to develop the ability to connect what they feel emotionally with the physical symptoms they experience.
The effects experiencing of significant trauma can manifest in a number of ways, including:
- Panic attacks
- Stress (including post-traumatic stress and exam stress)
- Insomnia and sleep disorders
- Lack of self-esteem
- Low confidence
- Nervous twitches or ticks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- Relationship and marital issues
Our psychotherapeutic programmes enable, empower and educate our clients to develop emotional understanding and resilience using neuroscience as a basis for learning. We bring together elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness practice, positive psychology, clinical hypnosis and neuroscience to form an approach which works extremely well regardless of age or presenting challenges.
We specialise in working with children, young people and adults with significant trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder supporting clients to move forward in a positive way without the need for ‘emotional archaeology’, to develop a true understanding of their emotional and physical reactions, and take steps to relieve trauma-related symptoms and challenges.
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