Post Traumatic Stress

Trauma can be detrimental to both our mental and physical health.

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Post Traumatic Stress

Everyone responds differently to trauma, and it may not be just a single event.

This mental illness can change one’s life forever, causing vivid nightmares, flashbacks, leaving you distraught and unable to cope with life. Repeated exposure to trauma such as abuse can be detrimental to one’s mental and physical health.

PTSD causes intrusive symptoms such as re-experiencing the traumatic event. Many people have vivid nightmares, flashbacks, or thoughts of the event that seem to come from nowhere. They often avoid things that remind them of the event —— for example, someone who was hurt in a car crash might avoid driving.

Kristina works in conjunction with your mental health professional to design a recovery programme.

Kristina’s approach is first to have the person diagnosed by an appropriate mental health professional, then work with the mental health professional and the client to ensure that the client receives full support for successful recovery.

Kristina has had clients that may think or may feel their symptoms qualify as PTSD. Her therapeutic approach is use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques which are known to be helpful in supporting clients with their symptoms. She supports her clients by teaching them how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are working together and how to deal with their problems and stress. She practises with them relating skills and techniques to help their thoughts remain in the present. And she also gleans some techniques from Exposure therapy to help clients talk about their experiences to reduce avoidance.