Trauma Therapy 

What is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma Therapy with Tell Us A Tail uses a holsitic approach, working with the brain, the body and the pysche. Trauma doesn't always involve obvious flashbacks or dissociation. Sometimes we can feel a strong adverse reaction to a situation or thought and don't understand why.. this can be because of past trauma. We can also develop unhealthy coping habits, things that we do that help us deal with the emotions we have about the trauma, such as eating or drinking too much or too little, using alcohol and/or drugs, viewing sexual material online or behaving in some sexual ways that doesn't make us feel good in the long term. 

Overcoming trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex PTSD (CPTSD) where someone has experienced multiple traumas. 

Symptoms of trauma include anxiety, lack of sleep, bad dreams, feeling angry or scared quickly and experiencing flash backs where you feel a strong memories of the traumatic situation. Sometimes, this can lead to dissociation, where you feel as thought you are back in the event and may even talk as though you are reliving it.

Sometimes this can even be vicarious trauma, meaning that you might not have experienced trauma first hand, but you have been around it or someone who has. 

Feeling tired, rushes of emotions and pain in the body without medical reason. 

Therapy helps the mind, brain and body process the traumatic event/s and teaches the body that it is no longer under threat. 

Rewind Therapy

The Rewind  offers a way of permanently stopping the involuntary recall by filing the traumatic event so it comes under control..Voluntary recall remains.

Rewind therapy is a brief intense therapy which helps us to process a memory. Think of traumatic memories like an unwanted guest in your kitchen, you want it to leave through the front door (into the long term memory), but every time you are faced with it, you can't bare the sight of it and therefore, don't show it the door because that would require you to engage with it. So it sits in the kitchen, where you can see it every now and again when you really don't want to.

Rewind therapy helps usher the guest (memory) out of the front door and into the long term memory where it can be called upon if it's needed but is no longer free to pop up when you enter the kitchen. 

A sign that a memory needs processing is when you still see it through your own eyes, rather than in the 3rd person, where you can see yourself. 


Sex and intimacy after abuse 

Sexual, physical, emotional and psychological abuse can impact sexual functioning and intimacy no matter how recent or historic. I am deeply aware of how triggering a simple touch can be for someone who has experienced abuse. This can cause feelings of guilt, shame and obligation and puts pressure on relationships. 

Similarly people can find themselves frequently seeking new sexual activity or partners in order to feel validated, desirable or loved but ultimately, don't feel good afterwards. 

Feeling vulnerable is very hard when you have been through sexual abuse, but I can help you be stronger and redefine your boundaries and find your safe sexual self. 


When you are ready to talk.. we are listening. 


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