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Understanding the Warning Signs of Trauma

Jan 2

Trauma is the direct result of stressful events that occur suddenly in life. Whenever you experience trauma, it can upset your emotions, leaving you struggling with negative feelings. Although trauma is inevitable, knowing the common signs will help you find treatment at the proper time.

Intensive Therapy Retreats is a top-rated Trauma Recovery Retreat. We can help you manage trauma to avoid the negative triggers that may cause anxiety.

Discover the common signs you may be experiencing emotional or psychological trauma.

Physical Signs of Trauma

Insomnia (lack of sleep) is a common physical evidence of trauma, usually triggered by events such as chronic illnesses, severe accidents, or the death of a close relative. If you have difficulty having enough sleep due to trauma, it may be time to visit our retreat center for IFS Therapy.

Other physical signs of trauma include;

Muscle tension.

Aches and pains.



Racing heartbeats.

Emotional Signs of Trauma

Emotional signs relate to the thoughts and feelings you experience following a traumatic event. Common emotional symptoms include: anxiety, fear, sadness, or hopelessness. 

Trauma may also trigger shock, mood swings, and irritability symptoms, depending on what you’re experiencing.

Although you can handle some emotional symptoms without therapy, others like anger outbursts, can have far-reaching effects. It is, therefore, advisable to attend a Trauma Healing Retreat.

At Intensive Therapy Retreats, we follow a customized approach to help you handle trauma. First, we’ll help recognize the triggers of negative emotions, then recommend coping mechanisms to deal with future episodes of trauma.

Mental Signs of Trauma

Acute trauma can have far-reaching effects on your mental function and affect your ability to make the proper choices. For instance, if you’re involved in a tragic accident, it may trigger undesirable flashbacks many years after the occurrence. A flashback often causes nightmares or horrific dreams about the event Trauma Retreat Centers.

Avoidance behavior is yet another mental sign of trauma. The downside of avoidance behavior is that it makes you want to avoid any event relating to a past negative occurrence. Avoidance behavior can be mild or intense, depending on your circumstances.

Mental signs of trauma may vary among different individuals. Sometimes, you may notice the signs immediately after the tragic event or a few weeks after the negative occurrence. On the other hand, you may not experience such symptoms at all.

Regardless of the intensity of your symptoms, you can find relief in an intensive Trauma Therapy Retreat. Contact Intensive Therapy Retreats for advice and therapy if you have traumatic episodes.

Intensive Therapy Retreats
43 Center St Suite 304, Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 331-7421