WHAT IS TRAUMA? 'Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences' (Karen Onderko). Emotional and psychological trauma can result from a single event/incident or multiple events/incidents that cause a huge amount of stress in the body and that may compromise our sense of safety or security. People often think it's only the 'big things' or really 'serious' incidents that cause trauma, however, that's not true. We often experience what we call small 't's' that, if they have specific meaning/significance to us, or occur alongside an accummulation of other small 't's', can result in a traumatic experience. It's really important to dispel this myth because many people don't seek support because they think or feel that the '
The anxiety monster is small enough to sit on its victim's shoulder.... If you identify with the rest of the description below, why not get in touch and find out how we can support you. Q: Do you want to reduce anxiety or learn how to manage it more effectively? Q: Want to learn some tools and strategies that will help you stamp on that anxiety once and for all? Q: Want to feel calmer and more relaxed? Q: Want to not feel you are missing out so much? Q: Want to improve your quality of life? If you answer 'yes' to some or all of these questions, get in touch and start getting some support. The therapists and counsellors here at GADS are warm, friendly, experienced, understanding and will walk alongside you, supporting you all the way to start decreasing anxiety, stress and worry. We have therapists and counsellors who can provide in-person appointments at our offices in Glasgow city centre or online, via Zoom (we have therapists in Scotland and England for online appointmen