Trauma is defined as any event or experience that overwhelms the mind and the body; that which is out of our control. It can also be defined as an event or experience that is perceived as life threatening. Trauma can alter the equilibrium of your mind, body and spirit. The memory of this event can infect, consciously and unconsciously, all other life experiences. The impact of trauma may surface as depression, anxiety, feelings of helplessness and abandonment of hope. It may also surface in various disorders or addictions, such as food, sex, codependency, finances or mood altering substances.
A characteristic of trauma is that we experience a loss of connection to ourselves, our bodies, our families and with the world around us. The Healing Within program will help you understand the effects of trauma on your life, create meaning out of your life journey and acquire education and tools to overcome it.