Trauma Events or History of Trauma
Trauma can be experienced directly or vicariously. Experiences such as sexual or physical assault, encounters with racial bias or discrimination, or witnessing a horrific event can have a huge impact on our brains, our emotional baseline, and our functioning capacity.
FEAP offers trauma informed assessment and short term counseling services to employees dealing with immediate crisis or historical trauma which is actively impacting daily functioning.
Traumatic stress injury is a normal reaction to abnormal events. For many, symptoms may last for several days or even weeks, but then they gradually lift. Others benefit from professional interventions to support healing.
While traumatic events are experienced differently in every person, here are some possible symptoms:
- Inability to remember parts of traumatic event
- Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event
- Flashbacks (feeling like the event is happening again)
- Irritability or outbursts of anger
- Hypervigilance (on constant alert)
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Feeling intense distress when reminded of the trauma
- Intense physical reactions like pounding heart, sweating, nausea
- Avoiding activities, places, thoughts that remind you of the trauma
- Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
FEAP trauma services provides education about natural trauma reactions, supports resiliency and encourages the use of healthy coping skills. The sooner the symptoms are recognized and confronted, the easier it may be to overcome. FEAP trauma services support stabilization and promote healing. We also provide a bridge to community resources and practices which can further the transformation from surviving to thriving.