Trauma & PTSD

“I didn’t realize how much PTSD and trauma were affecting my life until I just couldn’t handle it anymore.  Skye helped me dig myself out of that hole and learn to focus on the positive things in my life, like my wife and kids.  We’re all grateful for Skye.” ~B.E., Survivor

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trauma ptsd

Physical, mental, and emotional trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, can result from many kinds of experiences, ranging from abuse to divorce to the horrors of war. Each case is different, and each person responds uniquely, depending on their background and previous experiences. Nevertheless, it is possible to help people learn to manage their trauma response.


Most people in there life time are likely to experience some type of trauma. There are many different types of trauma: car accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, abuse, assault, robbery, etc. You can also experience trauma when you see someone else being hurt. There are physical and emotional symptoms that can develop after experiencing trauma.

Physical Symptoms:
  • Nightmares– Nightmares are a common side-effect of the shock that occurred during the traumatic event. When your body experiences shock, your brain can continue those feelings into your sleeping hours. Your nightmares may not mimic the exact traumatic experience that occurred, but they can have common themes. Nightmare can be harmful to your body, because it can cause sleep deprivation.
  • Flashbacks– Flashbacks, also known as involuntary recurrent memory, are a sudden vivid memory where you are re-experiencing a traumatic event. The event can be signaled by something in your daily lifestyle.
Emotional Symptoms:
  • Anxiety – Anxiety is one of the most common emotions to feel after a traumatic event. The anxiety can come from the fear you my feel during an event. The is a very natural and normal emotion to have after a traumatic event. The fearful emotion that developed during the tragedy can carry on into your daily lifestyle, causing anxiety to take over your emotions.
  • Anger – Anger is also a very common emotion to feel after a tragedy. The anger you may feel after a tragedy can be towards to the person or situation that caused the traumatic event.
  • Depression– You may feel sad or numb after a traumatic event. It is natural to feel overwhelmed by all the emotions you felt during the tragedy, so this may cause you to slow shut down your emotions instead of feeling so many.

You are not Alone. These physical and emotional symptoms to feel after a tragedy are very natural. Each person may have a unique emotion experience. Skyehelps is here to help you learn to manage and heal from the traumatic events that life can throw at us.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, and it can affect everyone differently. Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. You are not broken if you are experiencing PTSD. Skyehelps can help you being healing by teaching you therapeutic methods that will help you manage the emotions you may be feeling.

PTSD can develop from any type of traumatic event and can included any of the symptoms listed above. There are two different types of PTSD that one may develop: Chronic (prolonged) and Acute (short-term).

There are some common Signs and Symptoms that you may be experiencing if you have PTSD:

  • You may feel stressed or frightened even when you are not in danger.
  • You may be easily started or feel tense and on edge going through your daily lifestyle.
  • Re-experiencing the event in outlets such as nightmares or flashbacks
  • You may be avoiding places or objects that could remind you of the event.
  • You may be feeling guilt, blame, or having negative thoughts.

Skye can teach you to manage the aftermath of emotional trauma and post traumatic stress. The skills we share with you go beyond simple coping strategies to behavior and thought modification in order to help you regain control over your life.  Learn to live without fear, without looking over your shoulder, without sitting in the corner seat at the restaurant.  Peace after trauma is possible.

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