The word ‘trauma’ stems from the Greek word ‘traûma’, which means to ‘wound’ or ‘pierce.’ Whilst it can be used to refer to both physical and mental afflictions, it is perhaps used more commonly in relation to the latter – a form of psychological suffering that can lead to a wide range of mental health issues.
Trauma impacts us all directly or indirectly, with the Mental Health Foundation recently reporting that one in three UK adults believe they have experienced a traumatic event.
Despite being common, overcoming trauma or living with its effects is possible through trauma-focused therapy, a form of treatment that helps individuals improve the coping strategies they use when responding to reminders or emotions attached to traumatic events.
The techniques used during trauma-focused therapy are governed by a wide range of things, from different psychological frameworks through to the cause of trauma itself. Generally speaking however, therapy sessions focus on techniques like anxiety management and relaxation strategies, providing people with simple techniques to manage their emotions.
At Cocoon, we help people work through their trauma by applying the science of neuroplasticity, a framework informed by founder Sarah Morrisey’s background in psychology and neuroscience. We enable clients to deal with the impact of trauma through raising self-awareness, a process that allows them to understand the way past experiences manifest themselves through behaviours in the here and now.
If you’re interested in trauma-focused therapy and want to find out more, contact us today.