Healing from Trauma


Trauma may be an unavoidable part of the human expereince. Most people will experience at least one potentially traumatic event in their lives. Of these, a significant number will suffer psychological distress ranging from mild anxiety to more severe symptoms affecting daily functioning.

Trauma is used to describe both the events that produce distress as well as the distress itself. Trauma can alter the meaning we give to our lives and can produce new and difficult feelings and experiences. Two people exposed to a similar trauma may respond in different ways. The extent and type of symptoms are different for each individual.


Some of the symptoms of Trauma may include:

  • Loss of connection
  • Profound emptiness
  • Loss of care about oneself
  • Low level of hope or faith
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Panic
  • Irritability
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomina
  • Nightmares
  • Avoiding certain places and activities
  • Loss of memory of traumatic event
  • Numbness or detatchment
  • Low emotional responsiveness
  • Physical symptoms and pain
  • Hallucinations


An event is traumatic if it is extremely upsetting and is at least temporarily overwhelming.

Some potentially traumatic events include:

  • Combat
  • Sexual Assault
  • Physical Assault
  • Robbery
  • Being Kidnapped
  • Being Taken Hostage
  • Terrorist Attacks
  • Torture
  • Natural Disasters
  • Mass Violence
  • House or Other Fires
  • Automoible Accidents
  • Life Threatening Illness
  • Witnessing death or violent attacks
  • Accidents
  • War
  • Disasters
  • Emergency Worker exposure to Trauma


If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of a traumatic event, the best thing you can do is to seek professional help.


How Insight Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy can Help You.

Our Philosphy is to provide a  therapeutic, nurturing and supportive environment

At Insight Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy we take a holistic approach towards overcoming Trauma.. 

Our approach is to work with utmost respect and acceptance for you, your issues and purpose in seeking our services.

The reasons why you have developed the experience is personal and individual, so the way of dealing with it will also be personal and individual.


Vanessa has in depth experience in a range of therapies to help you. Some of these include:



Take the necessary steps towards your path to freedom

Make an appointment to Heal Trauma