What Is Trauma?
Trauma is a “distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, such as a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.”¹ Many people recover from trauma with time and support from loved ones. But others experience lasting effects from the trauma, and they may continue to live with deep emotional pain, confusion, fear, or post-traumatic stress far after the event has passed. “Often, the support, guidance, and assistance of mental health professionals is fundamental to healing from trauma. “¹
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress is “the psychological reaction to a severely stressful and physically threatening event that often results in anxiety, flashbacks, hypervigilance, depression, suicidal ideation, and other mental health concerns for an extended period of time. People who experience PTSD may continue to feel afraid or anxious even when no danger is present.”¹
Here at Cornerstone, we offer two specific forms of treatment for trauma: EMDR and Brainspotting.