Overall, a trauma-informed approach aims to promote healing and recovery by creating a supportive environment and helping individuals feel empowered and in control of their own recovery process.
Trauma leaves a lasting impact on our lives. As survivors of Modern slavery our relationship with trauma is often complex and it can be hard to find the right help. Here are some of the things other survivors have learned about trauma.
The term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is used so much in popular culture that many people don’t understand the reality of an actual trauma diagnosis.
Trauma and substance use are often closely linked. Drugs, alcohol or even food can become a way to get through the stress and emotional pain you are experiencing due to trauma.
Shame can often be a response to trauma. Survivors often feel ashamed or guilty about what happened to them, or they may blame themselves for not being able to prevent the trauma. Here are some strategies that can help.
There are many forms of therapy that can be effective in treating trauma. Different therapies may work better for you than others. It can take some time to find the right one, and this process can seem overwhelming.