Trauma

Having upsetting dreams that replay part of the experience or are clearly related to the experience.

Having powerful images or memories that sometimes come into your mind in which you feel the experience is happening again in the here and now.

Being reminded of the experience and then spacing out for a while.

Having moments when you lost control and acted like you were back in the experience.

Having a memory of the experience come back to you that was so strong that you lost track of what was going on around you.

Reacting to people or situations as if you were back in the past experience.

Feeling very upset when something reminded you of the experience.

Having powerful images or memories that sometimes come into your mind in which you feel the experience is happening again in the here and now, even if only for a moment.

Avoiding internal reminders of the experience (for example, thoughts, feelings, or physical sensations).

Avoiding external reminders of the experience (for example, people, places, conversations, objects, activities, or situations).

Being “super-alert”, watchful, or on guard.

Feeling jumpy or easily startled.

I react intensely to things that don’t seem to affect other people so much.

When I am upset, it takes me a long time to calm down.

My feelings tend to be easily hurt.

I experience episodes of uncontrollable anger.

I do things that people have told me are dangerous or reckless.

I feel numb or emotionally shut down.

I am the kind of person who has difficulty experiencing feelings of pleasure or joy.

When I am under stress or confronted with reminders of my trauma, I often feel that the world is distant or that the world seems different.

When I am under stress or confronted with reminders of my trauma, I often feel outside my body or feel that there is something strange about my body.

I feel like a failure.

I feel worthless.

I often feel ashamed of myself whether it makes sense or not.

I feel guilty about things I have done or failed to do.

I feel distant or cut off from people.

I find it hard to stay emotionally close to people.

I avoid relationships because they end up being too difficult or painful.

Published by Linda Turner

Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP practitioner and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦ https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-turner-retreat/

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