Any event in which the person feels that their life is at risk can cause a psychological trauma or it may be caused by the constant 'drip, drip, drip' effect of living with constant stress and anxiety.


Sufferers may experience panic attacks, extreme anxiety or PTSD, or they may have on-going problems with relationships and self-esteem.


Events that may cause trauma range from:

- Personal injury: such as stabbing, beating, armed assault, domestic violence, rape and/or sexual violence, torture, kidnapping.

- Accidents: road traffic, train or plane, work accidents, building collapse, bomb damage.

- Witnessing natural disasters: such as flooding, earthquakes and hurricanes

- Life-threatening childbirth, surgery, severe illness or continuous bullying.

- Witnessing someone you care about, or are responsibly for, being hurt, abused or attacked in some way.


The common denominator is always that the individual feels that they have no control over what is happening to them or that they feel threatened in some way.


We may use a combination of therapeutic interventions to de-arouse the traumatic event, in many cases individuals do not even have to tell us about the event if they choose not to, please contact the Ipswich Human Givens team to discuss how we may help.


To find out more please contact the Therapy Needs Met team now.