Have you ever been through a traumatic event that left you feeling overwhelmed, scared, and unable to move forward? Trauma can be incredibly disruptive to our lives if we don’t have the right strategies for healing. But there is hope. With the help of trauma-informed resources, such as counseling, mindfulness activities, understanding triggers...

Have you ever been through a traumatic event that left you feeling overwhelmed, scared, and unable to move forward? Trauma can be incredibly disruptive to our lives if we don’t have the right strategies for healing. But there is hope. With the help of trauma-informed resources, such as counseling, mindfulness activities, understanding triggers and more - it's possible for anyone suffering from PTSD or other forms of trauma to find relief and learn how to manage their emotions in healthy ways. In this blog post, I will provide helpful information about how you can heal from various types of trauma and its effects on your life.

More

How Trauma Affects the Brain

If you or someone you love has experienced an overwhelming life event, you may be left wondering: how does this trauma affect the brain?

When we go through situations that leave us feeling unsafe and powerless, the brain will try to send signals to help us reestablish security, typically through the "flight or fight" response.

However, when such reactions fail, there may be longer-term changes in specific regions of the brain--specifically the amygdala, hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex, and dysregulated norepinephrine and cortisol levels.

Continue reading

How Do I Know I Have Trauma?

With all of this newfound access to information about mental health, it can be pretty easy to get overwhelmed, especially when it comes to trauma.  But what actually is trauma?  And how...

Continue reading

What To Expect During Trauma Counseling

For many people, a traumatic event can trigger a range of emotions.  These feelings may persist for extended periods of time and can lead to a variety of additional problems. This is because trau...

Continue reading

How To Cope with Trauma Responses

What is trauma? Trauma is something that has happened in one's life that was deeply distressing or disturbing.  It is a moment that has left a replayable mark on the brain.  This moment...

Continue reading

Trauma Coping Skills

Trauma is a response to something deeply upsetting that has happened to someone.  It is an emotional event that happens and can be comprised of various different symptoms.  There are short-t...

Continue reading

Common Trauma Bond Withdrawal Symptoms

Extricating oneself from a toxic or abusive relationship is no easy task. Among the myriad challenges one might face is the bewildering phenomenon of trauma bond withdrawal. This complex process manif...

Continue reading

How to Get Out of Survival Mode from Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can have profound and lasting impacts, often carrying into adulthood and manifesting in various ways.  These effects, known as the 'survival mode', can be challenging to navigate...

Continue reading

Trauma Effects on the Body

We often think of trauma as a mental or emotional problem: but, trauma also has effects on the body.  And, not just in your heart. Trauma is a serious issue. Research shows that up to 90% of adul...

Continue reading

Where Do Anger Issues Come From?

In order for healing from trauma to begin, it is important to ask the question- Where do anger issues come from? Trauma from your past relationships affects your present relationships. Especially trau...

Continue reading

How to Deal With Trauma in Adulthood

Would you like to learn about how trauma in adulthood affects us? If so, keep reading!  Trauma affects people in different ways. People react to it differently.  They may also have various r...

Continue reading

Identifying Family Trauma

Identifying family trauma can be a painful process. The effects of trauma manifest in various painful ways. No two people are alike, and therefore the effects of trauma on individuals vary. Trauma aff...

Continue reading

How to Spot Some of the Signs of PTSD in Teens?

Every teenager goes through the typical emotional roller coaster. They may love you one minute and hate you the next. Suppose your teen lashes out more than usual and isolates herself from her friends...

Continue reading

Why Do I Say Random Things Out Loud?

Have you ever found yourself alone in the kitchen, narrating your cooking process as if you were hosting your own cooking show, or suddenly exclaiming "Eureka!" in the middle of a quiet library upon s...

Continue reading

Do You Have Trauma From Dating Someone With BPD?

In the world of dating and relationships, few experiences can be as emotionally taxing as being involved with someone diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The rollercoaster ride of in...

Continue reading

No, Trauma is Not an Excuse to Treat People Poorly

While trauma can explain why we might struggle with certain emotions and behaviors, it doesn't justify acting out in ways that hurt others. Using trauma to avoid responsibility for poor behavior is no...

Continue reading

overcomers counseling logo

Explore local counseling and psychiatry services to find the tailored support you require. Embark on a journey towards resilience and become an Overcomer with the right professional assistance by your side!

Contact Us

5585 Erindale Dr. Ste 204
Colorado Springs, CO 80918 mailing
(719) 345-2424 office
(719) 888-5022 text
(855) 719-2549 fax

Business Hours (Provider's hours may vary)

 Sunday   Closed
 Monday   8:00am - 5:00pm
 Tuesday   8:00am - 5:00pm
 Wednesday    8:00am - 5:00pm
 Thursday   8:00am - 5:00pm
 Friday   8:00am - 5:00pm
 Saturday  Closed