Sometimes in life we encounter disturbing or traumatic events or experiences. For some, the event passes and they are able to return to normal life. However, for some the traumatic experience continues to affect them after it is over. Some people experience disturbing symptoms that prevent them from living the life they want. For others, the trauma may not be a specific event but an experience during childhood that led to the development of negative core beliefs that affect their ability to develop internal self-worth or have healthy relationships.

Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Re-experiencing the trauma through disturbing memories, flashbacks or nightmare’s

  • Avoiding people, places or activities that remind you of the event

  • Emotional numbness

  • Difficulty sleeping and concentrating

  • Being easily irritated and angered

Fortunately, there are effective trauma treatments that can help reduce these symptoms and even help you to replace negative core beliefs with positive and healthy core beliefs. Silver Lining uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) to treat trauma symptoms and negative core beliefs.