Apr 23, 2018
In Utah, one in five children will be victims of sexual abuse. That's a shocking number. Add in emotional and physical abuse and trauma is something that we really need to think about.
Trauma makes people feel weak. People think they let it bother them too much or that they're overreacting. You may think others handle trauma better.
Fred has yet to see anyone in his office that he feels overreacted to trauma.
Part of what trauma does is make us think there's something wrong with us. But your response is related to the type and severity of the trauma.
Think about the traumatic event. It was like a rock being thrown into your pond. The ripples flow out to the shore. Once they hit the shore, they come back to the original point of impact- but under the surface.
The activity under the surface is greater than what's visible on the surface. And it's always directly related to the size of the rock. It's never more or less.
The below the surface response to trauma is huge. Nightmares, flashbacks, and ongoing fears are things that manifest themselves even after the surface ripple subside.
Counseling on Demand offers expert level family and marriage counseling. We all know that raising children and maintaining relationships can be tough. Whether you're dealing with divorce, separation, abuse, or are just trying to get your family running at top speed, these episodes are invaluable.
Counseling on Demand is helpful for keeping your mental health strong. There is also great information for dealing with depression. You can find Fred Riley him at Riley Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling GettingBack2Life.com.