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Anyone can experience trauma. The word 'trauma' comes from the Greek word for 'wound' and refers to a cluster of symptoms that can occur when you are exposed to a deeply distressing, unexpected situation or event. When most people think of trauma, they think about sexual assault, physical violence, accidents or war. However, in reality, you can experience trauma in many other situations where you are exposed to any unexpected circumstances that are different from the predictable life patterns that you are used to, destabilises your sense of control, involves physical or emotional threat to your own or someone else's life and exerts undue strain on your coping abilities. You can even experience trauma if you witness an accident or violence, if you or someone you love is diagnosed with a serious illness, if someone you care about suddenly dies, if you are bullied and so on.
If symptoms persist for more than one month,
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You should seek help if the symptoms resulting from the trauma are too distressing for you or if they have lasted for more than four weeks The sooner you receive psychological therapy, the greater is your chance of making a full recovery. We are trained in only evidence-based psychological therapies for the treatment of trauma and we use our training in neuroscience to help you to understand how your brain has changed as a result of the trauma. We help you to develop the skills that you need to overcome the distressing memories and their negative impact on you and your life.