Transforming Trauma for Lasting Healing

Welcome to Futsi Therapy, where we specialize in trauma and offer a unique perspective on trauma and its impact on our lives. As psychotherapists with expertise, lived experience in trauma, and a passion for healing, we are here to guide you through the transformative process of addressing and healing various types of trauma.

Unraveling the Profound Impact of Trauma

Trauma is not a one-dimensional experience. It is a deeply complex and often life-altering event. Most people are familiar with the terms “big T trauma” and “little T trauma.” “Big T trauma” typically refers to major life-altering events such as accidents, assaults, or natural disasters, while “little T trauma” encompasses smaller, ongoing stressors. But the reality is that trauma is highly subjective. It’s not just about what happened; it’s about how you experienced it.

Exploring Different Types of Trauma

At Futsi Therapy, we recognize and address various types of trauma.

  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder): Typically associated with “big T trauma,” PTSD can result from single or multiple traumatic incidents. It often leads to symptoms like re-experiencing traumatic events, flashbacks, nightmares, hyperarousal, and avoidance of the traumatic material or event.
  • Complex PTSD: Complex PTSD, or C-PTSD, develops from prolonged exposure to trauma, such as ongoing childhood abuse or neglect. It may result in severe emotional dysregulation, disturbances in self-identity, difficulty maintaining relationships, and avoidance of situations reminiscent of the trauma.
  • Survivors of Abuse: Abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological. Survivors often carry the weight of their experiences, impacting their relationships and overall well-being. They may avoid triggers or situations that remind them of the abuse, leading to negative self-views and self-worth. 
  • Spiritual Trauma: Spiritual trauma can result from experiences within religious or spiritual contexts, causing inner conflict and turmoil. Those who have experienced spiritual trauma may avoid religious settings or discussions.
  • Relational Trauma: Trauma can stem from interpersonal relationships, especially when they involve emotional abuse, neglect, or betrayal. Those affected may become avoidant or anxious in new relationships.
  • Developmental Trauma: Trauma experienced during crucial developmental stages can have a lasting impact on emotional and psychological development, resulting in avoidance of situations reminiscent of those early experiences, negative self-views, and low self-worth. These experiences can include a lack of emotional support or excessive stress from a caregiver, which may lead to developmental trauma.
  • Workplace/Professional Trauma: Trauma in the workplace or professional settings can lead to avoidance of work-related triggers and interpersonal challenges in a professional context.
  • Generational/Legacy Trauma: Trauma can also be passed down through generations. Clients may have had caregivers who were traumatized themselves, traumatizing to the child, or both traumatized and traumatizing to the child. For example, children of immigrants may experience generational trauma, where their parents or ancestors faced hardships related to migration, cultural adjustment, and discrimination. These intergenerational dynamics can leave deep imprints on a person’s mental and emotional well-being.

The Nervous System’s Response

Traumas affect our nervous system, triggering primal responses like fight, flight, or freeze. These responses can leave a profound imprint on our mental and physical well-being. Unresolved trauma can manifest in a variety of ways, including challenges with relationships, depression, anxiety, panic, communication issues, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Body Remembers

It’s essential to understand that trauma often manifests in the body. The body “remembers” the traumatic experiences, sometimes leading to physical symptoms, chronic pain, and illness. This is why addressing trauma holistically is crucial for long-term healing.

The Path to Healing

At Futsi Therapy, we provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your trauma, no matter its origin or intensity. We understand that trauma is deeply personal, and your experience is unique. We don’t focus solely on what happened but on how it has impacted you. Through evidence-based modalities like EMDR, Brainspotting, Parts Work (Internal Family Systems – IFS), and more, we help you unravel the layers of trauma and heal from within.

Rediscover Balance and Resilience

Trauma may have shaped your past, but it doesn’t have to define your future. Contact us to begin your transformative journey toward healing. Together, we’ll address the imprints trauma has left on your life and rediscover the balance and resilience that are inherently yours. Reclaim your sense of self, well-being, and purpose.

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