My thoughts keep coming back to what happened.
You may find yourself experiencing thoughts or memories that trigger intense emotions, such as fear, anger, or sadness. You may avoid certain places or situations that remind you of the traumatic event, or you may find yourself constantly on edge, anticipating danger or a threat. You may also have difficulty sleeping, eating, or concentrating, or you may turn to coping mechanisms that you know you don't want to use anymore.
Maybe you know this was traumatic, or maybe you feel like you should "get over it". These feelings can be caused by a wide range of events, such as a car accident, natural disaster, assault, domestic violence, or the sudden loss of a loved one. When something traumatic happens, it can be hard to leave it behind, and the effects can manifest in various ways.
It is common to feel isolated or disconnected from others after experiencing trauma, as it can be difficult to find someone who truly understands what you're going through. You may feel like no one has the "words" to put you at ease or that others are judging you for how you're feeling. All of these feelings can lead to placing distance between yourself and the people around you, causing further isolation and loneliness.
Each person's experience is different which is why I collaborate with my clients so that together we can work out a plan that is unique to you. We will assess for the original event and explore the situations where the event is triggered.