A major life crisis often leaves one feeling helpless, lost, confused, overwhelmed, and without hope. In crisis situations, it is common to feel scattered and unable to plan beyond your current situation. Being affected by a natural disaster, such as flooding or a pandemic, can be life altering.
At Memorial Child and Family Therapy we focus attention on comfort and solace, an opportunity to express feelings, and support during the initial period following a traumatic event. We want to help you to begin picking up the pieces and create a plan to return your family’s routines to as normal as possible.
The following are common experiences when working through a crisis:
- Losing everything you have and worked for
- Having families separated and being surrounded by strangers
- Losing support systems in life
- Being bottled in and needing a release
- Losing a job, house, or having extensive damage to your property or belongings
- Moving to a new culture and experiencing culture shock
- Losing everything that is familiar or comforting
- Feeling emotionally drained, feeling anger, or experiencing survivor’s guilt
- Having difficult conversations with family members and children
The three phases of trauma recovery are 1) safety & stabilization 2) remembrance & mourning and 3) reconnection and integration back into life.
For more on how we help you and your family process trauma, click here.
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