Trauma counselors in Myrtle Beach, and beyond have been researching and studying the effects of trauma in the brain for years! Trauma is stored in the body, and it affects your brain by causing a disconnect between the right and left hemispheres. Have you ever felt like I know this is how I should feel but I just don’t feel it? or I know something, but I don’t feel it?
When you experiences trauma, your brain and body are affected. Before trauma, both sides of your brain communicate back and forth. After you experience trauma, if the trauma is unprocessed, it often creates a disconnection in the communication between the right and the left hemisphere. Our trauma counselors in Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach are trained to help you get “unstuck”, and restore that connection; using different therapeutic modalities.
One of the ways our trauma counselors explain how trauma affects the brain is by using the following example: Imagine if you go to a haunted house, you may feel fear, but your logic takes over and says “that vampire isn’t real”, so you’re able to feel fear, and but still know logically that you are not in danger.
After trauma, The emotional side of your brain takes over as a survival mechanism, and disconnects from the logical side of your brain. This puts you in a constant survival mode, and causing you to operate out of a fight, a flight, and a freeze response. Therefore, when a situation that reminds you of the trauma occurs, you’re more likely to react as if you’re back in the traumatic experience. This is what happens when war veterans seek shelter in the midst of fireworks, or children hide in their closet, spouses “snap” at their partner over something the partner said or did. When you feel “stuck” in this response, it’s important to reach out to a trauma counselor who can help!
At Oceanic Counseling, we have trauma counselors in Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach who can help! Call us today to schedule your appointment by calling 843-894-0000