Speaking Out Loud
We continue our series with clinical psychologist Dr. Ottilia Brown from Lighthouse Arabia on how to heal trauma. Dr Brown explains that that untreated trauma can lead to psychiatric conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, substance use disorders, dissociative disorders and adjustment disorders which significantly affect functioning and quality of life.
The impacts of trauma go far beyond one’s simple imagination. There is not one word or end result; the impacts range from physical, to behavioural and even spiritual. If untreated, the impacts of trauma can manifest in ugly ways; for instance, the physical effects can range from insomnia to headaches and digestive issues. Whereas, psychological responses range from sadness, anger and shame to nightmares and even difficult relationships.
Explaining Trauma Q & A with Dr Ottilia Brown Trauma takes many shapes and forms, one of our organizations mission is to help individuals and communities heal from trauma through story telling. In order to really dissect the matter, we speak to clinical
Define Trauma “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral's Kiss Trauma can feel like an unexpected slap in the face, both metamorphically and physically. The APA (The...