connexions counselling Find freedom from stress, anxiety and overwhelm.
Online, telephone and face to face appointments Face to face appointments at Kedron (Brisbane). Trauma informed counselling and therapy. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner. NDIS provider for counselling and therapeutic support.
Do these feel or sound familiar?
You feel like you “dealt with that”, but problems continue. You feel like you should be ‘further along’. A feeling of repeating the same patterns or behaviour. Feeling frustrated with yourself and your life. Feeling like you should have been able to “work it all out” by now. A sense of not feeling "like yourself" anymore.
These are all common feelings. And they can be frustrating when there is no change. The thing is our brains are very good at keeping us safe and alive. But not so helpful when it comes to change - particularly if you have experienced trauma. Sometimes you do need support to start to see things more clearly and set yourself on a different path.
A bit more about stress and trauma....
Stressful and traumatic events can affect many areas of your life. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, panic attacks, digestive issues, irritability, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, sleep issues, physical pain and illness are common as well as negative beliefs and patterns that leave you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and exhausted.
What is trauma?
We are all pretty familiar with stress and the feelings it creates. But what exactly is trauma?
Trauma is an internal response to a distressing event that can create lasting effects on how you see and experience the world - regardless of whether it happened recently or many years ago. Trauma can occur through direct experience or by seeing a distressing event happen to someone else.
Historically we have been led to believe trauma only relates to the more shocking events we often hear about in the media. But there are many situations that can create a lasting trauma response in the body such as accidents, medical procedures, serious illness or injury, bullying, the loss of a loved one, domestic violence, divorce and childhood abuse and neglect.
Latest research tells us trauma can’t be fully processed through talk therapy alone because trauma is actually stored in the body.
EFT, or “Tapping” as it is commonly known, is very effective in working with both mind and body. and clearing away layers of stress of trauma.
EFT is clinically proven to: Lower cortisol (stress hormone) Reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and trauma, Improve sleep Relieve pain And so much more!
Helping you feel calm, relaxed and more like yourself again. You can find out more about EFT (Tapping) here.
Providing individual counselling with adults in relation to:
Stress and anxiety Trauma PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Navigating life changes Relationship issues Changing limiting patterns and beliefs Grief and loss Chronic health conditions