BUSH FIRE TRAUMA

If you have been affected by the Victorian bush fires, you may be suffering from upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger that won’t go away. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people.

It can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. At Elementa Psychology we provide treatment and support that can help speed up recovery from emotional and psychological trauma.

Below is a list of some of the physical and emotional reactions that you may experience following the traumatic events.

Emotional symptoms of trauma:


Shock, denial, or disbelief
Anger, irritability, mood swings
Guilt, shame, self-blame
Feeling sad or hopeless
Confusion, difficulty concentrating
Anxiety and fear
Withdrawing from others
Feeling disconnected or numb


Physical symptoms of trauma:

Insomnia or nightmares
Being startled easily
Racing heartbeat
Aches and pains
Fatigue
Difficulty concentrating
Edginess and agitation
Muscle tension


If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms you would benefit from seeing one of our highly trained Psychologist who can provide support and treatment that can speed up the healing process.

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