1425 W. Elliot Road #207,
Gilbert, AZ 85233
7121 W. Bell Rd #115,
Glendale, AZ 85308

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Trauma, which comes from the Greek word for wound, can come in both physical as well as emotional forms. Often physical wounds are easier to treat and address because they are seen, but emotional wounds can be hidden away beneath the surface, invisible to the world around us. Although unseen, the impact of these
psychological and emotional wounds is vast, creating just as much need for tending and care as any physical wound.

At LifeSong we recognize that sometimes people endure such severe wounds and/or chronic traumas in life that such events do not register as mere blips on the radar, as things that happened in the past. Instead, they are re-experienced in the present, as if they are currently happening. These traumas or wounds get
encoded in our brains as fragments, small images, impressions, sounds, smells filling the body with a highly charged response without the words to articulate or narrate the experience. This trauma becomes implicit memory. Implicit memory is timeless, so any time something reminds our brain of the traumatic
experience, we don't merely remember it, we experience it over again; we are traumatized all over again. At LifeSong we use evidence-based models to help organize this information for greater daily freedom from emotional wounds.

Our trauma informed and trained therapists address these emotional and psychological traumas by creating a safe environment for the traumatized to address the wounds inflicted in the past. Bessel Van Der Kolk, a leading expert in trauma recovery emphasizes the importance of safe connections in the healing process: "Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives." It is through these safe connections that the work of trauma recovery begins.

 

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