Can Trauma Affect my Relationships and Sex?
Yes, early childhood and any type of trauma can affect your intimate relationships and your sex life. Trauma can alter the perception of your experiences and your reactions. These altered perceptions, reactions, and thoughts can have negative effects in your intimate relationships.
Childhood trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, medical trauma, relationship/family distress or other life changing events are painful and overwhelming. Going through difficult situations may seem as if you were lost in the forest without a way out. Feelings can be daunting, difficult to understand, and your emotional health suffer the consequences. In individual therapy, Luisa will provide you with a safe and caring environment to explore your feelings, guide your healing process, and help you reach emotional well-being. As a relationship, intimacy and trauma recovery expert, Luisa provides cutting edge therapy methods to help you heal, grow, thrive, and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
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DID YOU EXPERIENCE CHILDHOOD TRAUMA? IS YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA?
The body and the brain do not forget trauma. Childhood trauma affects emotional, mental and physical health across a lifetime. It is not something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain and the lifetime effects. The effects of trauma unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who have experienced high levels of trauma are at high risk for developing health illnesses and emotional struggles.