Life Resolutions Principal Psychologist Mary Magalotti has spent decades working with people who have experienced trauma. Today, Mary is here to share some information about trauma, recovery, and hope.

What is trauma?

Trauma comes from the Greek word for ‘wound’, which is a great way of understanding how trauma works. When someone has experienced a life-shaking event, like a serious car accident, natural disaster, or abusive relationship, their worldview and perception is changed, and the brain begins to see and understand things differently in order to try and heal the wound that has been created.

This psychological ‘wound’ is vulnerable to further ‘infection’ – that’s why some people who have experienced trauma can be easily distressed by witnessing or hearing about similar events to the one they experienced.

Is it possible to heal from trauma?

Mary Magalotti says recovery from trauma is definitely possible. The brain is very malleable – that means that while it can be changed by traumatic events, it can also rewire pathways during healing. Through self-kindness, the support of loved ones, and access to professional mental health care, healing from trauma can be a reality for everyone.

Counselling for Trauma at Life Resolutions

If you have been impacted by trauma, Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions team want you to know that healing and recovery is possible. If you’d like to seek support, our team provides compassionate, confidential counselling for those experiencing trauma, PTSD, and other mental health challenges. Book in today or visit our website to learn more.