Israel War and Trauma

Traumatic experiences are omnipresent in our world. One does not have to look far to see the effects of trauma on their lives or in their communities. As most have seen, the recent violence in the Israel and Gaza region of the world adds to these traumatic experiences. An article by Reuters highlights the level brutality occurring in that region now.

Trauma Supersedes Country Boundaries

There are various forms of trauma in the world. Click here to read more on big ‘T’ and little ‘t’ traumas people experience every day. Reuters’ article, here, highlights how the violence of war can affect not only soldiers, but also innocent bystanders caught in the war path. We have seen a similar experience to those in the path of destruction in Ukraine.

Generational Effects of Trauma

One of the high costs of war is the generational trauma that can affect communities and families that have experienced violence. Not only do people have to rebuild the physical structures in their cities and villages, but so to, do families need to heal if they have lost someone they know and/or care about.

Depending on the level of destruction, an entire family or generation may be harmed or killed from the violence of war. This can lead to a literal ‘generational gap’ in some families. This can lead survivors to live with the grief and loss as well as survivors’ guilt. Lastly, when people experience trauma, these stressors can activate trauma related epigenetics that can be passed down through future generations.

Begin to Heal with Mental Health Therapy

The emotional and visceral pain we feel is real. Some of it is even natural. When we lose someone close to us unexpectedly or we ourselves experience horrific unpredictable events our brains and nervous systems shift into a survival state. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a gentle and effective way to restabilize your life.

EMDR Therapist in South KenoshaMan experiencing the effects of trauma in his life.

No matter where you live in the world, there is a high probability you will experience either big ‘T’ or little ‘t’ traumas in life. Kenosha EMDR therapy can help to integrate past traumatic events and help your body heal in a way that allows you to feel peace and joy. Call now, 720.295.6703, or submit a form here to begin the healing process!

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