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Help with trauma

“Overnight” nothing is the same anymore?!?

If you were affected by a flood disaster, it probably left deep marks on your life. You may feel overwhelmed by the images of destruction and loss you have experienced.

It’s natural to feel intense feelings of fear, helplessness, or even shock in such moments. These experiences can have long-term psychological effects, such as persistent anxiety, sleep problems, or a feeling of constant insecurity. You may find it difficult to return to your daily routine because memories of the disaster are constantly with you.

It’s important for you to know that it’s okay to seek support. Professional help can help you process these experiences and slowly regain a sense of security and normality in your life. You are not alone, and there are ways to deal with these challenges.

After the terrible flooding on the Ahr on the night of July 14th to 15th, 2021, we used EMDR to help many people finally be able to “lead a fear-free life” again and finally be able to “sleep through the night normally” again. We noticed one thing in particular: Most of the people affected always said first: “But others are affected much worse!” and were initially very hesitant to accept help.

Unbelievable things have happened to you?!?

You have been through something that no one should have to experience, especially not in your own family where you should expect love and security. The abuse you experienced is a profound betrayal that can leave deep emotional wounds. You may feel confused, hurt, and alone, trapped in a tangle of pain and distrust.

These feelings can be overwhelming and interfere with your daily life. You may have difficulty trusting others or feeling safe, even in situations that seem harmless to others. It’s important to know that your feelings are valid and that it’s not your fault. Seeking help, whether through therapy, support groups, or trusting conversations, can be a first step toward healing. You deserve to be heard, supported, and healed in a safe environment.

In psychotherapy after abuse, creating a safe space is crucial. This safe space allows you to process your traumatic experiences in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance. Here you can reveal your feelings and thoughts without fear of judgment or further harm. Such a space promotes a sense of safety and being heard, which is fundamental to healing and regaining a sense of personal control. In this protected environment, you can slowly begin to process what you have experienced and take steps towards healing and rebuilding your self-confidence.

You can't get your last mission out of your head?!?

You have experienced things in the service of your homeland that are difficult to put into words, and these experiences have left deep marks within you. The horrors you have seen and lived through can manifest in your everyday life in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

You may be haunted by nightmares that transport you back to your area of ​​operations, or you may experience flashbacks that overwhelm you in unexpected and intense ways. Noises, smells, or even everyday situations can trigger memories that deeply disturb you. You feel isolated because other people around you don’t understand what you’ve been through.

It’s important that you know that your feelings are valid and that it’s okay to seek help. Therapy, conversations with other veterans, or support groups can help you process your experiences and take steps toward healing. You are not alone in your struggle, and there are ways to cope with these profound experiences.

After a deployment to the front, it is not uncommon for soldiers to struggle with intense and often very stressful feelings such as despair, guilt, shame and hopelessness. These emotions can be triggered by the extreme and traumatic experiences of war, where decisions often have to be made under enormous pressure and in life-threatening situations.

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