I have worked in the field of trauma recovery for decades. I have great respect for traumatic stress responses. These symptoms are often our body, mind and heart’s ways of trying to keep us safe in an uncertain world. I also believe that you can choose to discontinue ways of coping that are no longer useful, and build healthier and more peace-invoking techniques for safety.
The first step is to understand the situation, experientially and biologically. Quite possibly, you have been coping in ways that were initially effective, but by now are nearly invisible habits formed over decades. You may not realize that some patterns, such as obsessive compulsive traits or insomnia, are actually connected to early attempts to control trauma.
These and other symptoms are certainly treatable. I have gathered a wide range of approaches over the years. As we work together, your favourite ways of healing will become apparent, and you will learn skills for moving ahead into the life you want to lead.