Stress and Trauma

Stress and trauma creates all kinds of negative physical, mental, and emotional side-effects. Research indicates that stress plays a part in up to 75% to 90% of human diseases, and that there are approximately 5 million deaths worldwide each year attributed to mood and anxiety disorders. Numbers like that are staggering!

Stress weighs heavy on us all

Stress and trauma are a part of life in every generation. The details may differ but the effects are the same. The Covid-19 pandemic brought forward a tidal wave of awareness regarding mental health and well-being. Avoidance in dealing with stress and trauma is NOT a solution. If the energy of the issues isn't dealt with and cleared, there's an increased probability of substance use disorders such as alcoholism.  

Adverse Childhood Experiences & PTSD

No matter what age you are, traumatic experiences can leave a lasting impact on your life. Studies have shown that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, can lead to chronic or toxic stress and have a range of adverse immediate and long-term effects.

This is because when faced with a perceived threat, the body goes into a fight-or-flight response, and if the threat persists, the body can't come back into balance. This constant activation of the limbic system and brain stem ends up creating negative habits and patterns.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common consequence of ACEs, in which memories of similar experiences are stored together in the brain and recalled when faced with similar situations, leading to exaggerated reactions and emotions. This cycle can cause profound physical, mental, and emotional issues with no conscious control.

Sadness due to childhood abuse and trauma

Generational Trauma

Generational trauma, also known as intergenerational or transgenerational trauma, is a cycle of trauma that passes through families. The original trauma may happen through biological factors, environmental influences, psychological elements, and social circumstances. 

Generational Trauma can be inherited

There's research indicating that generational trauma can even start in utero, where the unborn child is repeatedly exposed to high levels of stress hormones and chemicals that impact future development. Whatever the source, trauma survivors can create all kinds of dysfunctional coping mechanisms or survival skills. Broken patterns of thought and behavior create all types of violence, that's transmitted to others.

At Agape Therapeutic Health Services we work together, releasing the imbalances coming from your personal and/or generational traumas. Over time, the negative habits and patterns fall away, creating freedom from the debilitating effects of your memories and stories.