Fall is absolutely my favorite season. I love the cooler crisp temperatures, the smell of apples and crunch of fallen leaves, pulling out sweaters and everything back-to-school related. I love Halloween and pumpkins and the colors of orange, red and yellow that sometimes make it look like the sun is shining on a foggy day.
It can also be a tough time of year for many as PTSD triggers can be the very same things that I love. Our olfactory nerve is directly linked to our amygdala, making smell our most powerful memory source. This is great in the case of fire or rotten food. Unfortunately, sometimes smells like Aunt Jane’s casserole or Uncle Max’s aftershave can drop someone to their knees. And with shorter days, more time indoors, close quarters, Fall and Winter can be very very tough for many.
The good news is that we now have tools to help find and heal these PTSD triggers. Brainspotting is remarkably effective at targeting and focusing on the core source of the trauma pain and aiding in it processing through and releasing, no matter how far back the incident was, or how recent it may be.
At kTherapy Katherine is now in New Hampshire full-time and is available to help you move through the landmine field of past hurts with Brainspotting, creating a new landscape to explore with fewer or no triggers.
I accept both NH and VT Medicaid as well as self-pay and HSA/FSA for payment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and see how we can get you started.