I was abandoned.

I was abandoned. What a strong emotional statement, “I was abandoned.” Being abandoned takes many different shapes based on perception. It is one of our top fears; to be left behind, overlooked, invisible or not included. Virginia Satir, noted psychotherapist, explained how we share the same universal needs that include the need to be accepted, loved, understood, heard, belong, connected, and free etc. When these needs are unmet or challenged, it becomes a problem. I can remember many times that I felt some sense of abandonment. These memories vary from little incidences of not feeling included to larger experiences of being forgotten about and left behind.  One of my top needs is to be included and connected. It’s important that I recognize and accept this belief because it impacts how I am in the world. Consider, if this is a top need of mine, how does that impact my ability to be a confident businesswoman, mother, partner, etc? How do you think it plays out in the real world when I believe this need is not being met by others? In this video I explain I a time when I was abandoned. These lingering effects and emotional memories of those “abandoned” experiences is considered trauma, in that it has an impact on how I am today. Here at Fuller Life Concepts our trained trauma-informed therapists build resiliency in the clients we serve to help them identify how their underlying needs are impacting their lives in ways they want to change. To connect with a therapist to explore your experiences and get help you deserve call our office at 323-334-0064....

Are you traumatized?

Fuller Life Concepts is evolving. As mental health therapist we know how important it is for clients to have clear information and education about what is causing them problems in life, including trauma. Fuller Life Concepts is focused on trauma-informed care which includes education and advocacy. Clients become informed of the clinical description and impact traumatic experiences have on life. It’s an important awareness for clients to have about the potential impact distressing life experiences may have on their lives. I was consulting with one of the therapists here at Fuller Life Concepts, who shared a bit of his session with a client. He was informing and explaining to her, her diagnosis.  She was adamant that she did not have that diagnosis. He then went on to explain to her the clinical symptoms she described and the events that preceded the symptoms and helped her connect the concepts and how he arrived at that diagnosis. It was an aha moment for this client. She was surprised at his summary of her life experience and eventually acknowledged that she had experienced a deeply distressing event that was out of her control, and changed how safe she feels in her environment. In this video I explain how Trauma is related to Post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and how Fuller Life Concepts trained trauma-informed therapists build resiliency in the clients we serve to facilitate recovery. To connect with a therapist to explore your experiences and get help you deserve call our office at 323-334-0064. Free and confidential...