“Respect for the intrinsic worth of every person should mean that individuals are not perceived or treated merely as instruments or objects of the will of others”





We often wonder why some individuals develop PTSD after exposure to trauma and other develop resilience to the same stressful events. The answer to this question is often embedded in our understanding of trauma pathophysiology. Trauma has two dimensions; an emotional and cognitive/perceptual dimension, thus the process of perception and memory are directly linked to the formation of adaptive behavior.

To accomplish such a process, different parts of the brain work as neural nodes that encode, store and retrieve information that will be used to create memories. This way, when a traumatic or emotional event is retrieved, it can undergo a cognitive and emotional change. The emotional content configured as memory is an absolutely genuine representation of the individual’s internal references, making mixed and false memories natural processes of the human being and must therefore be effectively used to promote mental health.


Our Trauma therapy is construed from evidence that hardiness is a personality trait that protects against extreme trauma. Hardiness has three dimensions: motivation to find meaning to daily life, the belief that one can influence surroundings and the outcomes of events, and the opinion that one can learn and grow from both positive and negative experiences. These aspects predispose confidence, social support and overcoming of adversities, making it easier to handle the experienced stress/trauma.

 We understand that a crucial factor for the development of resilience is how individuals realize their capacity to handle events and control their outcomes, hence we encourage and facilitate a healthy perception of self-efficacy, based on the awareness of one’s own capacity of facing and overcoming difficulties in which victims of trauma are challenged to face their difficulties instead of recreating suffering.



Our trauma-related services include:

  • Trauma debriefing for victims of crime
  • Counselling services for victims of:

            Sexual Abuse

            Domestic Violence


“Harm lies in the violation of disregarding the victim’s sexual autonomy and bodily integrity; the argument is that since individual identity is closely linked to sexual identity in our culture, sexual violence represents an assault on the very core of a person’s self”


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