Sexual trauma (ST) may include any sexual activity performed against one’s will, such as acts performed through physical force, threats of negative consequences, implied promotion, promises of favoured treatment, or intoxication. Other events that may be categorized as ST may include unwanted sexual contact, threatening, offensive remarks and unwelcome sexual advances. A number of medical and mental health conditions have been found to be related to the experience of sexual trauma like anxiety, depression, stress, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual dysfunctions and many more. A person’s response to sexual trauma may change as time passes. It is common to have feelings of fear, grief, sadness, and physical feelings of nausea, dizziness, changes in appetite, and changes in sleep patterns.
Researches show that 51% of women and 61% of men have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life.
Work with Poppy:
We recognise that each individual’s situation is different, which is why we ensure that everyone has a unique consulting plan tailored to their needs. The work can involve:
- Discussing the cycle of thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
- Identifying inner conflicts that sabotage progression and wellness.
- Learning about emotional suppression and the psychology of emotion.
- Developing open, authentic relating so that any disturbing behaviour is no longer needed as a strategy for coping.
- Discovering and then mastering the methods for building and maintaining a healthy, happy, progressive and successful future.