Signs of Impaired Integration (aka Trauma!)
What is Integration?
Signs of impaired integration
When you have a strong, intense reaction to a present day event, and that reaction feels stronger than what the situation calls for, you may have impaired integration.
Ideally, we want to be able to thoughtfully respond to situations that are stressful, instead of “over” reacting. It’s important to note that these overreactions do not happen intentionally. They are almost automatic, because your brain does not realize that the trauma is over. Therefore, it’s reacting as if the trauma is still happening with that intense reaction.
How To Help Those With Impaired Integration?
Impaired Integration is a hallmark sign of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Thankfully, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is the #1 Treatment for PTSD. Finding a skilled EMDR Therapist will be the best way to help you integrate those memories so that your present is no longer affected by your past.