Complaints and Selfhelp

A shocking event always affects you one way or another. It will always remain a momentous experience in your life.

Complaints in the wake of shocking events

Shocking events come in all manner of types, but even less serious events may give rise to symptoms that refuse to go away, even after some time.
Many of Centrum '45’s patients have been through such serious, life-threatening experiences that their complaints can only be reduced with the help of intensive treatment.
For all shocking events or psychotrauma, however, the nature of the complaints resulting from that event or trauma is more or less similar.

Coping with the shock

If you find yourself in life-threatening situations or endure other unexpected and shocking or distressing events, you are confronted with intense feelings of fear, powerlessness, vulnerability, and helplessness. It is possible that you develop complaints as a result. Fortunately, these often disappear of their own accord. People are resilient; they usually have a natural ability to restore their health. The website Coping with the shock focuses on ‘empowerment’, and aims to explain and clarify normal reactions to distressing events and offers you tools to help you cope with and process the overwhelming event on your own as much as possible. Not everyone recovers under their own steam, though. For this reason, this website also provides links to help and counselling.