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6/18 Checklist for Trauma Levels to reach Total Wholeness

Here is another Personal Worksheet to help you in understanding your emotional health.

Rate your personal reactions on a 1 to 5 scale.  The professional criterion for recognising a person undergoing the effects of trauma, especially Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, is having at least two or more tick off in the ‘5’ column:

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Statement:

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3

5

1.

I often feel frozen, calm or numb when facing the challenging or   unexpected events in my life.

2.

I have reoccurring dreams, flashbacks of traumatic events from   my past.

3.

I am aware of using increased ‘diversions’ to stop the   memories/pain, even some self-destructive behaviour.

4.

If I left down my barriers, I would feel screaming inside.

5.

In certain situations, I become overly agitated in my thinking   or behaviour.

6.

I am aware of feeling detached and estranged from other   people.  I tend to avoid some people.

7

I have lost the enjoyment I once had for certain events or   people.

8.

Reoccurring dreams are a problem.

9.

Certain smells, sights or sounds often trigger painful memories   from my past.

10.

I live with constant tension in my muscles and body.

11.

I seem on the edge, hyper-alert most of the time.

12.

I have difficulty falling asleep at night.

13.

I find difficulty in concentration or completing tasks.

14.

I have a painful level of guilt for my actions, both past and   present.

15.

I am often startled or jump when others approach or say   something to me that is unexpected.

16.

I experience stress with work-related problems.

17.

I have trouble trusting those who lead.

18.

I do experience intense fear/helplessness/horror.

19.

I have had bad treatment from those who should know how to   protect me, those in authority.

20.

I have significant distress/impairment in my social or   occupational areas.  My daily coping   skills have slipped

21.

I am aware of doing repetitive things to block memories

22.

I find I need drugs to function ‘normally’ in reality.

23.

I am challenging my beliefs about God and of others.

24.

I know I dissociate when in painful experiences.

25.

I was involved in an event where serious injury or death was an   actual possibility, threat to self or others.

This worksheet is not meant to be a diagnosis tool.  If you have scored medium to high on this checklist, it is highly recommended that you seek out competent counselling help to deal with your issues.

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Susanne Fengler, Blog Author

www.totalwholeness.mentorsnotebook.com/blog

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