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Kardia provides Assessments, Forensic Facilitation, Court Reports, Case Management for Court, Interactional Analysis, Trauma Training, Trauma Intervention, EMDR Practitioner & EMDR for Children.

DEFINITION OF TRAUMA

“Trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or multiple experiences that is deeply distressing or disturbing to your mind, body and soul. It can be a moment where you feel your life is over and you are going to die. Trauma can be prolonged over a period of time where you were exposed to violence in your home, substance abuse, crime or where you were the victim of humiliation, bullying, sexual abuse or child abuse. It is an uncontrollable situation where you can’t do anything to protect yourself. Trauma leaves you numb with a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. Trauma changes your life and has a irreversible effect on your brain. This effect can be seen in your response to situations, how your see yourself, life and the world, how you make choices and of course your relationships. It changes your emotional and cognitive functioning and often leads to psychiatric disorders if left untreated.

Everyone processes a traumatic event in a different way because we all face trauma through the lens of prior experiences in our lives”. 

Dr. Antoinette Beukes, Ph.D

Through Trauma Counselling, we work together to create change and help provide the tools to heal trauma.

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"Trauma creates change you don't choose, Healing is about creating change you DO choose."

 - Michelle Rosenthall

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ABOUT ME

With over a decade of Trauma counselling & psychology experience, Antoinette has dedicated her life to the upliftment & recovery work of people having experienced trauma.

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"A single act of kindness
can cause ripples of healing"

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