Physical abuse does not just harm you when it occurs but can leave you feeling scarred for a long time afterwards. If you have been subjected to physical abuse at any age, but particularly when you were young, you may suffer from emotional and psychological problems later on.
Any type of physical abuse can manifest in distressing symptoms even after it has ceased. A professional therapist or counsellor will help you to recover from the impact of physical abuse by using therapy. During your therapeutic sessions with them, they will help you to feel safe and talk about hidden feelings that you may have suppressed such as anger, fear, guilt, and loss of self-esteem or any condition that has developed due to the physical abuse. Stress, depression and anxiety regularly take their toll which is why it is important to get expert help.
You may prefer to be treated on an individual basis or your physical abuse therapist may suggest art or play therapy, depending upon the age of the affected person. Role play therapy can also assist, as can Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The type of therapy you undergo will depend very much upon your age, personal circumstances and type of physical abuse experienced.
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