Uvalde, Tx and St. Louis, MO School Shooting Relief Efforts

Houston Strong also means Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit Strong

We stand with the Strength of Communities who are healing from tragedy.

Trauma Healing and Recovery Center along with the Somatic Experiencing Houston Community and other SE communities are coming together to help those dealing with the emotional and traumatic stress as a result of catastrophic events that have occurred in our state of Texas and beyond.  Experiencing, witnessing or confronting a tragedy such as Hurricane Harvey flooding, the Santa Fe or Uvalde School shootings and the like is threatening to our livelihood and our physical and mental wellbeing.  These types of situations can cause intense fear, helplessness, grief, horror, agitation and disorganization.  This can lead to Acute Stress, Post Traumatic Stress, and/or Somatic (Body) Stress reactions.

We have established a pool of trauma therapists who are volunteering their time to help people in the Houston Texas, surrounding cities and even in other States who have been affected emotionally, mentally, bodily and spiritually by these devastating events.   If we can catch the trauma reactions sooner and help someone process the effects of trauma, we can help mitigate the lasting distress.    Please read more about ways the Trauma Healing and Recovery Center, the SE Houston Community and Somatic Experiencing can help.

We are currently providing services for the community of Uvalde, Texas and St. Louis, MO who have both dealt with a massive community trauma due to the school shooting at Robb Elementary school and Central Visual and Performing Arts School.

If you or someone you know are experiencing some of the following as a result of these school shooting tragedies please sign up for counseling services. You will be connected with a therapist that can help.

  • Recurrent, unwanted distressing memories/thoughts of the traumatic event
  • Reliving the traumatic event as if it were happening again (flashbacks)
  • Upsetting dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event
  • Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event
  • Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event
  • Avoiding places, activities or people that remind you of the traumatic event
  • Negative thoughts about yourself, other people or the world
  • Hopelessness about the future
  • Feeling detached from family and friends
  • Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Difficulty experiencing positive emotions
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Being easily startled or frightened
  • Always being on guard for danger
  • Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior
  • Overwhelming guilt or shame

For children 6 years old and younger, signs and symptoms may also include:

  • Re-enacting the traumatic event or aspects of the traumatic event through play
  • Frightening dreams that may or may not include aspects of the traumatic event