What is RTS (Rape Trauma Syndrom)?
Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) is a form of psychological trauma experienced by a rape victim that consist of disruptions to normal physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal characteristics. The theory was first described by psychiatrist Ann Wolbert Burgess and sociologist Lynda Lytle Holmstrom in 1974.
RTS describes a cluster of psychological and physical signs, symptoms and reactions common to most rape victims, during, immediately following, and for months or years after a rape. RTS also paved the way for consideration of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can more accurately describe the consequences of serious, protracted trauma than Post Traumatic Stress Disorder alone. The symptoms of RTS and Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome overlap; however, individually each syndrome can have long devastating effects on rape victims.
What is Rape Trauma Women healing and how it looks like?
The rape trauma women healing is the treatment of sexual dysfunctions, such as emotional trauma, fears, painful sex for women, a lack of sexual confidence, emotional recovering from sexual violence assaults, and problems commonly caused by stress. Sexual therapist-healer consult and heal with different methods (talk, theta healing, homeopathy, Bach flower therapy, transpersonal therapy, aromatherapy, dance therapy) those experiencing problems and helps clients in overcoming them, in doing so possibly regaining an safisfactory, pleasurable and active sex life.
You are not alone– one out of every six women and one out of every 33 men have been the victim of a rape.
The rape was NOT your fault. Self-blame is common reaction
Rape victims tend to feel as though they are somehow responsible for the rape. It’s not true – the only person responsible for the sexual assault is the person who committed the rape.
Remind yourself that every person responds differently to a rape or sexual assault – and that all feelings, ranging from depression, to humiliation, to fear, to confusion, to anger, to numbness, to guilt, to shame. All of these feelings, however unpleasant, are normal.
It may take quite some time to rebuild trust in other people. Being the victim of a rape shatters your sense of trust and it’s not something easily rebuilt – like anything else, it takes time.
Applications should be made through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , and should consist:
- Date of birth, time of birth, place of birth
- Place of residence,
- Contact cell phone and email address,
- Short description of problem.