At some point in life, some people will experience something traumatic. Maybe it will occur through the unexpected loss a loved one or as a result of a violent act. However trauma occurs, the effects of it can be deeply distressing.
According to recent studies, approximately 70% of American adults have experienced at least one traumatic event. Nearly 20% of that population has developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in response to that event. Along with PTSD, other mental health conditions can develop in the face of trauma, such as anxiety disorder and depression.
Why You Should Consider Trauma Therapy
Trauma therapy is often used as a treatment for trauma. It has also been found as an effective treatment method for mood disorders and anxiety. During a therapy session the main goals include the following:
- Help you process trauma
- Reduce painful emotions
- Teach you how to cope with distressing memories
- Show you how to replace negative thoughts with positive ones
One of the key factors of handling trauma is to find ways to regain your power by replacing negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones. You will start feeling empowered and stronger.
Three Phases of Trauma Recovery
Our Trauma Recovery at Recovery by the Sea can be broken down into three phases:
- Phase I – Safety and Stabilization – At this time, individuals work to find ways to manage their emotions, soothe themselves, and determining what parts of their lives need recovery.
- Phase II– Remembrance and Mourning – Individuals are asked to process their trauma by labeling their emotions in an effort to bring meaning to their traumatic event, as well as to help grieve the event.
- Phase III – Reconnection and Integration – During this phase, individuals work to develop a new path forward for themselves that includes feeling empowered, self-aware, and positive.
Traumatic events can be extremely painful to go through. In fact, many people have experienced more than one traumatic event in their lives, adding several layers to their recovery. However, regardless of what has traumatized you, there are options for you so that you can put your trauma in the past and move forward as a recovered, healthy individual.
Psychodynamic therapy works to help pinpoint where the individual is within his or her trauma. Upon determining this, the therapist will work with the individual to help him or her release whatever it is that is holding him or her back from moving forward. Some of the ways in which a therapist does this is by considering the individual’s personal background (including his or her childhood), uncovering the meaning of the trauma, and learning about what the traumatic event has cost the individual.
Other forms of trauma treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and group therapy.
Trauma Recovery at Recovery by the Sea
At Recovery by the Sea, we provide trauma treatment for those who a prepared to comb through their trauma in an effort to recover. We know just how demoralizing and distressing trauma can be, and to have to continue to live with these effects is nothing short of unfair.
If you are ready to address your trauma and begin a new journey, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We can help you through the process of Trauma Recovery in ways that free you from the pain of those events so that you can live in peace.
Please contact us here at Recovery by the Sea today. We look forward to helping you overcome the symptoms associated with trauma.
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