Trauma Resolution Therapy
A traumatizing or life-threatening event can be detrimental to a person’s psychiatric state and can lead to chronic feelings of stress and anxiety. Often, in order to internally manage these symptoms, individuals will turn to a substance as a coping mechanism. Once a person becomes entangled in this cycle, it becomes increasingly difficult to break free and recover from the trauma while also letting go of the substance being abused.
In order to recover from the trauma while preventing future substance abuse, the source of the trauma must be recognized and confronted. This will allow the individual to acknowledge their feelings so that they can begin to receive guidance on methods to cope with it healthily and without the use of substances.
Types of Trauma
Trauma is either physical, psychological, or a combination of the two, and normally falls into one of the following categories:
- Single event – This includes any single occurrence which was traumatic enough to affect an individual in the long-term. Events such a car accidents, violence, and robbery fall into this group.
- Repetitive, ongoing events – This type of trauma includes trauma that continued over a period of time or an event which repeated itself. This includes repetitive violence, physical abuse, and military combat, among other long-standing events.
- Combination — Trauma in this category includes repetitive events and ongoing events, with a single traumatic event that stood out during this time.
Symptoms of Trauma
Symptoms of the types of trauma mentioned above commonly include a combination of one or more of the following:
- Feeling of panic
- Intense feeling of abandonment
- Feelings of hopelessness, despair
- Low self-esteem
- Lost sense of purpose
- Distorted sense of self
- Low body image
- Chronic anger
- Impulse control issues
- Obsessive thoughts or worries
- Inability to think ahead to the future
- Inability to think positively
- Night terrors or flashbacks
What Is Trauma Resolution Therapy
Trauma can be experienced as a result of a multitude of various environmental circumstances. The most commonly observed cases stem from abusive relationships, violence, and psychological or emotional strain.
Pinpointing the source of the trauma is vital in preventing further psychological damage which may develop into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Trauma Resolution Therapy is a structured approach to help the therapist and client uncover the trauma experienced, and create methods which can be put into place to resolve it.
This client-centered treatment is focused on helping bring memories to light in a safe and controlled environment to begin the healing process. Through a combination of psychotherapies focused on trauma resolution and substance abuse, individualized methods for putting trauma (and with it, the substance attached) in the past are created, and patients learn how to cope and move forward.
Benefits of Trauma Resolution Therapy
Our Trauma Resolution Therapy program is designed to help individuals suffering from trauma, abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recognize the source of their stress, anxiety, and psychological pain. In doing so, patients are given the tools to develop coping mechanisms and deal with those events internally, and can therefore begin to move forward in life positively and productively.
With a deeper understanding of the events the individual has been through and the tools to handle the emotions they are experiencing, the substance abuse attached to their condition can be addressed and individualized therapy for this can begin.
If you are experiencing trauma, PTSD, or drug and alcohol addiction as a result of a traumatic incident, please contact us. Our trauma resolution therapy programs are individually customized to help you cope with it healthily. We are here to help.
Trauma can be induced through various environmental circumstances. The most consistently observed cases result from abusive or violent relationships, disregard and neglect, and psychological or emotional strain. The need for addressing the source of trauma is crucial in preventing any further psychological and physical damage. When left unchecked, the stress of traumatic situations can further develop into a mental illness called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you are experiencing trauma, PTSD, or drug and alcohol addiction as a result of a traumatic incident, please contact us. Our trauma resolution therapy programs are individually customized to help you cope with it healthily. We are here to help.