Trauma affects everyone, regardless of whether they are aware or not. Trauma is a normal part of life and everyone can be affected by it. Chances are, you or someone you know has been through trauma. It is possible that you have had to help them with their trauma. Trauma can be devastating and hard to handle on your own, whether it’s the death of a loved person, an accident or anything else.
Trauma treatment is an essential part of healing from trauma. Trauma therapy focuses on helping people to work through their pain and learn how to process emotions. It also helps them find ways to move on in their lives after experiencing something traumatic. There is no single treatment for trauma. Each person’s needs will vary based on their individual experiences and circumstances. There are commonalities between the types of trauma people experience and how they react to it. Contact Keys to Tranquility today to get started with one of our Trauma Treatment Programs.
To understand trauma, you must think back to the time when you were most scared. It wasn’t likely a bear attack, or a car accident. It was probably something small that made you feel vulnerable and afraid. Perhaps it was an awkward situation in which you felt judged or an argument with your spouse that made you feel they didn’t care about your feelings. Maybe it was fear of making mistakes at work or failing to complete a project.
Trauma is difficult to define. It’s not a single experience and it can be hard to tell when someone has been traumatized. We do know that trauma can be caused by a variety of things: being in an accident, witnessing violence or sexual assault, being in abusive relationships, being in a relationship with someone else; and even losing loved ones unexpectedly. These events can occur repeatedly throughout our lives, sometimes even after we have grown up. Trauma can be confusing. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what caused it, or when it occurred. It can be difficult to talk about trauma with someone you don’t know.
Trauma can occur when something is very scary or violent happens to you, such as if you were threatened with violence or someone gets hurt. Trauma can also occur when someone is hurt or threatened by violence and tells you about it. For example, someone telling you that they were robbed while walking home from work.
It can also happen as the result of events that don’t seem particularly scary at first glance–like being bullied by other kids at school, getting dumped by your boyfriend/girlfriend, or being fired from your job. According to the American Psychiatric Association, for something to be considered traumatic enough to warrant treatment, it must cause symptoms like flashbacks (feeling that the event is happening again), panic attacks and nightmares (dreams containing elements of the trauma), avoidance (not wanting or being able to talk about the incident).
After we’ve discussed trauma, let us now look at the main treatment options available to people who have suffered trauma:
CBT is a popular form of psychotherapy. This type of therapy aims to change how you think about certain situations so you don’t react in unhealthy ways. CBT can help you to change how you think about situations or events that cause anxiety and stress. It also helps you improve your ability for dealing with these situations.
EMDR, an integrative approach to trauma-related disorders, combines elements of several psychotherapeutic modalities in a treatment protocol that has proven effective. EMDR has been successfully used to treat victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and incest; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); veterans; crime victims; single-incident traumas like car accidents or natural catastrophes; sudden death of a loved ones; and other traumas. EMDR is a treatment protocol consisting of eight phases. It includes both therapist-directed bilateral stimulation as well as client self-regulation.
Trauma can be treated with somatic therapies. Trauma can make you feel stuck. It’s possible to feel like you’re stuck in a rut and you don’t know how you will ever get out. There are ways you can heal from trauma and move on, even though it may manifest as physical symptoms. Somatic therapies are one way to go. Somatic therapies are focused on the body and how it connects to the mind. This is essentially a way to use the body’s natural resources to heal itself. It can help you break old patterns or create new ones that support mental health.
You can use somatic therapy in many ways. It can be done through massage therapy, movement therapies such as yoga and dance, art therapy or bodywork such as acupuncture or Reiki. To help patients get better results, it can be combined with other therapies such as cognitive behavior therapy (DBT), or dialectical behavior therapy (CBT).
One of the most popular treatments for trauma is medication. These medications can be used to treat trauma victims or to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although they won’t cure PTSD, medications can be used to help manage symptoms and improve quality of your life.
Three types of medication are most commonly prescribed: antidepressants (antipsychotics), sedatives (sedatives). If you are suffering from depression and PTSD symptoms, antidepressants might be prescribed. Anxiety disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are often linked to PTSD. Antipsychotics can be used to treat these conditions. If you are having trouble falling asleep due to flashbacks or nightmares, sedatives may help you. It is important to talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of taking medication for trauma. This will help you make informed decisions about which treatment options are best for your needs.
Self-care can be difficult, we know that. When you are busy caring for your family, friends and community, it can be difficult to make time for yourself. It’s essential!
People who take care themselves are more likely to be able to care for others and to get well.
Here are some suggestions if you have trouble making self-care a priority:
Mindfulness: Meditation or Yoga. You can feel more at ease and relaxed with yourself and others by spending just ten minutes each day. You will also feel more focused and centered on the important things in your life. This is great for making wise decisions about how to spend your time.
2 Exercise: Exercise can also help with stress relief and improve mood, making it easier to get through those difficult days.
A healthy lifestyle includes eating right and getting enough sleep. A healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and other nutrients is important for your health. It also helps you stay focused and clear-headed. It is equally important to get enough sleep every night, as you need to be able perform well during the day.
Trauma can take a toll on your mental health, but that doesn’t mean it will be impossible to overcome. By following the steps above and seeking help from a professional, if necessary, you can get back on track and start living the life you want once again.
Our treatment programs are designed to help you break the cycle of mental health issues and provide you with a sustainable form of recovery