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Many individuals deal with trauma at some point in their lifetime. Trauma can have a lasting impact on one’s mind and body. It can be detrimental to how one thinks, feels, and interacts with the people around them. Trauma therapy is a special form of mental health treatment that allows an individual to get in touch with their inner demons and heal from the lasting pain of their negative experiences. This blog will dive into what trauma is, the role trauma therapy can play in your healing journey, and the benefits of taking a therapeutic approach to healing!

Trauma comes in many forms and can result from a wide variety of experiences. These negative feelings can result from physical trauma, emotional trauma, and psychological trauma. Physical trauma can be caused by accidents, injuries, or assaults. Emotional trauma can result from abuse, neglect, and distressing events. Psychological trauma, which can causes in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can occur from any traumatic event. Trauma can interfere with one’s ability to cope and can cause one to feel hopeless, scared, and alone. It can manifest into physical symptoms of anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, memory disruption, and sleeping troubles (as well as others).    

The goal of trauma therapy is to guide a person into exploring and managing their feelings. It allows people to feel safe and supported, while also diving into the experiences that have left them hurt and scared. Therapy will provide one with a different perspective on a future without lasting trauma.

There are many different forms of trauma therapies and a variety of approaches to dealing with the symptoms of trauma. Here are some of the therapeutical approaches to discover to the root of people’s pain: 

  1. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): this is a popular treatment model used for people suffering from PTSD. This approach is used for people of all ages. Cognitive behavioral strategies are utilized to change thinking, reactions, and behaviors. It helps people understand how their thoughts are affecting their emotions and actions.
  1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): this technique approaches negative thoughts and behaviors in many ways. It helps people accept the trauma they have faced and the behaviors that have resulted from their experiences. One has the opportunity to talk through the challenges they face and why they are impeding their improvement. It also teaches them the skills they need to tolerate distress, to interact with others in a positive way, and to improve their communication skills.

Trauma therapy can help one improve their life in so many ways! In most cases, the person is in no way at fault for going through a traumatic experience, however, it is crucial to take steps to not let the trauma take over. Therapy can help reduce symptoms, provide one with coping skills, increase one’s strength and resilience, and enhance one’s relationships and surrounding environment.

Dealing with trauma is not easy, but therapy is a great tool to progress towards healing and recovery. Whichever method you choose to deal with trauma, the important thing is that you take the first step.

To learn about how we can help or to book a free consultation, click HERE or call us at 917-526-0766. An experienced therapist specializing in Trauma Therapy can help.

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