Everyone deals with traumatic events differently. While some can process
the incident and put it behind them, others have a difficult time transitioning
back into a normal life. In humans, the mind can get “stuck”
in alert mode, making it impossible to feel safe or relaxed. Trauma disorders
are nothing to be taken lightly.
At Blueprints for Recovery, we provide recovery treatment for survivors
of childhood and/or adult trauma. We treat a variety of disorders including
PTSD, acute stress disorder, and dissociative disorder.
Additionally, we can simultaneously treat addictions that you or your loved
one may be struggling with. Our treatment methodology addresses all the
underlying dynamics of trauma and addiction.
Trauma Therapy Services
We utilize evidence based practices to help our patients recover from trauma:
Somatic Experience Therapy – This is an evidence-based treatment for addiction that aims to
help people process and move on from traumatic events. It is based on
the research of psychologist Peter Levine, who realized that wild animals
are unaffected by trauma despite living under the threat of death on a
daily basis. Unlike animals, many people do not let go of tension after
a traumatic event has occurred, which can lead to destructive behavior.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – After a traumatic event, it is easy for the human brain to feel overwhelmed
by the experience. EMDR was originally created to treat PTSD, but after
research showed a link between trauma and addiction, its use has been
expanded for addiction therapy. The therapy is broken up into eight phases.
Each phase is designed to help desensitize themselves to negative emotions
from a traumatic event through eye movement exercise. While the therapy
seems deceptively simple on the surface, there are many nuances and techniques
that can only be fully understood by working with a trained therapist.
Learning to Trust Others & Yourself
Many people respond to trauma with silence. It can be difficult to process
your feelings after a tragedy, and harder still to try and put them into
words. Worse still, as others around you seem to move on from the incident,
your own feelings about it may worsen, and you will start to wonder why
you seem to be the only person who still cares. You may also start to
feel mistrusting of others without even realizing it, bottling in fears
and anxiety out of fear that your feelings will be considered “ridiculous.”
Learning to trust people in your recovery environment will allow help you
come to terms with your traumatic event and start discussing it. Accepting
support from others in the recovery group can lead to meaningful breakthroughs
and provide a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Talking through
your feelings will help your mind to let go of them instead of holding
them in until they devolve into destructive behaviors.
Find a safe space to work through your trauma at Blueprints for Recovery.
Call us today at (888) 744-9969