The human psyche has a tremendous capacity for recovery and growth. Recovering from a traumatic experience requires that the painful emotions be thoroughly processed. If these emotions are not dealt with directly, the distressing feelings and troubling events replay over and over in the course of a lifetime, creating a condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In the wake of crisis it is possible to learn and grow at rates 100 times faster than at any other time, because there is a door of opportunity. Growth can go at warp speed in every domain of life.
You can learn much that is deep and profound. You do this by interacting and by working together on the meaning of the difficult experience. Those who have the courage to become part of the trauma tribe, to experience and share their pain, or to help them overcome their pain, also have the opportunity to share their growth. Everyone who goes through this process ends up better, stronger, smarter, deeper, and more connected.
Trauma-focused therapy uses a range of techniques in order to manage and reduce the difficult feelings that arise from experiencing trauma. The principal techniques in trauma-focused therapy are exposure, cognitive restructuring and learning methods for emotional and physical adjustment. Using exposure techniques, your therapist can help you cope with traumatic memories, as well as situations, people and objects that have become connected to the trauma and now arouse a strong physical or emotional response that is disconnected from reality. In cognitive treatment, your therapist will help you identify and change those negative thoughts and beliefs that cause you unpleasant feelings and difficulties functioning. Your therapist will also teach you a series of techniques for reducing tension, such as relaxation, breathing, assertiveness skills and thought stopping methods. The ability to reduce tension will give you the feeling and experience of control and thereby help you escape from the cycle of helplessness.
We are also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART ®), an evidenced-based therapy, using rapid eye moments to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. Clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, substance abuse and many other mental and physical conditions are appropriate candidates to experience significant benefits.
Well Life Therapy, LLC can work with you to resolve, heal and process traumatic experiences and the anxiety, distress and depression that may follow.
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