Article provided by: Reconnect Psychological Services
Once trauma occurs it can be difficult to heal. It often requires professional help from residential trauma treatment programs where trauma victims can learn to work through their situation. There are a number of reasons why trauma happens. It can be caused by emotional abuse, physical accidents, natural disasters, violence, and combat during war and more.
Effects of Trauma
Victims of trauma may suffer a wide range of immediate effects. Some of these include shock, numbed emotions, denial, confusion, panic, dissociation and trouble sleeping. Many people also report having unwanted thoughts about the traumatic event and the inability to control those thoughts.
Those who suffer trauma may have one or more of these effects. Professional treatment to heal from the trauma is the ideal resolution. Some people are affected more seriously than others. Many people can heal with outpatient treatment; however, those who are debilitated due to trauma may need to enter residential trauma treatment programs.
Residential Trauma Treatment Programs
It is helpful to understand what to expect when they enter residential trauma treatment programs. Individuals will receive high quality, compassionate care. A residential program is a much more comfortable alternative to a hospital and it also provides better and more customized care.
Those who are unable to function adequately on their own due to depression, anxiety, agitation, flashbacks, inadequate sleep, fear and more will benefit from an inpatient solution. The residential option allows patients to get the intensive support and care they need as they heal from trauma. The focus is on healing and those in the program each receive individualized evaluation and treatment.
The program provides about equal levels of individual and group therapy sessions. Each week, clients will participate in 16 hours of individual treatment and 17 hours of group therapy work. The core modalities of treatment include EMDR and Neurofeedback. These are both proven treatments for those with PTSD.
EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a type of psychotherapy that works by unlocking the nervous system to allow the brain to experience a traumatic experience in a new way. This allows the symptoms of trauma to completely disappear.
Neurofeedback is a safe and effective method that re-trains the brain to perform better. It is a good alternative for those who have not responded well to medication. The method teaches the brain to become more regulated.
Additional therapy options may also be utilized including brainspotting, Somatic therapies, art, mindfulness, yoga and more. The types of therapy that are utilized are individual to each participant. Some people respond better to some types of therapy than others.
At Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Center we provide compassionate treatment for those healing from trauma. We offer both outpatient and residential programs that are designed to accommodate the specific needs of our clients. We work with you to help you overcome your trauma and we never judge.
Everyone deals with trauma differently and so we offer a wide range of therapies that fit your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment programs.