If you struggle with flashbacks, intense fear, numbness, and feelings of intense anger, guilt, and sadness, trauma treatment at Brown Therapy Center can help you find freedom and relief from your conditioned responses and a more embodied and integrated sense of self.
Has Life Lost Its Luster?
Are you struggling with the weight of grief or existential despair? Does a feeling of worthlessness or lack of motivation keep you from engaging with the people and activities that once brought you joy? Have you come to a crossroads in your life as you re-examine your accomplishments, priorities, or goals?
Disconnection, Dissociation, and Detachment
Traumatic events that can come at any stage in life, such as accidents, violence, or the death of a loved one, can also lead to challenging situations that may leave us stuck in problematic and systemic behavioral patterns.
While our coping mechanisms may have been our only options, and may have helped us with day-to-day functioning, they can eventually become problematic, affecting our health and sense of self, and making it difficult to trust and love others and allow them to love us.
~ Increased anger, guilt, and sadness
Some common indicators of PTSD include:
~ increased substance use
~ detachment from loved ones
~ panic attacks and intense fear
~ a sense of feeling “jumpy” or “on edge”
~ flashbacks (including rumination, nightmares, daydreams) and
~ avoidance of triggering reminders of the event
Facing our strong reactions and coping mechanisms with someone we trust through an analytic, integrative, imaginal, and relational approach can be a powerful, life-changing experience. It can bring us freedom and relief from our conditioned responses, leading to a more embodied and integrated sense of self.
Maybe it’s time to seek treatment for trauma, but you have some concerns…
I am afraid and worried about starting trauma treatment.
It might be helpful to know that directly reliving your painful past isn’t necessary for successful trauma therapy. The format, pace, and timing of your treatment plan are unique and based on your journey. You and your therapist will work closely and monitor the pace of your treatment to avoid overwhelm. Many people find processing their painful material in trauma therapy to be more manageable than they imagined.
What type of trauma therapy does Brown Therapy Center offer? What type is best?
While there are many different ways to treat trauma and no one way is best, Trauma therapy at Brown Therapy Center, like most depth-oriented treatments, is relational and built upon the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. For treatment to be successful, you need a space where you can feel comfortable sharing more of what’s happening on the inside with someone you trust, who listens and can help you hold and digest your experience.
All of our clinicians are trauma-informed therapists who can help you feel safer and more embodied when you’re in and out of session.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an efficient and effective tool that uses bilateral stimulation to access the neural networks in the brain. The technique repatterns negative experiences and negative conscious and unconscious beliefs into more positive thoughts, feelings, and ideas about ourselves. It’s a powerful technique but not helpful for everyone. Ask your therapist if EMDR is appropriate for your therapy.
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