Trauma Treatment Program
People respond to abrupt and extreme situations differently. While some are equipped to cope, others need a bit more help in processing traumatic events. In these cases, trauma therapy is recommended. If you are having a hard time dealing with recent events or a loved one seems to be struggling with substance abuse, it is best to do your research on the intricacies of trauma and the trauma treatments available for you or the concerned family member. At New Creation Treatment, a person suffering from trauma attacks can be freed from the unnerving fear that is inhibiting him or her to experience tranquility and happiness.
What is trauma?
Trauma is any situation or event that causes emotional, physical, or psychological pain. Representation of trauma is different from person to person. Nevertheless, this condition is characterized by a person’s inability to process and cope with the situation, the feeling of hopelessness and fear, and general anxiety over powerlessness.
Initially, the word trauma is used to describe situations that are beyond normal human interactions or experiences. However, this definition no longer holds true as some groups of people are more susceptible to trauma – even from regular, run of the mill occurrences.
What are the causes of trauma?
Trauma is a result of a stressful, painful or disturbing situation in a person’s life. In general, trauma can stem from three types of events:
Other Impactful Life Events. Surgery, a death in the family a break-up or having to go through a humiliating situation in public can also cause trauma for some people.
Events that can cause trauma are usually:
What are the symptoms of trauma?
Trauma can manifest on people differently. Nevertheless, below are common symptoms you should be wary of in case you or a loved one might have been a victim of trauma:
Cognitive Symptoms – Like individuals who suffer from depression, people who have experienced trauma, lose their interest in activities that used to interest them. Moreover, they might not be able to clearly remember the event that has led them to experience trauma.
What are the trauma treatments available?
Trauma can be a difficult problem to surmount. For many people, it takes years of trauma treatment in order to go back to places, see people or things that remind them of the disturbing event that happened in their lives.
One way of treating trauma is through medication. Certain drugs and medicine are known to help manage trauma symptoms like irritability, aggression, depression, and hyperarousal. Nevertheless, in Christian trauma recovery services, medication should be used in partnership with some form of therapy and with prayer.
For trauma patients, the most common form of behavioral therapy is exposure. Avoidance is a prevalent symptom of trauma. As such, in exposure therapy, patients are urged to gradually face places, people and things that remind them of the traumatic event. Exposure therapy is proven to reduce the propensity for anxiety, depression, and irritability.
There is a vast array of group therapy sessions a patient can choose from. There is one for every type of trauma and every level of recovery. In order to find the best group to aid in your healing process, it is best to consult a professional.