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Trauma therapy focuses on how trauma a patient has suffered impacts their life. The therapist works with the patient to help them understand how that event, or multiple events, have shaped their emotions and behaviors.
Many times, the patient has buried the events from their past and may not realize that their actions today stem from unprocessed emotions. The goal of trauma therapy is to learn how to identify triggers as the patient develops healthy coping mechanisms. It can also assist family members in recognizing the symptoms of trauma in their loved ones.
Therapists can use multiple types of therapy to help the patient deal with their traumatic past. They may focus on one type or combine trauma therapies to address multiple issues and behaviors.
Hypnotherapy – The therapist may use hypnosis to help recall the event or experiences that caused behaviors and emotions if you aren’t able to remember on your own. It can also help you develop positive ways of dealing with the trauma from suggestions by the therapist while in a hypnotic state.
Psychodynamic Therapy – The therapist will use talk therapy to discuss various topics as they work to recall past traumas and uncover motivations and how they impact your behaviors and emotions. However, you aren’t in a hypnotic state for this type of therapy but are fully conscious and aware of outside stimuli.
Rapid Resolution Therapy – The therapist uses stories and metaphors to help alter your view of life and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Trauma Incident Therapy – Also called prolonged exposure therapy, the patient is exposed to their fear in a safe place.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy – This therapy focuses on dealing with unhealthy behaviors and inaccurate beliefs.
Brain Paint – Designed to address the lasting effect of trauma on the brain, the therapist asks questions while brain sensors are attached to your head to determine when you are over-stimulated or under-stimulated.
VibroAcoustic Therapy – Using low-frequency sound waves on a mat, this type of therapy uses sound to help heal the mind and body, which is felt in the body and heard through the ears.
Creative Therapies – Within these types of trauma therapy, the therapist may use different techniques or treatments. For example, art or music therapy can help the patient stay calm when reliving previous traumatic experiences.
Desensitization Therapy – The therapist may also expose the patient to known triggers to help with desensitization. This may include writing a letter to the person who caused the trauma — allowing the patient to expel those deep-seated feelings and verbalize the ways in which the trauma has impacted their life.
Group Therapy – Group support is often an important part of trauma therapy. It shows the patient that they aren’t alone in their situation. They may find it easier to talk about the experiences and resulting behaviors with others who have had similar experiences. In some of these groups, people who are further along in their treatment may act as mentors to provide ongoing support.
The best therapy for trauma is different for everyone, which is why the treatment specialists at Legacy Healing Center will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
If you’ve suffered from traumatic experiences in your past, you may need counseling to help you overcome the challenges that those events present to your current behaviors and thought patterns. Legacy Healing Center provides trauma therapy with several types of treatment to help develop new skills and learn how to handle the aftermath from individual trauma.
Legacy Healing Center, a drug and alcohol rehab in Florida, offers a multi-faceted program to help you move forward with your life. You will be treated with respect and receive the support you need. To find out more about our treatment, contact us at 888.534.2295 and talk to our treatment specialists. Let us help you overcome the past and enjoy a brighter future.