Trauma affects people from all walks of life every day. In recent years, scientists and therapists have begun to understand the effects of trauma on the brain and body. While once closely associated with combat PTSD, anyone can suffer from trauma and unfortunately, many people do. Trauma therapy can help people uncover, treat, and manage PTSD, trauma triggers, and trauma response for safer, less-stressful lifestyles.
If you or someone you love is struggling with the effects of trauma, know you are not alone. The team at Santé Center for Healing is here to help. We provide clients with compassionate dual diagnosis and trauma focused therapy for mental health and addiction recovery. Call us now at 866.238.3154 to learn more about the benefits of trauma therapy and get started today.
What Is Trauma?
Trauma is a physical, emotional, and psychological response to a life-threatening event. When someone experiences an accident, natural disorder, or other dangerous situation, their body releases adrenaline and cortisol to prepare them to fight or flee the situation. This ancient response can be life-saving. Unfortunately, if these chemicals aren’t processed at the time of the event, they become stored in the body as a trauma. Some scientists even say that trauma is “trapped” in the body’s tissues waiting to finish processing.
When this happens, someone will experience trauma triggers, PTSD, and various symptoms including:
- Mood swings
- Changes in heart rate
- Constant worry
- Sense of doom
- Emotional outburst
- Profuse sweating
Everyone’s trauma experience is unique. This means everyone will have different triggers, symptoms, and responses. However, loud noises, bright lights, and sudden movements can be triggers for many people.
What Is Trauma-Focused Therapy?
Trauma-focused therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, commonly called CBT, is a type of behavioral therapy that helps clients understand thought patterns, belief systems, and behaviors. Through CBT, clients can make lasting changes in their lives.
Trauma-focused CBT recognizes the effects of traumatic events have on mindset and behavior. Trauma-focused therapy works through recognizing trauma narratives, stabilizing, processing, and integrating traumatic experiences and memory. Like other behavioral therapies, it uses gradual techniques in individual therapeutic sessions to help clients feel safe. These sessions also make change and integration manageable for clients of any age and experience.
Begin Trauma-Focused Therapy in Texas Today
Trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s life. It can cause confusion, erratic behavior, depression, anxiety, and a lower quality of life. Luckily, the more therapists learn about trauma, the more they can help clients understand, diagnose, treat, and educate their loved ones about the signs and effects of trauma.
If you or someone you love is struggling with trauma and PTSD, the Santé Center for Healing can help. With more than 25 years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, our facility provides dual diagnosis treatment with a range of effective therapies. With both inpatient and outpatient programs for men and women, we put trauma-focused therapy first, helping clients navigate trauma recovery for a safe, healthy future.
Our programs include:
- Clinical assessment
- Residential treatment
- Transitional living
- Men’s rehab
- Women’s rehab
- Relapse prevention planning
- Alumni support
Clients at Santé Center for Healing enjoy a range of therapies, including traditional and alternative therapies like yoga, for a holistic approach to mental health and addiction recovery. With individual, group, and family therapy, 12-step programs, and alumni program, We can help you and your loved ones recover from trauma and thrive.
Learn More About How Trauma Focus Therapy Can Help You Thrive
Trauma-focused therapy can make a world of difference in someone’s mental, physical, and emotional health. If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of trauma therapy, call Santé Center for Healing now 866.238.3154 to speak with our staff and get started with treatment today.