Psychological trauma can affect your life for many years after the event or situation that caused it. Trauma doesn’t easily resolve itself. Further, it’s especially difficult to try to do it on your own. At Westwind Recovery, our trauma therapy program helps you learn about the emotions your trauma caused, where they originate, and how to react in a healthier manner. Finding help allows you to restore happiness and stability to your life.
What is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy programs are a form of mental health treatment. In this treatment, therapists assist clients in overcoming psychological trauma. A traumatic event is one in which you perceive a threat to your life, bodily integrity, or sanity. Trauma happens when your ability to cope is completely overwhelmed. Thus, to regain your footing you need professional help.
In any trauma therapy program, you begin the healing process by discovering what is causing your pain. Since trauma from the past can threaten the life you live now, it’s vital to get to the heart of what is causing your pain. Trauma therapy programs are designed to do just that, locate the root cause.
Perhaps you witnessed or experienced a traumatic event firsthand or you encountered trauma secondhand. Either way, your reactions to traumatic events reveal themselves over time. Thus, a trauma happening in adulthood can be equally devasting as one having happened in childhood and vice versa. Furthermore, you may not feel the effects of your trauma until years after the event. You may start behaving differently, feeling out of sorts, or reacting inappropriately to ordinary situations or persons. All the while, you’ll be at a loss about why, which can provoke anxiety or depression, create tensions in your intimate, personal, and professional relationships, lead to substance abuse, and even addiction.