Trauma Can Affect Anyone
Trauma is usually associated with the military, who often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While trauma does affect members of the service as well as those in other lines of work, such as first responders and law enforcement professionals, it can ultimately affect anyone.
When someone has experienced a traumatic event such as violence, an accident, or ongoing physical abuse, this incident could have an impact on them for a long time if they do not seek trauma treatment. Trauma can also result from ongoing circumstances such as being bullied or growing up in poverty, which can result in the experience of life-altering symptoms.
Signs of Trauma
Someone who experiences a traumatic event may be in shock for a while. They may even exhibit denial immediately afterward. It may be difficult to process the trauma. They may display physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive troubles, fatigue, a racing heart, sweating, and a feeling of jumpiness.
Emotional and psychological responses to trauma can include:
- Confusion, difficulty concentrating
- Anger, irritability, mood swings
- Anxiety and fear
- Guilt, shame, self-blame
- Withdrawing from others
- Feeling sad or hopeless
- Feeling disconnected or numb
Both managing these symptoms and overcoming the effects of trauma require effective, professional treatment. Therapy, combined with other innovative practices, can help those who experience traumatic events or ongoing, challenging circumstances. Trauma treatment can help prevent the symptoms from escalating and creating other problems, such as addiction.
Trauma treatment includes evidence-based practices and innovative therapy approaches. At BRC Recovery, we work with those who have experienced trauma through:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Brainspotting (BSP)
- Somatic experiencing (SE)
- Prolonged exposure therapy (PE)
EMDR is a cutting-edge trauma treatment approach that helps people heal from the distress of trauma they’ve experienced. Using a technique involving eye movement, EMDR focuses on the disturbing memories of the traumatic event. By administering EMDR and other proven therapies, we help clients acknowledge and address their traumatic memories to activate their natural healing processes.
A Holistic Approach to Trauma Treatment
Trauma can impact anyone. First responders, professionals, healthcare workers, and people from all walks of life can experience trauma and its devastating symptoms. At BRC Recovery, we help our clients work through the unresolved trauma so they can move forward with their lives. We focus on the total person encompassing mind, body, and spirit. To learn more about our holistic approach to recovery, please contact BRC Recovery and call 1-866-291-2676 today.