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Trauma Therapy- CBT For PTSD
Are you struggling with disturbing thoughts, painful emotions and uncomfortable physical feelings after experiencing a trauma? Do you find it difficult to relax and enjoy the present? Are you constantly on-edge, wondering or worrying that something bad may happen to you again? If so, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and you are not alone. The Sidran Institutes estimates that 70% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives, and up to 20% of these people develop PTSD. PTSD occurs due to the way the mind and body respond to a traumatic event. Trauma can be the result of an accident, assault or dangerous situation that you were in, such as a war zone. It can also be the result of neglect or witnessing/ experiencing a violent incident.
Dealing with the after-effects of a trauma can be a confusing and frightening experience. You may constantly feel nervous and on edge. You may struggle to complete tasks, attend work or school or even leave your home. You may find yourself withdrawing from others. Many people report sleep disturbances, nightmares and flashback, and some turn to drugs, alcohol, gambling or disordered eating as a way of coping with intrusive trauma-related thoughts and feelings.
A trained therapist can offer you the support and guidance that you need to cope with your trauma symptoms and regain control of your life. You can learn how to process your trauma, identify triggers and develop positive coping skills. An individualized treatment plan is developed to focus on your needs and goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for PTSD can help you deal with the negative trauma-related emotions that you experience. You can learn how to slow yourself down- physically and mentally- so that you can enjoy the moment.