Trauma Therapy is any evidenced based intervention that addresses the complexity of the emotional, physical and mental consequences of trauma. A trauma is witnessing or experiencing a life threatening humiliating or deeply disappointing experience. Trauma occurs when an individual is abruptly faced with a situation in which they are helpless in protecting themselves. Trauma can be.....
A combination of genetics, temperament, and environment all play a role in the personal reaction to trauma. Following a threatening experience, it is normal to experience shock, denial, irritability, and anxiety. For some individual’s symptoms will naturally dissipate within a few weeks and their nervous system settles. For others, it can be more challenging. Their natural healing process may be interrupted for various reasons (i.e. lack of social support, inadequate resources, lack of emotional regulation skills, prolonged exposure, and other adverse conditions). Traumatic experiences can have significant long-term effects with the potential to damage interpersonal relationships, inhibit occupational functioning, and other important areas in life.
Trauma also causes Psycholoigcal changes are alterations of bleef system that inhibit quality life enagement such as “Danger lurks at every corner” or “ I can’t tust doctors” or “I cant trust anyone”.
SAMHSA’s Definition of a Trauma-Focused Therapy
A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed: