What Types Of Therapies Are Out There For Trauma Survivors?

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What Types Of Therapies Are Out There For Trauma Survivors?

Trauma survivors very often need therapy to help them during their recovery. There is no shame in receiving help if you have experienced a trauma in your life. There are many different therapy options for trauma survivors. Pinnacle Recovery will discuss some of them below. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing helps to relieve some of the distress associated with a patient’s traumatic memories. This type of psychotherapy helps to heal the symptoms of trauma by using eye movements to process the memories associated with the traumatic event. There are eight phases of treatment for EMDR:

  1. History-taking session
  2. Making sure the client has the ability to handle the emotional distress

3-6. EMDR therapy procedures

  1. Closure
  2. Examining the progress made so far

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

During Somatic Experiencing, the patient aims to alleviate the symptoms of their trauma by focusing on their body sensations during a moment of fight or flight. SE helps to address the root causes of the trauma, not just the associated symptoms. During a SE therapy session, a therapist helps to guide clients to tolerate their body sensations and corresponding emotions.  

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uses mindfulness to help renovate the feelings of a patient’s traumatic memories into strengths and resources for the patient. During SP, the patient must process their traumatic events in a mindful state, and to notice how their body reacts to recalling the event.

Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)

Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor is a therapeutic system that helps to reprogram the thoughts associated with the traumatic event. The patient creates new memories of the event. PBSP helps the patient live a happier and healthier life. 

Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)

The Comprehensive Resource Model helps to target the traumatic experiences of the patient by working on the person and their brain. The patient explores their emotional trauma by using resources such as breathe work, somatic responses, and mindfulness in order to reduce the emotional nature of the patient’s thoughts. The patient is urged to fully feel their feelings and be aware of the moment. 

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

During Internal Family Systems Therapy, the whole family is involved. IFS works on the roles of the relationship to discuss the trauma. IFS attempts to understand all levels of the family dynamic in order to help the patient with their traumatic memories. 

Tension, Stress, and Trauma Release (TRE)

In Tension, Stress, and Trauma Release, the patient participates in exercises that release the muscular patterns of tension, stress, and trauma. TRE helps to alleviate muscular tension and calm the nervous system. 

Pinnacle Recovery is here for you. Call our staff today to learn more about the trauma programs we offer. You can reach us now at 1-866-301-0573. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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