Are You Still Living In The Aftermath Of Trauma?
Have you experienced a traumatic event or events that have caused lasting difficulties? Maybe you’ve found yourself experiencing some of the following symptoms:
• Shock, denial, or disbelief
• Anger, rage, irritability, or mood swings
• Anxiety and fear
• Guilt, shame, and self-blame
• Withdrawing from others
• Feeling disconnected and numb
• Upsetting memories or flashbacks
• Avoiding certain reminders, such as sound, smell, or a place
Perhaps you’ve tried ways of reducing these symptoms on your own, but you can’t seem to get it done.
Additionally, you might have noticed several physical symptoms. Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep? Does your heart race for no discernable reason? Are you experiencing a lot of aches and pains with no obvious source?
These symptoms may be relatively new, or they may have lasted for months. They may have even started having negative effects on your everyday life. At this point, you’d probably like to know how to manage them and live a normal life.
Almost Everyone Will Experience Some Sort Of Trauma
Whether it’s something more common (such as a bad breakup or the loss of a job) or something major (like living through a natural disaster), most people will experience traumatic events. In fact, an estimated 70 percent of adults deal with the effects of trauma.
When something traumatic happens, the brain suddenly switches gears from regular maintenance and repair processes to red alert. Every bodily system abruptly changes in the interest of survival. As soon as the threat is over, this survival mode kicks off and recovery is underway. Normally natural healing processes kick in so that regular maintenance and repair processes can resume.
Sometimes though, the red alert seems to stay on. The healing processes don't fully kick in. The system is discombobulated so that reactions don’t fit what is going on. Various symptoms may appear as your mind tries to deal with the event—you may have flashbacks, might find yourself more irritable, or might be on constant alert.
How trauma affects someone depends on what happened, when it happened and who it happened to. Generally, trauma can show up emotionally, psychologically and/or physically.
You may have heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the diagnosis given when a certain number of symptoms last over a certain period of time. However, you can still suffer from PTSD symptoms without a diagnosis.
There is some good news though: you can recover. Not only can you recover, you can do so quickly—without re-experiencing any of the trauma of what happened.
Therapy Can Help Relieve Trauma Symptoms
Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT) was designed specifically to relieve trauma symptoms quickly and painlessly. As mentioned above, trauma symptoms are caused by changes in the brain resulting from the occurrence of a traumatic event. RRT creates new, powerful events that cause brain changes as well. The processes used in RRT work synergistically to create an emotional atmosphere in which your brain can process what happened during a traumatic event without reliving the trauma. When we’re finished, you will be able to remember the event without the pain and turmoil you had been dealing with.
A Rapid Resolution Therapy® session is different than what is commonly understood as therapy. There is absolutely no need for you to re-experience any of the difficult emotions you've had to deal with. I won’t need to ask you a lot of questions, and you won’t have to talk a whole lot about the event if you don’t want to.
When we start sessions, I will ask for a general idea of what you've been dealing with. I may ask some questions just to get a clear understanding. This doesn’t need to be in-depth; a simple overview will work fine.
After I have an idea of your situation, I will share with you a way of looking at how our minds process information that provides us power for eliminating symptoms. I will guide you through some impactful experiences designed specifically to clear disturbing symptoms without re-experiencing them.
Many people may worry about being diagnosed with PTSD and that they may not be able to get treatment if they aren’t. In my opinion, however, a diagnosis isn't necessary for treatment, and I will not diagnose unless asked to.
Dealing with the effects of trauma is never easy. It can cause enduring stress and pain, and sometimes it can feel like you’ll never overcome. However, many people discover that they can be freed from their symptoms once they receive help. I know you can experience this freedom too, and I would love to be a part of it!
Sounds Good, But I'm Still Not Sure About Rapid Resolution Therapy® ...
Will It Be Worth It?
A resounding YES! Your symptoms have been keeping you from living fully by distracting you and using up your energy. The hardest part is making the decision to come in. Once you're in treatment, you will find you can make rapid improvements in a short amount of time.
What If It Doesn’t Work For Me?
A lot of people think that there is something about them or what they went through that makes it difficult to get rid of their symptoms. But I have seen many people heal using PTSD Therapy—including people who have gone through major traumatic events.
Moreover, there is no way you can "screw up" in treatment. It's all on me, and I've treated all sorts of and degrees of trauma. What I have found is that the more impactful a trauma was, the more significant the healing is.
Will It Take a Long Time?
We will likely clear many symptoms you've experienced in one session. I usually see clients for situational trauma only once or twice before the symptoms are cleared, unless there is interest in addressing other issues.
Trauma Therapy Can Give You Your Life Back
You've already been through the hardest part. Let's get together and get you your life back.
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