Trauma is an emotional response to rape, accident or natural disaster. Sometimes these events leave you in shock and denial. There are also long-term reactions to trauma, such as flashbacks, unpredictable emotions and even physical symptoms like nausea or headache. Fortunately, there are several techniques used in trauma counselling. These techniques help the traumatized person understand and overcome the experience. Read to learn more about trauma.
Treatments for traumatic stress disorder:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven effective in treating traumatic stress disorder. It involves 8 to 12 sessions of 60-90 minutes each, usually with the same therapist. These sessions target specific aspects of traumatic memory and increase coping skills. These techniques also help people deal with the recurrent emotions and thoughts caused by the trauma.
PE is a type of psychotherapy that helps people confront and overcome traumatic memory. It involves slowly exposing the person to the traumatic event in a safe environment. The therapist may also use mental imagery, writing, or visits to places that remind the patient of the trauma. Sometimes, it is possible to create a virtual reality environment to resemble the traumatic event. This is especially useful if technology is available. Gradually exposure makes the person less sensitive to the trauma over time.
Trauma therapy involves combining cognitive and behavioral approaches to address trauma symptoms. This therapy is particularly helpful for complex PTSD and may utilize other therapeutic techniques. Accelerated resolution therapy, for example, was recently recognized by the Substance abuse and mental health services administration (SAMHSA) as an effective treatment for trauma-related disorders.
Trauma therapy practitioners often use a variety of techniques to help their patients deal with the trauma they have experienced. These techniques can include imaginal exposures, where a patient describes a trauma to their therapist. In vivo exposures, on the other hand, are done outside therapy sessions and allow the patient to approach traumatic situations gradually.
Trauma therapy helps trauma survivors process their experiences, identify their fears, and develop coping skills. Trauma therapists use a variety of techniques to treat trauma victims. They may employ non-invasive or operative approaches. In addition, many techniques are designed to help trauma survivors overcome their physical and psychological challenges.