Trauma Recovery/EMDR Therapy
If you have experienced a trauma at any point in your life, it is likely you are still having some symptoms related to that trauma. You might not have a PTSD diagnosis yet. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look for support and treatment. There are numerous ways that a person can move past a traumatic experience and regain full control over their life again.
If you are wondering how to make this happen in your life, please contact our Harmony Oaks Recovery team today. We can get you started in a trauma recovery EMDR therapy program. This program is highly effective a treating PTSD and co-occurring disorders such as a addiction and anxiety.
Addiction and PTSD
One of the co-occurring disorders that our team has treated often is addiction and PTSD. Unfortunately, these 2 conditions go hand-in-hand. The symptoms of PTSD often include depression, anxiety, feeling on edge and elevated levels of stress. These emotions can cause someone to abuse alcohol or drugs. When someone does develop an addiction to these harmful substances, they may experience the above-noted symptoms more severely. At that point, they may fall deeper into their addiction. As you can see, the cycle can be a vicious and cruel one.
Do you have PTSD or an addiction or both? If so, let our team help you. We can get you into a trauma recovery program that includes EMDR therapy.
EMDR Treatment is Beneficial
There are numerous treatments for addiction and PTSD. Since there are millions of people who experience both these conditions, it is important that professionals are keeping options open for treatment. One treatment that has proven to be extremely beneficial is EMDR therapy.
When comparing EMDR treatments to medications, there are fewer complications and side effects from EMDR than with the medications. In addition, most people who go through EMDR treatment often experience benefits sooner than they would with medication. One reason for this is because it can take quite a while to find the right medication or combination of medications to help someone. In addition, when someone is attending cognitive-behavioral therapy, some progress may take months to years to develop.
This is not to say those other treatments aren’t effective, as well. However, if you are receiving treatment for PTSD, you likely want to see results sooner. EMDR therapy can give you the hope of that happening.
Process of EMDR Therapy
You may know how talk therapy works, but how does EMDR therapy work. When you receive this type of treatment, there could be different strategies put into place. However, throughout the treatment you will become aware of your past, present and your future. You will have insights into each of these times of your life. You can learn about the causes of your triggers, how to cope and why you handle things a certain way.
Focusing on the past allows you to confront and deal with specific traumas. You can gain new perspectives on the situation and finally begin to heal.
When focusing on the presents, you can explore your feelings and how you react to triggers. You can start replacing negative beliefs and thoughts with positive ones.
Then, you can look at your future. What goals do you have for your treatment and your life? Working with a therapist, here at Harmony Oaks Recovery, you can plan to create the best life possible for yourself.
Who Needs EMDR Therapy
How do you know if you need EMDR therapy? EMDR is a great option for those who are struggling with PTSD or any symptoms related to a traumatic experience in their life. It is also great for those who struggle with addiction due to a trauma they have experienced.
Maybe, you have gone through talk therapy, but haven’t made the progress you had hoped for. If that is the case, you may find that EMDR therapy benefits you more.
If you aren’t sure whether this treatment is the best option for you, talk to a member of our team today. We would be happy to talk to you about the process of EMDR therapy and determine if it would be a good fit for your treatment and recovery.
Healing and Overcoming Addiction
Do you have PTSD or symptoms caused by a traumatic event? Are you struggling with substance abuse because of a traumatic experience? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, we believe that a trauma recovery program that includes EMDR therapy may be best for you. You might even find it more beneficial than other treatments you have tried in the past.
Contact us today, here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center. Let us help you process trauma and overcome addiction.
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Most Insurance Accepted
As a member of the Harmony Recovery Group network of treatment programs, we can work with most private insurance plans.