Trauma is a part of daily life. While therapists and doctors once believed PTSD and trauma primarily affected combat veterans and first responders, today’s studies show that anyone can experience trauma at any time in their life. Luckily, increasing awareness and study of trauma helps people from all walks of life get the help they need to process trauma for better mental and physical health. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, our dual diagnosis mental health treatment programs use trauma therapy to help support overall mental and physical wellness.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with the effects of trauma, therapy can help. Evoke Wellness at Miramar is ready to help your mental health thrive with our trauma therapy treatment in Florida. Call us now at 866.931.9312 to speak to our staff about our mental health and trauma therapy programs.
What Is Trauma?
Trauma is a complex response to life-threatening situations. Whether someone witnesses a life-threatening event or their own life is under threat, the brain releases chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. This causes the body to go into fight, flight, or freeze mode in order to survive. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t always process these chemicals during the event.
If the chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline aren’t processed, they are stored in the body. Trauma therapists believe traumatic memories are stored in the body’s tissues, not just the brain. They refer to this as trauma “trapped” in tissues, waiting to release and process. These chemicals lead to frequent traumatic responses and PTSD. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma include:
- Reactive behavior
- Unexplained guilt
- Feeling unsafe
- Mood swings
- Fast heart rate
- Panic attacks
- Sound sensitivity
- Light sensitivity
Everyone’s trauma responses and triggers are unique. However, there are some common triggers, including loud noises, bright lights, intense stress, and certain smells. When trauma is triggered, the nervous system becomes dysregulated. Once triggered, it’s hard to calm down the nervous system and return to a state of calm. Prolonged stress and continued exposure to traumatic events through work, recurrent disasters, or abuse can cause symptoms to worsen. Because trauma education is relatively new, many people may not understand their own behavior or how to ask for help.
Trauma Therapy Programs for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Untreated trauma can affect overall mental and physical health. It can also lead to self-medicating and self-soothing with substance abuse. Trauma therapy can help. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, we use approaches like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), meditation therapy, and trauma resolution therapy to help patients process stored trauma, reduce triggers, and thrive no matter their trauma history.
Like other types of therapy, trauma therapy programs helps patients meet small and large goals, understand behaviors, and release past harm for improved health. Because everyone’s life experience and trauma are unique, our trauma therapy program provides highly individualized treatment and therapy.
If you're ready to start your journey to recovery, we're here to help.
Start our Trauma Therapy Program in Florida for Relief
No matter your life experience, our residential programs provide medically assisted detox, medication management, and dual diagnosis care for mental health and substance abuse. Dual diagnosis treatment provides a wide range of therapies to help patients find the right ones for their needs.
Our therapy programs include:
- Acupuncture therapy
- Meditative therapy
- Person-centered therapy
- Yoga therapy
Our state-of-the-art Florida treatment center provides a safe space for patient-centered holistic detox and treatment. With individual, group, and family therapy, we’re here to help you build a safe and healthy future together.