TRAUMA RECOVERY


Traumatic experiences can have real and lasting impact in our daily lives. They can be sudden, shocking events or the result of abusive relationships or dysfunctional homes. Treating the negative effects of traumatic experiences involves a gentle and compassionate process where the person learns to increase their experiences of safety, self-efficacy, and power. See some examples below.



TRAUMATIC EVENTS


Sudden events, or chronic exposure to threats can have a lasting impact.


In some cases, shocking, horrifying, and/or dangerous events are followed by mental, emotional, and behavioral disturbances. Traumatic events can impact more than just the person directly. When such events happen to loved ones, they too can also develop problematic experiences.

Learn more about our treatments for traumatic experiences in the Treatment Styles section. For more information please email us or phone us at (630) 344-9427.

“I keep thinking about it, over and over, with no control over it.”



INTRUSIVE MEMORIES



Often associated with traumatized individuals is the re-experiencing of the event. Our memory system tries to keep us away from danger, but here it can become a terrible burden to bare. Targeted therapies can help make these experiences easier.

Learn more about our treatments for traumatic experiences in the Treatment Styles section. For more information please email us or phone us at (630) 344-9427.



FLASHBACKS


“Its like I’m instantly back there. Everything else disappears.”


It is possible to re-experience a traumatic event to the point where the person believes the event is happening again. This type of experience can be a mild and momentary event, or can involve a rather significant loss of connection with present surroundings. With therapeutic help, a person can learn to improve upon these problem experiences.

Learn more about our treatments for traumatic experiences in the Treatment Styles section. For more information please email us or phone us at (630) 344-9427.



"It is getting out of hand."


RECKLESS BEHAVIOR


Trauma rattles our defense system, putting it into frenzied attempts to find and avoid triggers, or combating nightmares with drug or alcohol use, or just trying not to sleep! Living in constant fear can be exhausting. It can also lead to problems with our mood and withdrawing from other people and day to day activities. But you don’t have to live with such fears. Targeted treatments can help get your defenses back in order.


Learn more about our treatments for traumatic experiences in the Treatment Styles section. For more information please email us or phone us at (630) 344-9427.



FEAR


“I have to avoid things so I don’t think about it," and as a result "I keep thinking about it.”


Coping with emotional disturbances can be very difficult, and the frustration that results may lead to irritability, outbursts, and even violent reactions. People suffering from PTSD and related disturbances may not always feel completely in control of their own feelings and actions. Therapy for improving behavioral and emotional control can be helpful.

Learn more about our treatments for traumatic experiences in the Treatment Styles section. For more information please email us or phone us at (630) 344-9427.



WHY WAIT ANOTHER DAY?


At Vitality Clinical Services, we empower our clients to live richer, fuller lives. Contact us today at (630) 344-9427 or schedule an appointment.