An Extreme Response Is Typical—and Healthy
Often, when an individual digs deep during experiential therapies, he or she might relive those traumas, or feel a sense of shame, guilt, sadness or anger. Clients often need help processing their emotions, memories and traumas effectively. This is expected. Beachway is fully prepared for these natural, healthy responses to therapy. We offer the clinical and therapeutic support to ensure success.
Is Trauma the Same as PTSD?
While many people assume that trauma is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we know that trauma can present with a range of symptoms and impact individuals in a variety of ways that are completely unrelated to PTSD.
Grief and loss. Some experience trauma via grief and loss, and they might cycle into deep depressions or feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety.
Abuse. Trauma results from sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse. And, clients who were victims of bullying or dealt with verbally abuse, negative circumstances at home as a child might be suffering from unresolved trauma.
Life circumstances. Betrayal, adultery, divorce and even termination from employment can be traumatic and create long-lasting effects that might also trigger substance abuse or addiction.
Because individuals process harmful experiences in different ways, there is no one “type” of trauma that is worse or more damaging. Each client’s traumatic experience is treated with great care, targeted therapy, clinical support and a holistic approach.