Therapy for traumatic experiences contains a specific set of techniques and fundamentals that differ from talk therapy and physical therapy. A traumatic experience can have long-lasting impacts on a person’s mental, physical, and emotional state, no matter the age. It’s important for anyone of anyone experience to understand how trauma therapy allows a person to cope with and manage the effects and responses to trauma. Let’s learn further about trauma-focused therapy.
CBT, which stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a trauma-based therapy that helps address the symptoms of PTSD. It helps someone avoid re-experiences of their trauma, avoidance, negative cognitions, and heightened levels of anxiety and depression. Trauma-based therapy like CBT can help someone suffering from PTSD break down their problem into smaller parts and process their emotions one at a time. It also teaches someone safe coping mechanisms to handle intensely negative emotions.
A difficult part of trauma-focused therapy is the potential of reliving a traumatic experience. However, processing one’s triggers and figuring out how to overcome avoidance is a key component to CBT that provides long-lasting benefits.
If you are looking to learn more about how trauma therapy is used to help people’s well-being, watch the video we have linked above.