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Equine Therapy for Trauma Victims

Equine therapy is an excellent option for trauma victims who have a hard time opening up about their experiences or who feel overwhelming anxiety or panic. Equine therapy provides a unique environment in which individuals are able to heal their invisible wounds in a way that is intuitive and fun. When some people first hear…

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PTSD More Detrimental to One’s Health Than Any Coexisting Mental Illness

Recent findings from a team of Brazilian researchers indicate that PTSD plays a primary role in reducing an affected person’s health-related quality of life, even when that individual has other significant, coexisting problems with mental illness. Some people affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also have serious problems with other mental health issues classified as…

Stalking Victims Unable to Escape From PTSD

More than 7.5 million people are victimized by stalkers in the United States each year. The encounters that accompany this behavior are scary and unpredictable, and tragic outcomes are frighteningly common. But even those who escape their tormentors are often unable to elude another persistent and terrifying companion of the stalking experience—post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).…

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Trauma: How to Move Beyond Survival Mode

Truly traumatic events put our brains and bodies in survival mode. It is an automatic response to something traumatic and life-threatening. The problem is that many people who have experienced trauma continue to live in survival mode. They may think they have overcome the trauma, but the brain is still operating on that base level…

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Healing Complex Trauma for Addiction Recovery

A young woman with self-described ‘commitment phobia’ turns to substances to numb the pain of a troubled childhood. A young woman drives into therapy. Aamori complains to her therapist that all of her relationships end just after the one-year mark, just as things begin to get serious. The reason, she explains, is that she gets…

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PTSD, Complex PTSD, Addictions and Treatment

If you have experienced one or more traumatic events or experiences in your life, you may not realize that they can be related to current problems or symptoms, such as addictions, depression and anxiety, as well as relationship, social and work problems. Often, those who have experienced trauma do not make the connection between what…

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Psychological Trauma the Focus of Professional Workshop Series by Promises Treatment Center’s Renowned Trauma Expert

Trauma specialist Christine A. Courtois, PhD, presents a two-part professional workshop series on psychological trauma on August 16 and September 13 at The Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 6, 2013 – Christine A. Courtois, PhD, an internationally recognized trauma specialist and Promises Treatment Centers’ National Clinical Trauma Consultant, presents a…