Trauma Resolution and Connection (TRAC)
There is so much emphasis in our society on external appearances, but what is a healthy internal life worth to you? How could living in emotional freedom change your relationships, effectiveness at work, or ability to parent well? How could it change how your child sees himself and how he engages with others and with the world?
Regardless of what traumas you’ve been through or what treatments you’ve tried, there is a way for you to live free of your past hurts and grow to trust yourself. Most people feel like others have been through worse than they have. It doesn’t make sense to compare traumas. If an event was impacting to you, that is reason enough to address it.
Our TRAC program is a trauma therapy treatment based on the ITR (Instinctual Trauma Response) model, an evidence-based method that focuses on treating the roots of problems, rather than merely the symptoms. In this way, our clients are able to make great and lasting strides in a brief period of time. This is done by directly and intentionally recoding traumatic memories so that they finally feel like they are in the past.
TREATING THE TRAUMA,
NOT THE SYMPTOMS
Trauma Resolution & Connection (TRAC)
Trauma can cause a person to feel disconnected from themselves and from others. It can make it very difficult to even want to connect to others, because other people can easily end up associated with fearful and painful experiences.
With a person’s traumatic experiences processed, he is finally able to begin to feel connected to himself and, from that, to begin to learn to connect with other people from a place of compassion. Being able to engage with others effectively stands to positively impact every area of an individual’s life.
WE ARE MADE FOR CONNECTION
Our intensive outpatient programs provide clients with a means of addressing the roots of a myriad of difficulties in a brief and effective manner. In the one or two weeks of treatment, each person receives individualized treatment based on his or her specific past circumstances and present symptoms and challenges.
Throughout the time of treatment past traumatic events are strategically processed so that they are experienced as past. Integration work affords clients a much greater ability to choose behaviors, situations and circumstances through a positive sense of self.
We use a multimedia approach in order to help clients express themselves. For victims of trauma, this can be a much easier way to communicate than by merely using words. However, in no way does someone need to be an artist to participate in this program. Usually, our clients are not artists at all and neither are we.
The most consistent feedback we receive from adults is that they finally feel free and that it makes them so much better of a spouse, wife, husband, mother, or father. You really are a gift. Working to become the best version of you is one of the most selfless things you can do for those you love. How would your life be different if the significant adults in it were working to be the absolute best that they could have been? It really is possible to end and reverse the cycle of pain in a family!
Often times, survivors have a sense that past events are somehow at the root of their pain, but are unable to definitively get past those events and how those thoughts and feelings linger. We provide effective, research-proven help in an intensive, outpatient format that affords clients the opportunity to reclaim their selves and their lives.
The Physical Effects
Events that overwhelm our normal ability to cope can have lasting, detrimental effects on us. The reason is that these difficult events become encoded in such a way that they continue to feel like they are happening. These experiences can lead to physical illnesses, symptoms or triggers.
The Emotional Effects
Many emotional problems can also result from trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, phobias, anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and more. Many people suffer for years – even decades – with suicidal drives, self-mutilation, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, terrible insecurities, and a sense of inferiority.
The Spiritual Effects
It is a tragic reality that many devout people live with ongoing pain and crippling doubt that robs them of true freedom to embrace a life of faith, hope, and love. Unfortunately, the spiritual effects of trauma are not readily recognized. This often leaves the survivors feeling a tremendous sense of shame. However, these symptoms of shame and difficulty in trusting, forgiving, receiving love, or even believing oneself to be worthy of love are also quite treatable.
You are worth the time, energy, money, and hope required for treatment. Regaining yourself is the best gift you can give yourself, your loved ones, and the world.
In NRI, a comprehensive list of known traumas is constructed and those are addressed directly and intentionally in a systematic way through the directed use of art therapy. The trauma memories are reworked from a way where the emotions stay present to where they are experienced as past. The trauma memories are put in order, words are put on them, their viewed as past and from a sense of distance that protects the client from re-experiencing the trauma and helps the client to have empathy for himself. The client comes to see his strength in each trauma.
|Works on a biological level and so effects thoughts and behavior||Works on a level of behavior and thought|
|Uses directed use of play or art therapy||Uses language and reasoning|
|Focuses directly and intentionally on the client’s traumatic experiences and so addresses effects of traumas at the root||Focuses on emotions and behavior|
|Systematically and comprehensively addresses the roots of all known traumas||Follows the problems that have arisen since the last session|
|One to two weeks||Often lasts a decade or more|
|Can be provided to preverbal clients||–|
|Helps the client directly unpack traumatic experiences without re-experiencing them||Often causes intense emotion in trying to directly address traumas|
|Works on the neurological level||Works on the conscious awareness level|
|Increases the client’s ability to experience traumas as past events||–|
The little-understood truth about adopted children is that traumas they experienced prior to adoption remain their reality until those experiences are effectively processed through treatment. With that accomplished through this method of trauma help, the child is finally able to come home to your family and receive the love that led you to them.
Read more about how we’ve helped adopted children move past their painful pasts.
- 1Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page completely and let us know you’re interested in treatment while also including any questions you may have.
- 2We will gather the information we need from you to make sure you are a candidate for this method of treatment.
- 3We will answer any questions you may have.
- 4We will work with you to schedule your treatment at a convenient time.
- 5We will work with you to provide intensive trauma treatment in a relaxing and comfortable setting.
- 6We will be available to field your questions after treatment to point you in the direction of post-trauma growth and make the most of your treatment gains.
THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN SURVIVING
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