What is a healthy internal life worth to you?
Survivors of abuse, neglect and other traumas often suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and hopelessness. For more than a decade, this brief, effective treatment has helped people of all ages find freedom.
Though the effects of trauma can be frightening and overwhelming, Thrive treatment is a remarkably peaceful process that has proven to alleviate depression and anxiety and to increase self-esteem, internal peace and an ability to connect to others. Without addressing the roots, symptoms may never go away and most often worsen. This can prevent the person from ever knowing who they are and fulfilling their potential.
How does Thrive treatment work?
Thrive is based on Neuro-Reformatting and Integration (NRI), a method of trauma treatment that uses the Instinctual Trauma Response model to rework how traumatic memories are encoded in the brain. It fosters the client’s connection to himself and reconnection to others through integration work, self-discovery and balanced parenting (for child clients).
In NRI, a comprehensive list of known traumas is made and those are addressed directly and intentionally in a systematic way. The trauma memories are reworked from a right-brain format to a left-brain format that includes all the aspects of the instinctual trauma response. The trauma memories are given order, verbal coding, historical context and an objective, third person view that protects the client from re-experiencing the trauma and fosters the client’s capacity for empathy for himself and others. The client’s strengths are examined in order to help the client see the truth about himself.
|Adults||9am – 12pm AND/OR 1 – 4pm daily|
|Children & Adolescents (8 – 17)||9am – 12pm OR 1 – 4pm daily|
|Children (5 – 7)||2 hours per day|
|Children (3 & 4)||1 hour per day|
Typical Symptoms Treated
- Low Self-Esteem
- Self-Injurious Behavior
- Avoidance/Escape Behavior
Typical Diagnoses Treated
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Conduct Disorders
Methods of Payment
- Post Adoptive Special Service Subsidy (PASSS funding)
- Private Pay
More about treatment
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.
|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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