“The wound is a place where the light enters you.” — Rumi
Treatment for Trauma
The field of trauma has exploded in the last fifteen to twenty years, as we are moving toward a greater understanding of the pervasiveness of trauma’s impact on various mental and addictive disorders. The Greek translation for trauma is, “a wound, a hurt, a defeat” and can result from any event or series of events in our lives in which we are not fully equipped to process the totality of emotion associated with a traumatic event.
It is now common knowledge that most trauma occurs during the childhood years. However, what many people don’t realize is that trauma can be passed down through their genetic heritage, during pregnancy and during the birthing process. I have specialized training for these types of trauma such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (body centered therapy,) which have been proven to be effective in working with these types of traumas.
Not everyone who suffers from trauma will develop full-blown PTSD, but many do, and given it’s well researched link to addictive disorders, we know that healing from trauma is one of the single most important things we can do for ourselves in order to achieve a life of peace, balance and fulfillment.
We also know that addictive disorders must be addressed concurrently with the trauma issues, because the addiction issues will consistently undermine all other treatment by impairing a person’s memory, perception and judgment. This is precisely why I have a focus on both trauma and addictions of all kinds.
If you feel you are suffering from trauma and are ready to explore it, I stand ready to be of service to you. I offer a compassionate ear, together with years of training and experience, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. And most importantly, I feel honored every time a person comes to me with a story of trauma and a willingness to move through it.