Over 50 percent of all adults have experienced a traumatic event at some point in their lives. But while the effects of trauma naturally fade for some, for others, they develop into the debilitating disorder we know as PTSD. While this condition is most commonly thought of as an issue affecting military veterans, it can happen to anyone – around 6.8 percent of people in the US are estimated to be living with PTSD. Sustaining this extremely high level of stress for such a long time not only carries severe risks for your physical health but actually changes the way your brain functions by rewiring your neural networks. But if you suffer from PTSD, you don’t have to endure it for life. At The Sanctuary, we combine innovations in neuroscience with a holistic approach to treating trauma to help you overcome PTSD and embrace life.
Data shows that an incidence of sexual abuse occurs every 98 seconds in the US. But because of the shame and self-blame that so often result from this horrible mistreatment, most people never get help, choosing instead to suffer in silence. Sexual trauma causes fear to take hold in your heart and become your source of operation in your relationships and in your life. This can cause flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and depression, and put you at increased risk for substance addiction and other mental health disorders. The distrust resulting from this drastically traumatic event interferes with your ability to have fulfilling emotional and physical intimacy. At The Sanctuary, we take great care in creating a space that’s safe, non-judging, and welcoming for survivors of sexual abuse. Our holistic trauma treatment program is designed to help you release stuck trauma from your body, help you reconnect with your inner power, and realign with your soul’s purpose.
A large percentage of trauma occurs when we’re children. At this crucial developmental stage, our brains are still growing and we’re learning how to interact with others in a mutually beneficial way – but trauma disrupts all of that. We tend to live out the experiences imprinted upon us in childhood for the rest of our lives, which is why the effects of childhood trauma can last a lifetime if it’s left untreated. While we tend to get attached to the negative story of a traumatic childhood, it’s important to stop judging trauma with our adult minds. Everyone’s experience of trauma is subjective, and everyone’s healing journey is unique. At The Sanctuary, our intimate, highly personalized trauma treatment program immerses you in a healing experience designed to guide you back to your true self.
At this crucial stage of development, children should be learning how to form healthy bonds with others – but some children aren’t provided with the safe, loving, and nurturing environment they need to do that. When your safety is threatened by someone you’re supposed to be able to trust, it sends the message that the whole world is an unsafe place, and it becomes very hard to trust others in your adult relationships. It’s estimated that one in one in three women and one in five men have survived childhood sexual trauma – a deeply wounding experience that can lead to consequences like PTSD, depression, substance dependence, and interpersonal issues. The Sanctuary has developed an Integrative Trauma Treatment program that allows you to build your coping skills, rejoin with your inner life, and reclaim your power.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is the psychiatric term for people who are severely lacking in empathy and self-awareness, to a pathological extent. While narcissists, by definition, are not conscious of their behavior, it is extremely hurtful and draining to those around to them. If you’ve been in a close relationship with a narcissist, it’s likely that their repeated, deeply cutting criticisms have made you feel invalid, defective, and unlovable. Their constant manipulations sap your energy and create a high-anxiety environment that severely compromises your health. And because the nature of narcissism is so confusing, it can be hard to even see the complex web you’re in, let alone begin to untangle it. But at The Sanctuary, our expert team of psychologists, psychiatrists, healers, and alternative wellness practitioners is here to help you do just that.
Find comprehensive, non-12 step recovery and healing for Trauma conditions at our Trauma treatment facility in Sedona, AZ. At The Sanctuary at Sedona, we specialize in treating the mind, body, soul, and spirit.