Holistic Trauma Treatment
Trauma is a response to something terrible that has happened in your life. The experience becomes so deeply rooted in your mind and memory that it feels nearly inescapable, impacting your self-image, reactions and fears. Whether you need help with trauma stemming from emotional abuse or you survived a life or death situation, you need to know that freedom is possible and a better life awaits.
The Sanctuary at Sedona in Arizona is a trauma recovery treatment center committed to helping you lay down your burdens and discover long-lasting healing. Our holistic approach to trauma sees you as a whole person with a story and background that are completely unique. We seek to design a personalized trauma recovery program centered around your needs.
You are not broken, and at The Sanctuary, we don’t treat you that way. Our holistic, non-12 Step trauma treatment program is a journey of empowerment that encourages natural healing from trauma.
What Is Trauma?
As humans, our sense of safety develops according to the messages we get early in life. Trauma, whether it takes place in one dramatic event or repeatedly over time, can shatter that security. In fact, it can make the entire world seem like a dangerous and unfriendly place to live.
Trauma is your mind’s and body’s response to a deeply disturbing event. It overwhelms your ability to cope and can diminish your sense of self and your ability to feel a full range of emotions. If you’ve experienced trauma, there’s a chance that your symptoms can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And if you’re living in this psychological state, you know how paralyzing it can be. You might:
- Relive the trauma in your body and mind
- Avoid anything that reminds you of it
- Feel constantly on guard
- Be unable to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Be afraid to leave the house
- Blame yourself for what happened
Survivors of trauma often feel guilty and ashamed. This doesn’t mean what happened to you is your fault. In fact, these are common symptoms of trauma.
Non-12 Step Holistic Treatment for Trauma
The Sanctuary at Sedona focuses on holistic trauma recovery. Unlike other treatment programs, our non-12 Step approach sees you as a whole person with your own emotional, mental and physical responses to the trauma you encountered. We personalize your trauma rehab so you can find your individual path to recovery.
Common belief holds that trauma is a consequence of extreme circumstances like military combat, natural disaster, or physical violence. But the truth is, it can come in many different forms. These include:
- Acute trauma: Due to an overwhelmingly distressing event
- Chronic trauma: Resulting from a series of incidents over a longer period of time
- Developmental trauma: Takes place over the course of early childhood
We now know that trauma doesn’t depend on what happened, but how you respond to it. In fact, your body and brain don’t know the difference between “big” and “small” trauma.
Unfortunately, the world isn’t a trauma-sensitive place. At The Sanctuary, we teach people who are struggling with trauma how to deal with triggers, instead of rearranging their lives to avoid them. Through the intensive healing we offer, you’ll learn how to increase your emotional tolerance so you don’t get overwhelmed as easily. And, you’ll gain competency in dealing with your emotions, so you’re able to more easily regain balance when situations do arise.