What Are the Common Signs Associated With PTSD Caused by Trauma?
The symptoms and severity of PTSD look different for each person, but often include:
- Recurring memories
- Social isolation and withdrawal
- Lack of emotion or numbness
- Feeling of hopelessness
- Memory loss
- Concentration loss
- Heightened alert
- Muscle tension
- Overwhelming guilt or shame
You’re considered to have post-traumatic stress disorder if one or more of these symptoms last over a month following a traumatic event. In long-term PTSD, these symptoms will show up regularly for over a month, or become more severe.
When Standard Treatment Won’t Work: How to Move Forward With Alternative Holistic Treatment
Conventional PTSD treatment places emphasis on symptom management – but we go beyond that. Rather than mitigating behaviors that keep you feeling stuck, we get underneath it all. The root of trauma lives in this deeper place. When we confront our trauma in that space, we can release it from our being and create a life truly free from it.
Here’s an idea of what the healing process at The Sanctuary looks like:
We begin by calming down your nervous system. Our serene Sedona landscapes, comfortable living spaces, talk therapies, daily mindfulness practice, organic superfoods program, and more help with the calming process. Once you’re brought out of a heightened state and are fully relaxed, we can start to get to work.
Our program guides you through four distinct, powerful stages of healing:
- Identify disempowering beliefs and trauma that you’re holding onto, plus the coping strategies you’ve used to feel better.
- Shed light on parts of yourself that have been hidden from your view.
- Recover positive parts of yourself that you’ve lost along the way, and empower yourself to envision a new future.
- Implement what you’ve learned with us to create powerful changes and live out your life’s purpose.
We take you from one stage of the healing journey to the next at a pace you’re comfortable with. We want to make sure that you’re absorbing important information without feeling overwhelmed.
Why Non-12 Step Holistic Treatment for Trauma-Related PTSD Really Works
At The Sanctuary, we see your inner strength and help you see it, too. This makes us fundamentally different from conventional trauma-related PTSD treatment programs which are based more on symptom management. We believe in your ability to fully heal from PTSD. When you shed limiting beliefs, the room for new possibilities is endless.
Furthermore, you’re empowered to embark on your healing journey. We notice a fundamental, positive shift in our clients’ recovery as we see them take back their power. When you believe you can, the rest tends to follow.
Your ability to fully heal is backed by the science of neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. These point to your brain’s capacity to create new neural pathways throughout your lifetime. Post-traumatic stress disorder initially alters your hormone levels and neural pathways. But you can change how your brain functions and correct previous disruptions to your neural system.