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  • Therapy for Trauma

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    Do you believe that you might be experiencing the effects of trauma? If so, Inward Healing Therapy can help. We offer a range of scientifically-validated techniques to help manage the impact of trauma on the brain and improve your quality of life.

    How Our Trauma Therapy Works

    Our therapy for trauma is specifically designed to help you heal from a traumatic event, such as a life-threatening situation or the passing of a loved one. Yet not all traumas need to be life-threatening. We prioritize healing to bring your brain back to a healthy state, regardless of your traumatic experience. 

    We deliver a unique therapy approach for trauma, focusing primarily on brainspotting. 

    Trauma-focused therapy at Inward Healing Therapy involves:

    1. We have a range of therapy specialties including CBT, and anxiety therapy. We will assess your situation to ensure we can provide you with the best approach, which may include brainspotting. 

    2. Brainspotting can help you identify, process, and release the source of emotional or physical pain traumas.

    What To Expect From Our Brainspotting Trauma Therapy 

    A lot of healing can occur during talk therapy, which can help you make sense of what you have experienced. Similarly, brainspotting can also be an effective solution to address your issues through identifying and healing the underlying trauma that is responsible for your anxiety and/or depression. 

    • Helping you process the trauma. After a traumatic experience, the brain can rewire itself in a way that makes it difficult to process the trauma. As a result, you can continue to carry your trauma with you, affecting your quality of life. Brainspotting works with eye positions, or brainspots, to identify where the problems are held in the brain, including depression, anxiety, etc. Henre, your brain can process from the inside out. 

    • Improving physical and mental regulation. Brainspotting provides the therapist access to your body and brain processes. The purpose is to bypass the conscious thinking of the neocortex and processes to access the deeper, emotional and body-based parts of the subcortex.

    • Identifying the original trauma. Brainspotting lets you dive deeper into your subconscious mind. Many traumas appear impossible to solve because they are locked away outside your rational brain. As a result, while you experience symptoms of your trauma, your body doesn’t allow you to get to the core of it. Brainspotting can help pinpoint where the trauma is kept. 

    • Reducing painful repetitive feelings or patterns. Brainspotting can be introduced to your treatment to enhance the benefits of your trauma therapy. Many patients use brainspotting to shift painful feelings and patterns in positive ways.

    Why Brainspotting Works

    Brainspotting was developed in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Research shows that brainspotting is highly effective to treat trauma-based situations. We also recommend it for individuals who struggle with creativity and performance enhancement. Indeed, brainspotting harnesses the body’s natural self-healing and self-scanning ability through the active nervous system. Therefore, when a brainspot is stimulated, the brain indicates that the source of a problem or a blockage has been identified. This can lead to resolving a traumatic issue, feeling calmer or more grounded, and also unlocking your natural resources and resilience. As such, brainspotting can be used as a mode of primary or complementary treatment for most people.

    What Type of Trauma Benefit from Brainspotting?

    Brainspotting works at a deep subconscious level. Therefore, the processing focuses entirely on the sensations in the body. Memories and tensions can be released through brainspotting. Brainspotting can effectively identify the changes in the body, whether you are aware of your memories and thoughts or not. Thus, brainspotting works to release the stored trauma. 

    Not every trauma looks the same. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from brainspotting therapy:

    • Difficulty overcoming a “simple” obstacle in your day-to-day life

    • You have anxiety issues 

    • You experience depression

    • Feeling agitated or irritable, even with people you love

    • Having a sense of numbness or disconnection from the people around you

    • Feeling overly tired or fatigued, even if you have slept well

    • Having trouble concentrating on your work

    • Isolating yourself from other people

    What Type Of Events Are Most Likely To Lead To Trauma?

    Trauma can arise in a variety of situations, including one-time events, multiple traumatic events, or because of ongoing circumstances. It can result from any event that causes emotional or psychological harm.

    Common causes of trauma include redundancy (or being fired from a job), sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, homelessness, bullying, racism, terrorism, war, divorces, being the victim of a crime, being imprisoned, or experiencing a life-threatening event. Other common causes include neglect, natural disaster, injury and accidents. However, this list is not exhaustive. You may be experiencing trauma even if you haven’t experienced a common cause.

    Get Started With Trauma Therapy At Inward Healing Therapy

    If you’d like to get help for your trauma, get in touch with our team today. You can share your story with us and get clinically-proven treatment to reduce trauma symptoms and begin the healing process.

    Many people recover from traumatic experiences every year. You don’t need to remain in the pain that you find yourself in now. Instead, you can take action, work with empathetic professionals, and get on the road to recovery.

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Arrange a free consultation with Inward Healing Therapy in Santa Clara, CA, today.