A trauma is something that happens to you, that makes up so upset that it overwhelms you. What is a trauma to you, might not be a trauma to others. It all depends on our past experiences.
Over the past thirty years great strides have been made on the effective treatments of PTSD, phobias, and other intense emotional states without medications. Finding a therapist that can help people with one of these effective treatments below is another story.
There are hundreds of different therapies practiced in the US and over 850,000 therapists practicing. Psychotherapy is not a science – it is an art. This makes people seeking help “roll the dice” to find effective help. Most seeking therapy do not know the differences between helping professionals (psychiatrist, psychologist, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, LGPC, LCSW-C, LCPC, etc). Most without insurance or other financial resources will take prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or alcohol to cope with their debilitating emotions.
If you want more information on the current condition of psychotherapy: http://realpeoplepress.com/blog/making-quick-work-of-lasting-change
Yes, there are some psychological conditions where drugs are required to maintain a stable emotional state for the client, so they can be receptive to these and other effective treatments.
I believe old “talk therapies ” like psychoanalysis, 12 Step Programs, and so called “flooding therapies ” are a waste of time/money in dealing with PTSD and are many times harmful to the client having to relive their traumas.
I made this blog to help both those without the financial resources for therapy and for therapists looking for improved ways to treat their clients. I have listed below five (5) effective treatment procedures for these traumatic emotions. They are not in order of my preference and if you do a procedure that doesn’t work for you, experience the others.
It would be very unusual for all five (5) to be ineffective. If the very unusual happens, contact me at: clint77090(at)gmail.com.
1. EMDR Self Administered
2. *Dynamic Spin Procedure
3. *The In Technique
If you believe you were traumatized as a kid or you have PTSD and want to work with a therapist, I recommend you checkout this link for a qualified EMDR therapist in your area::