A trauma is not an experience. It is an emotional response to an experience. A trauma is something that happens to you and 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 emotional 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 600,000 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. Less than 10% of psychiatrist do psychotherapy. The following professionals do psychotherapy: psychologist, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, LGPC, LCSW-C, and LCPC.
Many without insurance or other financial resources will take prescription drugs from their medical doctors , or get illegal drugs, or alcohol to cope with their debilitating emotions. Hopefully this blog will help you heal rather than cope with these emotional states.
I believe old “talk therapies ” like psychoanalysis, CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy), 12 Step Programs, and so called “flooding therapies ” (PE Prolong Exposure Therapy) are a waste of time/money in dealing with PTSD and are many times harmful to the client having to relive their traumas repeatedly.
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 seven (7) effective treatment procedures for these traumatic emotional states. 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 seven (7) 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, checkout these links for a qualified EMDR or BrainSpotting therapist in your area. Some therapists will charge on a sliding scale based on your income :
Before participating in any of the blog’s recommendations, I recommend that you consult with a physician or other Medical and Mental Health Provider.
If you choose to ignore the above advice and decide to use this material for your own or another’s recovery from prior trauma – for instance you are a trained facilitator or therapist – you are accepting full responsibility for your own actions and through this you absolve the author of any liability for any repercussions from your actions.