Trauma

Brainspotting is a cutting edge modality for trauma that directly addresses the stored memories and the feelings of being “activated”. Activation is the term used in brainspotting to address the physiological response to thinking about past incidents and negative messages. Please watch the video below for more information.

 

Understanding Trauma

 

Trauma is not only a difficult thing to experience but also a difficult thing to understand. In understanding trauma, it is important to understand the two types of trauma: Type I and Type II.

Type I is what most of us think of when we think of trauma: a car accident, rape, war, watching someone die, witnessed or experienced domestic violence, molest, or any other single incident of a horrific event. Often when you hear someone has experienced one of these things, the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often comes to mind. As this diagnosis can be true for many who experience such traumatizing moments in there life, a far more heavily diagnosable reason actually stems from Type II trauma. However, Type II is significantly more ignored than Type I, due to the nature of invalidation one brings upon themselves. This often sounds something like, “everyone has problems or other people have it far worse”.

 

Type II trauma is considered Complex Trauma. Complex Trauma typically involves a fundamental betrayal of trust in a primary relationship and/or the negative messages you receive from childhood. These types of traumas become our core beliefs. For example; a very common Type II Trauma is the over arching message, or core belief, that we are not good enough. Believing that we are not good enough affects the way we relationship, the way we treat people, and the way we treat our bodies (too much food, not enough food, promiscuity, etc.). We lash out or seek validation through an attempt at being perfect and begin developing co-dependent behaviors in order to develop some control. Complex trauma is just that, a complex system of beliefs, that due to our environment influences and affects the way we feel about ourselves. When we begin viewing the world as though we are not good enough or that something is wrong with us, we begin behaving in order to decrease that overwhelming feeling. We begin making detrimental choices to our overall social, emotional, and physical health.

Rethink Industries offers innovative treatment modalities that provide the opportunity to learn about the root of your specific traumas, helps to create insight and understanding into the negative messages and cognitions, in order to heal and create new neuro-pathways in your brain. Creating new pathways allows an aid in the development of increased happiness and a decrease in triggers and negative feelings.