Trauma is a common term used to describe experiences that are highly stressful. In this article we will answer questions we get regarding the difference between developmental trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We will also explore what it looks like to heal from trauma through the phases of trauma recovery.
Trauma is our response to an experience that is so distressing and frightening that we become overwhelmed and unable to cope effectively.
Common symptoms of trauma include:
How do you know what type of trauma you are dealing with?
Developmental trauma is often used interchangeably with Complex PTSD however trauma experts are working to clarify it as distinct in many important ways.
This is where Brainspotting Therapy has a significant advantage over other therapies given it doesn’t require specific memories, analyzing issues, verbal processing or reference to a specific time frame. It helps access, process and resolve deep seated issues that exist inside and outside of our conscious awareness. Brainspotting’s ability to access where trauma is stored in the brain combined with its sophisticated, intuitive, mindful and attachment based approach makes it highly effective at treating both developmental trauma and PTSD.
There are three main phases of trauma recovery that provide a roadmap for healing and improving mental health. Here is how Brainspotting helps heal through each phase.
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