Trauma and PTSD
Have you experienced a traumatic event such as a physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, catastrophic situation, active military service (PTSD) or lost a loved one unexpectedly? These occurrences affect our emotions, feelings and behaviors in a negative way and can easily be re-triggered by every day events and sensations. These reactions are often unpredictable, and can interfere significantly with a person’s quality of life. You do not have to allow these things to rob you of your happiness any longer. Dr. Joseph Kirkpatrick has successfully helped scores of people resolve trauma issues and restore their lives to balance and harmony.
Experiencing a traumatic event leaves a lasting impression in our mind, and the deeper part of our mind continues to respond as if the event is still occurring even though it is in the past. These responses often manifest themselves in the form of anxiety, depression, self-destructive behavior, panic attacks, rage and addictions. Unfortunately many people do not seek help for their trauma because they think that they will have to relive the traumatic experience as a part of the process.
Dr. Kirkpatrick uses Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) as the primary modality for treating his trauma clients because it can resolve negative emotions and destructive behaviors without having to relive the pain of the actual event. In short, RRT resolves trauma without re-traumatizing the client. Dramatic improvements in thought and behavior patterns often occur quickly. This method accesses the subconscious mind in a way that allows the memories and emotions of the traumatic event to be separated. Problematic symptoms resulting from trauma are frequently eliminated using this therapy. It works on traumas big and small, and often does so in extremely short periods of time.
Are Trauma and Addiction Connected?
Millions of Americans suffer from addiction and substance dependence. Addiction continues to be heavily stigmatized and often criminalized despite current research showing that it is often influenced by numerous mental and psychological problems, including trauma. For this reason, addiction treatment has advanced significantly over the past 20 years to treat the underlying causes such as trauma, anxiety, depression and many other disorders.