What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

The 11th Hour Specializes in Healing Trauma and Achieving Lifelong Recovery

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Project Description

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic stress is the psychological reaction to a severely stressful or physically threatening event that often causes anxiety, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance, depression, suicidal ideations, and other mental health concerns over an extended period of time. People who experience PTSD may continue to feel afraid or anxious long after the danger is no longer present. Trauma/PTSD is defined as any deeply disturbing event like natural disasters, accidents or rape.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Causes

Exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence in one or more of the following ways:

  • Directly experiencing the traumatic event. 

  • Witnessing, in person, the event(s) as it occurred to others.

  • Learning that the traumatic event(s) occurred to a close family member or close friend.  In cases of actual or threatened death of a family member or friend, the event(s) must have been violent or accidental.

  • Experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of the traumatic event(s) (e.g., first responders collecting human remains; police officers repeatedly exposed to details of child abuse)

(http://www.policesuicidestudy.com/id40.html)

Treatment of PTSD

Psychotherapy is the most commonly used approach in treating trauma/PTSD. Psychotherapy can assist clients who suffer from trauma with understanding their feelings and experiences, creating plans to stay safe, developing positive coping skills, and finding other support and resources. 11th Hour PTSD Trauma Retreat can help clients recover from trauma long after the event took place. Trauma that has not been dealt with is one of the leading reasons people seek counseling or therapy.

The most common therapies that have proven effective in trauma treatment are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The goal of 11th Hour PTSD Trauma Retreat’s therapy is to provide a solid foundation and jump start to healing.

What are some examples of PTSD?

DSM5 defines a traumatic event as exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Examples include:

  • Being involved in, or witnessing, a car accident

  • Undergoing major surgery

  • Experiencing or witnessing natural disasters

  • Experiencing or witnessing violent crimes and community violence

  • Experiencing Chronic physical or sexual abuse

  • Experiencing Repetitive on-the-job trauma

  • Having Exposure and/or witnessing crisis situations

What are some symptoms of PTSD?

  • Avoiding specific places, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as a reminders of the event

  • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt

  • Intrusive repetitive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks

  • Anger, irritability, or hypervigilance

  • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable

  • Difficulty remembering details of a distressing event

  • A change in habits or behaviors since the trauma

What are some symptoms of PTSD?

  • Avoiding specific places, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as a reminders of the event

  • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt

  • Intrusive repetitive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks

  • Anger, irritability, or hypervigilance

  • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable

  • Difficulty remembering details of a distressing event

  • A change in habits or behaviors since the trauma

TESTIMONIALS

There is nothing quite as powerful as words of praise from a patient or colleague. Here what some of them have to say!

Rachel Starr has a mastery of in-depth emotional therapeutic work. She brings to her clients her experience, skill, compassion, intuition, and commitment. I refer my clients to Rachel for EMDR when they need to process trauma on the emotional and body levels. I trust her to lead them through their journey of healing with expertise and professionalism.

ANNA BETH CARSON, Inner Child Healing Coach

Rachael is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and empathetic therapists I have known in 30 years of going to therapy. I often say i could have shaved 15-20 of those years of money, time and hunting for therapist had I met Rachael sooner. Trauma is not something all therapist are equipt to deal with effectively. Rachael has not only helped me address the root causes of by trauma but also begin to heal from it. Rachael is the best and last therapist I will ever need.

LINDA, Childhood Trauma & PTSD

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