Awakenings Treatment is the place for you if you're looking for PTSD treatment centers in California. We use natural remedies to treat the symptoms of PTSD, such as essential oils, herbs and supplements, food as medicine, mediation, and other natural treatment protocols to connect the mind, body, and soul.
Treating PTSD Naturally
Taking a natural approach to PTSD is nothing new. PTSD (although it has had different names throughout history) is as old as mankind. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about the side effects of toxic medication to treat PTSD. After all, it's a bit of a contradiction to take something that's toxic to heal yourself. There are times when medicine has been prescribed, and in such cases, you should never discontinue your prescription without your doctor's approval. There are other times when the symptoms of PTSD are so powerful in a patient that medication may be a viable treatment option. But for most people, PTSD can be treated naturally.
Not everyone who thinks they have PTSD has PTSD. We all react to things differently, and it is natural for all of us to react to severe emotional turmoil in some ways that are reflective of PTSD symptoms. However, when symptoms last more than three months, these symptoms can begin to build disease and dysfunction in the body, which is why it's so important to use natural techniques that can improve your mood and ease the symptoms of PTSD. Here's what to look out for:
Symptoms lasting longer than three months
Reliving the event; Nightmares, flashbacks, triggers
Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
Negative changes in beliefs and feelings
Hyper-arousal; Trouble sleeping or concentrating; easily started
Risk Factors for PTSD
We assess each one of our clients to get a clear picture of what is going on in their lives when they come to our treatment center. There are many risk factors for PTSD that, when present, can significantly elevate the client's chance of developing PTSD. Being aware of these factors can help us to diagnose and treat the client accordingly. Risk factors include:
- Sexual/physical abuse
- Drug/alcohol abuse
- Surviving a natural disaster
- War veterans
- Car accident/fire/terrorist attack survivor
People often turn to drug and alcohol abuse to mask their pain, and that is why we see an increased risk of PTSD with such individuals. Of course, not everybody who uses drugs and alcohol is suffering or going to suffer from PTSD, but drug and alcohol abuse in addition to one or more of these other risk factors significantly increase the chance. Sadly, drugs and alcohol only exacerbate the condition.
Who We Are
We are professionals who have helped a lot of other people with PTSD to live better lives, and we can help you too! It is so important that you get therapy. Our treatment facility is designed to be a beginning of a new and more fulfilling life for our clients. Here's what you can expect from our PTSD treatment facility:
85% of people report improvements in symptoms.
Through holistic therapy, we train our patients to better access their emotions that have been cut off.
You can regain a feeling of having control over your life.
Learn how not to try to hide your symptoms but to deal with them more effectively.
Learn highly-effective coping strategies for dealing with difficult emotions.
If you're looking for PTSD treatment centers, look no further! Contact Awakenings Treatment and begin the road to recovery today.Ptsd Treatment Centers
Awakenings Treatment is a state-of-the-art trauma treatment center, helping individuals who suffer from trauma make a lifelong recovery. The most common disorders developed as a result of traumatic experiences (isolated and recurring traumatic experiences) are post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). At Awakenings Treatment, we provide comprehensive trauma treatment services. Let's now take a look at some of the primary causes of trauma and trauma-based disorders.
Child abuse is one of the most common forms of trauma-based symptoms. Whether the abuse was physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, or any combination of these, the damage inflicted on a young person can last a lifetime. As abused children become adults, they are often unable to deal in a healthy way with the traumatic events which have scarred them. These negative experiences have adverse consequences on their self-esteem, their relationships, and their perspective on the world. Sadly, such people often turn to drugs or engage in high-risk behavior, which only compounds their problems.
Victims of Violent Crime
Trauma derived from violent crime happens more frequently than you may realize. For example, 1 in 4 Americans have been a victim of crime at some point. 2 out of 3 victims never receive the help they need, and 8 out of 10 victims of crime face extreme difficulties when trying to recover from crime, including emotional trauma. Being a victim of a violent crime is a life-changing experience. The crime doesn't just affect the victims; it affects their mother, their father, their children, and anyone who is close to them. It also can cause the victim to be violent themselves. As the old saying goes, "Hurt people hurt people." In order to avoid being victims again, crime victims often prefer to use violence offensively to prevent any would-be violent crime against them in the future. The cycle just perpetuates itself.
PTSD is the most common disorder experienced by military personnel. Since one of the main triggers of this disorder is witnessing life-threatening events, such as combat, terrorist attacks, personal assault or abuse, or the death of a loved one - it's no wonder why so many military people suffer from PTSD!
Approximately 30% of men and women who have spent time in a war zone experience PTSD. It's not uncommon for people with PTSD to develop other mental health problems, such as depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, and other anxiety disorders, either during deployment or once they come home. Don't face your problems alone if you are suffering. Awakenings treatment is a trauma treatment center that can help you!
Understanding the Effects of Trauma
PTSD is an anxiety disorder - an illness that people often develop after a traumatic event that makes people feel stressed out and fearful even after the danger has long passed. Left untreated, both PTSD and TBI can lead to suicide. Learning how to face your emotions and cope with them in a healthy way can make all the difference in the world. At Awakenings Treatment, we provide professional trauma-based recovery therapy in a relaxed setting that can help you live a better life. We are a trauma treatment center providing practical solutions to assist in your recovery.
Awakenings Treatment is one of the few rehabs in the region that utilizes neurofeedback treatment to help our patients recover. The physiological activity that is going on inside your body and nervous system is a process that is continually moving and responding. It responds to what happens in the outer world around you but also to your inner world of thought, perception, and emotion. Indicators like heart rate, inhalation, blood circulation, body temperature, and others, adjust themselves invariably based on the feedback they get from the body’s inbuilt sensors to find the optimal balance.
These vital rhythms define your very life - your health, wellness, and performance. But what if this activity is out of balance? Many modern health problems, such as tension headaches, stress, anxiety, hyperventilation, high blood pressure, forms of chronic pain, and even mental and attention performance issues (such as ADD/ADHD) stem from neurobiological dysfunctions as well as from behavior and lifestyle patterns.
Neurofeedback Treatment is a Non-Medication Treatment
Sadly, too many people rely on pills and medication to treat their problems. Of course, there are times when medication is needed, but it’s no secret that many doctors overprescribe. At Awakenings Treatment, we provide holistic treatment solutions for dual diagnosis patients suffering from addiction/alcoholism and one or more co-occurring disorders, such as the ones mentioned above.
Many clinicians, researchers, and health professionals are becoming increasingly interested in understanding the role of the human nervous system and behavior in health and performance. This is an exciting non-medication field where psychology and physiology meet.
What is Neurofeedback Treatment?
The term “neurofeedback” refers to technology we use that allows us to literally see what is going on inside of our patients’ bodies in real time. It’s like having a mirror that enables us to see the physiological signals of the mind-body system. This ability to see inside the body gives us the ability to learn and know how to gain control over our physiological state, our stress levels, attention, and performance.
When people ask, "What is neurofeedback, they typically want to know what it helps, how it's done, and how it is different from other options. To keep it simple, neurofeedback can be used to help anyone improve the way their brain functions. Because of this, neurofeedback has tremendous benefits for addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. The addicted brain is wired to depend on the substances the person uses to survive, and neurofeedback can change the destructive pathways in the brain by creating new, healthy ones.
At Awakenings Treatment, we use only the best neurofeedback treatment on the market today. Our talented clinicians will administer your neurofeedback sessions, and the results, when analyzed beside your personal assessment, gives us a clear understanding of how to create your treatment plan to give you maximum results and the best chance to recover from your disease(s). If you think that neurofeedback could be beneficial to your recovery, feel free to reach out at any time. Also, we're here to answer any questions you may have.
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