In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.
The practitioner’s job is to tease apart the clinical picture to identify likely contributors to focus on in treatment.
They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.
Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.
Topics: co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, complications, mental illness, personality disorders, rational emotive therapy, Recovery Tools, therapeutic modalities, tools for recovery, trauma
We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.