PTSD is insidious. Depending on the exact symptoms you have, you might not be able to tie the symptoms back to the trauma itself. Some people never make the connection, and they suffer for years as a result. But if you think you may have PTSD, take the first step toward wellness—searching for mental health treatment programs.
If you have developed PTSD symptoms after a traumatic event, you don’t have to fight them alone. Honey Lake Clinic’s PTSD treatment program in Florida can help people like you open the door to a better future. Call 888.428.0562 to speak to an admissions counselor today.
What Is PTSD? How Does It Develop?
Every person goes through traumatic events. However, not every person develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After dealing with a trauma, most people suffer from anxiety, sadness, and fear. Those symptoms usually fade with time.
In someone who develops PTSD, those symptoms linger for months or years. Sometimes, they even get worse. This disorder can look different from person to person, but there are some common symptoms:
- Intense distress if something reminds you of the event
- Flashbacks are so vivid it feels like the event is happening again
- Feeling irritable, tense, or on guard
- Nausea, shaking, sweating, or other physical symptoms
If you have PTSD, these symptoms are so severe they have a serious impact on your daily life. Because the disorder rarely goes away without treatment, a good PTSD treatment program is essential.
What Kinds of Therapies Can You Find in a PTSD Treatment Center?
The right kind of therapy makes a world of difference when it comes to PTSD treatment. There are the three main trauma therapies we offer our patients.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
In EMDR, you talk about the traumatic event with a therapist. As you talk, a device stimulates both sides of your brain. Researchers aren’t exactly sure how EMDR works, but over time, it alters the way memories are stored, making them both less emotional and less vivid.
Rapid Resolution Therapy
With RRT, you work with a therapist to “reorganize” your brain to lessen the impact of trauma. It’s a newer method that sometimes involves storytelling and even hypnosis.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
CPT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. With this method, you learn how to challenge your own untrue or unhelpful perceptions of the event. When you reframe the way you see a past trauma, the trauma then has less of a negative impact on your life.
A Christian PTSD Treatment Center Can Help You See the Light Again
PTSD treatment centers are relatively commonplace. You can’t say the same about Christian PTSD treatment centers. At Honey Lake, we’re proud to offer a robust spiritual program alongside trauma-focused therapies.
A strong Christian faith can help anchor you in even the most difficult of times, so our spiritual program includes many different meaningful activities:
- Evening Bible study
- Individual pastoral care appointments
- Daily morning meditation
- Encounter sessions and speakers
- Sunday morning services with Biblical preaching and powerful worship
- Dynamic Weekend
Of course, outside of structured activities, you’ll be able to learn from and grow with fellow Christians, many of whom have faced struggles similar to yours. That community can be a valuable resource during your time with us and beyond.
Reclaim Your Story at Honey Lake Clinic
PTSD can make you feel devastatingly alone. So when you come together with fellow Christians to heal amid the Lord’s creation, your world becomes just a little brighter.
The process of finding the right PTSD treatment program in Florida can be daunting, but all you need to do to set things in motion is make one phone call. Call 888.428.0562 and talk to one of Honey Lake Clinic’s admissions counselors today.