Lisa's Holistic Rehab

        Occupational Therapy and Neurofeedback Inc.

  Rehabilitate your Brain

treatment for PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety causing you to feel helpless. PTSD is often seen in those who survived an assault, in military soldiers in combat, and in first responders.  Any unpredictable and uncontrollable event (or series of events) that overwhelms you with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness can trigger PTSD.

 

Common symptoms include sensory difficulties, upsetting memories, flashbacks, nightmares, intense physical reactions (sweating, pounding heart, nausea), increased anxiety, emotional arousal, trouble sleeping, irritability or outbursts of anger, feeling jumpy and easily startled, and hyper vigilance.

Although PTSD is a mental illness it also presents as a brain injury showing difficulty concentrating, poor memory, and poor executive functioning (planning, organization, initiation).


Lisa's Holistic Rehab offers non-threatening and cutting edge treatment for PTSD  (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to help calm down an overextended nervous system using Neurofeedback, sensory and reflex integration therapy and other modalities. 


 


Childhood trauma

Between 1995 and 1997, there was a research study that was conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that examined Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  They looked at a long-term follow up for health outcomes. They concluded that there was an association with ACEs (aka childhood trauma) and health and social problems across the lifespan. These health problems include risk of stroke, diabetes, obesity, depression, cancer, and heart disease.


Take the quiz to find out your score (warning: it may bring up unpleasant feelings - make sure you have a plan to get proper support)



Links 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/practicing-effective-prevention/prevention-behavioral-health/adverse-childhood-experiences


https://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/








Here is a great video to understand the risks of ACEs.

Key messages:
If you grow up with trauma, your body can't learn to relax so it won't be able to repair itself properly.

This increases your risk for health problems later on in life.

You can do things to reverse this process by getting proper support, learning resiliency skills, and getting your body to relax (Neurofeedback can help with this).


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