Residential Program for Trauma

Trauma is a profound emotional response to a distressing, often devastating event that overpowers one’s ability to cope, resulting in feelings of helplessness and spawning chronic issues such as anxiety and acute stress responses. Statistics from the World Health Organization reveal that at least one-third of the global population has encountered trauma in some form.



Impact of Trauma on Women

Childhood exposure to recurring traumatic events can leave a profound imprint on the brain, often escalating health-risk behaviors in adulthood, including substance use and eating disorders. As adults, trauma survivors might grapple with relationship-building and maintaining consistent employment. The core elements of traumatic experiences often involve loss, power abuse, betrayal, helplessness, confusion, or pain.

As trauma paves the way for substance use disorders, it’s crucial to seek professional help before symptoms exacerbate. The good news is, recovery is achievable with the right treatment. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety condition, can manifest if signs of trauma persist beyond a month and impede normal functioning.

Understanding PTSD

PTSD may ensue after exposure to psychologically traumatic events. About 30% of trauma survivors will ultimately be diagnosed with PTSD, with women exhibiting higher rates than men. Various factors can enhance an individual’s PTSD risk, including lack of support, feelings of hopelessness, and inadequate coping mechanisms, leading to unresolved, ongoing trauma. This condition is further complicated by vulnerabilities from previous traumas or additional stressors.

Identifying Traumatic Events

Traumatic events are deeply disturbing incidents that disrupt daily life, posing significant threats to one’s well-being or life. They may be singular, one-time occurrences, or recurrent stressors extending over lengthy periods. Such events have a higher likelihood of causing trauma under the following circumstances:

Examples of traumatic events encompass a broad spectrum, including exposure to violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, neglect, severe illness, car accidents, verbal, physical, or emotional abuse, natural disasters, and witnessing traumatic events.

Top Residential Trauma Treatment

At Canyon Crossing, we employ diverse treatment modalities to initiate the healing process for deep-rooted traumas. Our clinical staff members are experts in several trauma specific psychotherapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

For some clients, experientially-oriented therapeutic techniques outside of traditional therapy models can be particularly effective in treating the non verbal aspect of trauma. These approaches include somatic experience, role play, psychodrama, experiential treatment, ecotherapy, family sculpting, mindfulness training, and equine therapy.

Women-Only Safe Residences

Canyon Crossing is exclusively dedicated to women’s healing. We recognize the need for safe spaces and holistic recovery, fostering a nurturing environment where women can resolve core issues and regain their lives with confidence, integrity, and grace. If you or a loved one would benefit from our residential programs contact us at 800-651-7254.

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