Santa Rosa PTSD Treatment

Fast and Effective Elimination of Severe Trauma Symptoms

Santa Rosa PTSD Treatment - for all levels of trauma.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, was first widely recognized in War Veterans in the 1800's. In fact, while many of of the worst cases of PTSD are a result of experiencing life-threatening situations during war, the same symptoms are often experienced by victims of violence, survivors of serious accidents or natural disasters, those who have witnessed deaths or violent acts towards others, and survivors of child abuse, torture or rape.

Watch this video of War Veterans being successfully treated with EFT:



Symptoms of PTSD

  • Startle easily
  • Feel emotionally numb (especially in relation to people with whom you used to be close)
  • Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Trouble feeling affectionate
  • Irritability
  • Aggressive impulses/Agitated mood
  • Some people may become violent when triggered
  • Avoidance of situations that remind you of the original incident
  • Symptoms worsened on anniversary of the original incident
  • Repeatedly relive the trauma in your thoughts during the day (flashbacks)
  • Insomnia or nightmares at night
  • Other possible symptoms and related issues may include depression, alcohol or drug abuse or other addictions, personality changes, hopelessness, paranoia, restlessness, fear, inability to focus, dissociation, and severe anxiety.


What are Flashbacks?

Flashbacks may consist of images, sounds, smells, or feelings, and are often triggered by ordinary occurrences, such as a door slamming, the tone of a person's voice, or a car backfiring on the street. Anything related to the original trauma may be a trigger, and these triggers may not always be in your conscious awareness. A person having an intense flashback may lose touch with reality and believe that the traumatic incident is happening all over again. This can be terrifying and debilitating. Often those suffering from PTSD will avoid triggering situations, such as crowded places, or driving, and may end up becoming very isolated and limited as a result. Those with PTSD are also more likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs as a way to try to cope with the intense anxiety and overwhelming fear that they experience. Substance use is only a short term relief, and will actually worsen the symptoms of PTSD and anxiety. Some drugs may actually increase emotional instability and cause further distortions of reality, making treatment more difficult. 

When do Symptoms First Appear?

Full blown symptoms of PTSD often don't show up until several months after the original traumatic experience. For some people it may not occur until years after the event. Symptoms that last for more than one month meet the official criteria for PTSD. Chronic PTSD sufferers often become depressed due to the stress, fear and isolation that they experience day after day.


Treatment

Santa Rosa PTSD Treatment offers effective therapies for all levels of trauma. Even severe and chronic PTSD symptoms can be often be greatly alleviated with treatment. I primary use EFT - a simple and easy to learn method of self-applied tapping on acupressure points on your own upper body while focusing on the PTSD symptom (thought, feeling or memory).

Meditation and Guided Relaxation are other very effective tools that can soothe the nervous system, reduce the triggering effect of memories and environmental cues, and aid in developing a state of calm, focused awareness.

I also may at times use EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is also recognized as an effective approach for relieving PTSD symptoms. Since I began using EFT however, I've found EFT to be more versatile as well as gentler than EMDR (my experience only).


"By using different set-up phrases I have had more success in obtaining a more focused and relaxed mental state through EFT than any other relaxation method I’ve tried. I was a able to have long-term relief from a fierce, daily hatred of someone, after only one session of tapping with Ben... I feel a great peace inside after only a few brief rounds of tapping.

I’ve read Ben’s book and listened to the audio book. I especially like the chapter about re-writing your childhood, and I have tapped away many old negative experiences and drawn a positive outcome and mental picture, where before there was only fear, sorrow and regret.

I’m looking forward to more sessions with Ben, and I would recommend Ben’s EFT methods to anyone seeking to squash old fears, regrets or negative past experiences regardless of how intense the experience."

-Allen Danley, Owner, Sure Thing Carpet Care


Santa Rosa PTSD Treatment offers a free 30 minute introductory consultation. Please complete the form below for more information, or call Benjamin Schwarcz, MFT:

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Here's another good resource website for learning about holistic and alternative treatment of PTSD:

www.healingcombattrauma.com


Santa Rosa PTSD Treatment advises that all medical and other treating health providers coordinate their care in order to provide you with the best outcome. This site is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The use of this site does not constitute a therapist-patient relationship.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and other Meridian Tapping techniques are still considered "experimental" methods which require further research, however there are more than 60 peer reviewed published studies as of 2015 demonstrating extremely positive outcomes for a variety of issues, especially for trauma. For more information on current research of EFT, please visit the research page at the Association for Energy Psychology:

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