- Published: Friday, 25 October 2013 12:06
Trauma is a human experience, which is believed to be more than a human mind can bear and this kind of psychological overwhelming can be caused by various acts of nature or man. The parasympathetic nervous system freezes the response during the extreme danger experience. Usually the normal psychological state is restored after the shock or extreme danger experience has passed but when the parasympathetic nervous system does not return to its normal state, human being becomes immobile. Trauma therapy does not mean to treat or help escaping from trauma; it actually help to provide psychological potential or ability to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic experience. Therapist usually tries to relive patients from the after effects of trauma.
Every one may not experience the persistent of post traumatic syndrome, as most of the cases the after effects of trauma disappear automatically after few weeks or months in certain positive circumstances. But in some cases few patients need careful treatments, as they cannot get out from the aftereffects. Depending on the intensity of traumatic experience, PTSD is classified into two stages- acute and chronic. Which kind of therapy should be applied is usually depends on some physical signs- rapid breathing, startled look, increased heart rate, quick body movements and vocal constriction. As, it is a state of psychology psychotherapist can provide the best treatment to recover but the psychotherapist must have handful experience of trauma treatment to serve the result. It is important to identify the post traumatic symptoms to start an ideal or respective therapy.
Dr. Peter Levine developed somatic experiencing, which actually catches body experiences in different levels and reprogram it to take the body out of the trauma state. Body working is another recognized trauma therapy, as body working helps to stimulate the healing process and make a safe discharge of trauma. In many cases psychotherapists try to investigate the background of patient in order to decide the proper healing process. In this case the patient should talk to the therapist before starting any therapy. The therapist provides a safe heaven, in which the patient can recollect beautiful memories and thus the patient quietly passes into a comfortable zone. Talk and touch therapy together, show the best result but must be from the experience therapist. An experienced therapist usually approaches to the therapy through three stages. He first tries to deal with the changing emotional responses, and then identifies how the altered responses affect the behavior; finally tries to reduce the negative emotional aspects by getting the response in acceptable level. Different therapists follow different models of therapy but one should be careful of choosing a therapist, as a wrong step can make the psychological state of post traumatic stress disorder more complex and ever lasting.