Some events in life just change us. They would change just about anyone. Our culture dictates a policy of picking ourselves up and moving on. Sometimes we can, and sometimes, because of the ways our brains respond to such events, our brain chemistry has been changed by these experiences and we find ourselves being triggered into feeling or acting in ways that feel out of our control. Perhaps all of the sudden we feel:
Afraid, anxious or panicked
Angry or rageful
Or we feel like we are back there again feeling the feelings, hearing the sounds, smelling the smells that were present at the time of the original trauma.
All of this can make us feel out of control, defective or crazy. Sometimes without our knowledge these feelings, the avoidance of these feelings, the intrusion of these feelings seeps into our homes, our relationships, work, school.
There is help and healing to be had.
At the Chicago Trauma Center we offer some of the state of the art treatments for trauma and its effects including:
A thorough assessment process
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
Yoga Therapy (Individual and group)
Body Centered Therapies
For more information on these treatment methods, please see our resource page.
The Juniper Center offers other programs that can be helpful in treating the effects of trauma:
Addictions Recovery (alcohol, drugs, pills, sex, pornography, gambling, gaming, internet)
For more information on these services please see our site index or call 847-759-9110, ext.6