Every human being can experience satisfaction and fulfillment. However, trudging around with baggage full of childhood trauma makes this difficult for most people. These traumas may be severe enough to influence our daily lives markedly.
In this piece, we discuss effective treatments for childhood trauma.
Meditation (particularly with psychotherapy)
To reverse the damaging effects of trauma from childhood, you need to exist in your body. Exist now. Meditation is a surprising and completely free way of resolving traumas from childhood. It is known to increase alpha waves in the brain which are linked with focus, happiness, and calm.
To aid you to achieve the presence of mind and body, go to a quiet place, one without excessive stimuli. A lot of people who have gone on meditation retreats find them to be difficult yet deeply healing. To maximize the benefits of this practice, use it with talk therapy. Therapists offer some level of objectivity that can help you access your inner world.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is a type of therapy that enables you to identify the triggers of traumatic loops within your brain activity. It also teaches you to reshape your brain and finally resolve the issues that resulted in the trigger. During sessions, patients watch the light shift from side to side at selected velocities with the guidance of a therapist.
This eye movement sends your brain into a state where traumatic events can be addressed more easily. Though it is not yet clear how EMDR leads to these effects, various studies have found that it is a good treatment for childhood trauma.
This is one of the most effective ways to discover the inner workings of your mind. After only 5 days of intense neurofeedback treatment, brains resemble those of a lifelong Zen monk. In the process, electrodes are placed on your head to display brain activity as it happens. With the information gathered, you are enabled to train your brain to produce more alpha waves.
It involves addressing the trauma, experiencing depths of associated pain, forgiving the source with assistance from a qualified therapist. This process rewires the brain.
Psychedelic plants have been used for millennia by different cultures to produce insightful discoveries within themselves and heal. Psilocybin cubensis is a hallucinogenic mushroom and one of the most popular examples of psychedelics. They can alter the way with which you perceive the world in a long-lasting manner.
Psychedelics have been found to improve people’s scores in the “openness to experience” which is correlated with increased creativity. In clinical studies, it was found that LSD plus psychotherapy in a session or two can solve treatment-resistant depression.
Though illegal in the US and a lot of other countries, you can go to Amsterdam or South America to take advantage of its benefits.
Trauma Resiliency Method (TRM)
TRM is a somatic therapy, meaning it is body-focused. Its objective is to reshape distorted neural systems affected by trauma. Clients are trained to pay attention to and follow their neural responses whenever they are anxious, stressed, or depressed. This helps them pick up skills that can help soothe their bodies and mind whenever they feel triggered.
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