You’re walking down the street, and you hear are car door slam. Suddenly, you’re in a warzone running from an explosion. A man shouts at his wife in the apartment next to you, and you have an intense flashback to your assault three years ago. You wake up screaming from nightmares that feel too real. No matter how many triggers you try to avoid, eventually something catches up to you, and you’re thrown right back to the terrifying moment that scarred you so deeply.
Don’t feel hopeless or alone. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects at least 7.7 million American adults. Women tend to be at a higher risk, but anyone can experience PTSD. It’s your body’s response to a truly frightening, physical ordeal in which harm or the threat of harm was very real. Your body can trick itself and feel stuck in survival or ‘fight or flight’ mode, your body on the alert and pumping adrenaline through your system. War, muggings, kidnapping, torture, bombings, accidents, natural disasters, rape, and captivity can all lead to PTSD. Those affected can be the victims themselves, the loved ones of a victim, or even witnesses to a grueling event. PTSD lasts longer than a few weeks, becoming an ongoing problem that affects your daily functioning and starts to take over your life.
Let the experts at True Life Center for Wellbeing treat your condition. We are trained to help you identify the causes of your PTSD and find ways to cope and manage in your daily life. By working with our compassionate practitioners, you can reclaim your routine and take ownership of your life. We will teach you the value of authentic living and guide you to your truest self using a customized program of psychotherapy, medication, and holistic practices. At True Life, we treat the mind and the body, because we know how deeply interconnected they are. If you’re ready to start sleeping soundly and overcoming the fear that’s ruling your existence, call us today.
True Life Center for Wellbeing
Located in the gorgeous Pacific coast village of La Jolla, California, True Life Center for Wellbeing is serving clients nationwide who are facing a variety of mental health issues. Come to our sanctuary and safe haven by breaking blue waves and golden sunsets, and you will find a quiet respite from the tyranny of your remembered trauma. True Life is an integrative mental health wellness and destination treatment center, and we are here to serve your needs. Our staff of dedicated, patient, compassionate healers believes in utilizing both the latest in cutting-edge medical research and centuries-old holistic practices, providing wholesale treatment that will equip you with the strategies and knowledge you need to get back to your normal, pre-trauma routine as well as you can.
At our picturesque oceanic center, you will find the following committed caregivers:
Executive Medical Director
Three full-time psychiatrists
Join us in La Jolla by the shores of the majestic Pacific Ocean to begin your course of treatment. Our staff will work together as a team to determine the ideal treatment plan for you. Individual psychotherapy, group therapy, education classes, and mindfulness meditation all serve to provide the support, encouragement, and guidance you need to start freeing yourself from night terrors and waking visions of violence and fear. Call us today to start your journey.
Signs, Symptoms, and Impact of PTSD
It may have happened months ago, but the horror of your trauma lives on in you every day. Triggers of the event seem to pop up in the least expected of places, and soon you start hiding from the world for fear of being provoked to return to those difficult, painful memories. You don’t have control over the flood of images and feelings in your mind, and your life is starting to feel the effects of this traumatic disorder.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
Intense flashbacks to the initial trauma, including physical symptoms of the trauma
Active avoidance of places/events/objects that remind you of the trauma
Guilt, depression, or worry
Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities
Hopelessness about the future
Trouble remembering trauma
Always on edge
In children and teenagers, PTSD can manifest in different ways. They may return to bedwetting even after that has not occurred for a significant amount of time, experience impairment in their speech, act out the trauma, or behave with unusual clinginess toward a parental figure.
Is it time to get help?
If you or someone you know are displaying these signs of PTSD, call us immediately to get your personally designed treatment plan started. PTSD can have a profoundly negative impact on your life, leading you to hide away from the people, activities, and places you once loved. You may start to feel intense depression or anxiety as a result, and these symptoms can worsen in time. You may even frighten your loved ones with your intense emotional outbursts. Before your condition grows any more serious, seek the help you need. Come to La Jolla to find solace from your frightening thoughts and memories.
Resilience factors reducing risk of PTSD:
Support from others
Positive feelings about self in situation
Acting/responding effectively in spite of fear
Effective PTSD Treatment
Don’t feel lost or alone in your struggle with PTSD. Numerous Americans face it every day, and you don’t have to face it by yourself. Our team at True Life is trained and committed, and we will help you find a way to cope with your PTSD now and in the future.
Effective treatment and recovery for PTSD can involve a blend of psychotherapy and medication. Because our entire philosophy supports finding a balanced treatment plan that addresses the needs of your mind and your body as one, connected system, we are fully equipped with a broad range of offerings for your choosing. From yoga and pilates to nutrition and acupuncture, you will find the holistic health remedies that will empower you to get through your day and not hide from the fear that stagnates you. Cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing are all successful, proven psychotherapeutic modalities that we can offer to you in your battle against PTSD. Where appropriate, our psychiatrists will decide upon the most fitting medication to complement the therapy and holistic practices you’re incorporating into your program at True Life. We have found that this unique mixture of approaches helps people to unlock their truest selves and begin to live authentically.
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