At Holina, we understand that that when it comes to a long-term successful recovery, addiction treatment in residential rehab is only the beginning. But it’s such an important beginning!.
It’s time to get back to yourself.
The symptoms of trauma can have many different forms. Most people come to Trauma Therapy at Holina Rehab with depression, anxiety, burnout, and addiction which are all coping strategies for dealing with trauma. A good way to categorize the symptoms of trauma is to create two groups.
One group of symptoms comes from a hyperaroused nervous system that can express itself through worries and concerns like anxiety, constant nervousness and fear, and even panic attacks. There is that constant sense often in a person that something is about to happen. That life is not safe and I am not safe wherever I am. Trauma can express itself through irritation, frustration, and constantly being in a state to fight and argue with anger, rage, and the use of rageful expressions. Very often it comes from an underlying sense of threat, that something is not okay here and I have to be ready for something to happen. Which in turn very often has no actual reason for this behavior.
Another group comes from what we call hypoactivation of the nervous system. This is more like a shutdown of the nervous system that can express itself through withdrawing, isolating, and numbing oneself. Those affected feel a depression-like sensation that makes them feel trapped and stuck. That there’s a sense of hopelessness, helplessness, and overall numbness. This is what most people feel within themselves when suffering from trauma.
With a German license for psychotherapy, Marc works at Holina Rehab in the field of trauma treatment. He helps clients to gently address and, if possible, resolve their trauma, often the underlying root cause that is driving the addiction. In therapy, Marc uses NARM® (the Neuro Affective Relational Model) and IFS® (Internal Family Systems Therapy) to help heal traumas, especially developmental (childhood) trauma and the complex web of consequences, in a gentle, respectful, and compassionate way. Both these strategies strengthen adult consciousness and Self-agency which is why they are so successful when it comes to addiction recovery. For nervous system regulation, Marc likes to work with TRE®. These exercises help release internal tension, stress & trauma, and they improve embodiment, self-regulation, and grounding. These somatic exercises are a great support for the recovery from trauma and addiction.
To learn more about Trauma Therapy and to seek help please contact us at Holina Rehab here.