PTSD can have a devastating impact on individuals and families. It is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event that can lead to addiction, depression, and other mental health concerns, making it hard to lead a productive and fulfilling life. The good news is that there are evidence-based and holistic approaches to treatment that can help women heal from the effects of PTSD.
Women’s PTSD treatment at Hammocks on the Edisto near Charleston, South Carolina emphasizes each woman’s strengths and resiliency while providing comprehensive care that addresses her unique needs. We use an integrative approach at our women’s mental health treatment center that includes individual and group therapy, trauma-informed yoga and meditation, EMDR, and other evidence-based therapies to help women heal in mind, body, and spirit.
To learn more about PTSD treatment for women at Hammocks on the Edisto, contact our team at 833.793.0191 today.
An Overview of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, combat, or a natural disaster. Millions of people in the United States live with PTSD, and it can have a profound impact on their lives.
The symptoms of PTSD can impact every aspect of life, making it hard to work, maintain healthy relationships, and take care of oneself. Symptoms can include:
- Intrusive thoughts or memories of the trauma
- Avoidance of people, places, or things that remind you of the trauma
Negative changes in thinking and mood, such as feeling hopeless or detached from others
Changes in physical and emotional reactions, such as being easily startled or feeling numb
PTSD and Addiction
PTSD and addiction often go hand-in-hand. Those who live with PTSD may turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the pain and help them cope with the symptoms. And while substance abuse may provide temporary relief, it can ultimately make the symptoms of PTSD worse.
Treatment for PTSD and addiction requires a comprehensive approach that addresses the underlying causes of both conditions. At Hammocks on the Edisto, we use an integrative approach to treat these co-occurring disorders. Our residential treatment center provides a peaceful retreat away from the stresses of daily life where women can focus on their healing.
Our Women’s PTSD Treatment Program
PTSD treatment for women in our center near Charleston, SC features a trauma-informed, integrative approach that emphasizes lasting, sustainable recovery. We offer a variety of therapies, including:
- Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) – This therapy helps participants understand and reframe their thoughts about trauma.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – This therapy helps participants identify and change negative thinking and behavior patterns.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – Participants in DBT develop skills to cope with emotions in a healthy way.
EMDR Therapy for PTSD
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating PTSD. EMDR therapy is thought to work by helping the brain process and heal from trauma.
During EMDR therapy, participants will work with a therapist to identify a trauma-related memory. The therapist will then guide the participant through a series of eye movements, tapping, or other forms of stimulation while they focus on the memory. This process is thought to help the brain process and heal from trauma.
Holistic Approaches to PTSD Treatment
In addition to these evidence-based therapies, those in our women’s PTSD treatment center also have access to holistic healing modalities, such as:
- Nutrition counseling
- Wellness coaching
- Art therapy
These holistic approaches can help women in treatment develop healthy coping skills, manage stress, and find peace and calm.
Reach Out to Hammocks on the Edisto Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, addiction, or both, we can help. Contact Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191 to learn more about our women’s PTSD treatment programs. You can also fill out our online form and let us get back to you.