The effects of trauma can be complex and pervasive. Yet, with informed treatment and support, we all have a tremendous potential to heal. A large and growing body of research into the neurobiology of attachment and trauma informs our treatment strategies. Effective treatment requires the integration of relational, developmental and body-centered approaches.
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CCIH treats people who are struggling with:
- Chronic Pain and illness
- Difficulty regulating emotion
- Relational difficulties
- Substance abuse
- Chronic shame
These difficulties can be the result of a wide range of experiences:
- Physical, sexual and emotional abuse
- Invasive and chronic medical issues
- Interpersonal violence
- Racism and xenophobia
- Relationship abuse/domestic violence
- Violence in neighborhood, school, and community
The goal of a trauma treatment is not simply the avoidance of invasive symptoms or being able to talk about a traumatic event in a particular kind of way, but to be able to live a life in the present with creativity, vitality, inner peace and connection. The way to heal from trauma is to help folks be able to connect with their inner experience in a flexible and manageable way. That will help bring the brain structures back into a balance of the fight/flight system–to move out of survival mode and into thriving mode.
The events of the past can get “stuck in time” in our memory. We cannot change what happened in our past; however, when we re-experience that pain in the presence of a present, attuned person, it is forever changed.