PTSD Treatment Grounded in Neuroscience
Our treatment program is shaped by the latest research in neuroscience. Each of the modalities that we employ is informed by what we know about the brain, what we can learn about the individuality of each resident, and how we can tailor a treatment plan specific to each resident.
Traumatic stress and the resulting PTSD literally rearranges the brain’s wiring — specifically areas dedicated to regulating emotion, thought, memory and trust. When your brain is hijacked in this way, regaining control is difficult, no matter how long ago the traumatic event occurred. Yet we now know that the brain has demonstrated the ability to rewire itself in response to consistent, positive, empathetic and compassionate experience, resulting in new and healthy neural pathways. The treatment program at Sabino Recovery is designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity — your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments.
WHY IS SABINO RECOVERY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Sabino Recovery is in a unique position to deliver exceptional care and treatment for those suffering from PTSD. Our safe nurturing environment and sophisticated clinical program provide the foundation upon which your recovery begins.
At Sabino Recovery we understand that the effects PTSD are profound and debilitating, taking their toll on the mind as well as the body. We also know that PTSD is a difficult knot to untie. You and those who love you have probably been looking for answers for a long time.
There are four major components to treating trauma and PTSD at Sabino Recovery:
- Down-regulating, or calming the overactive, anxiety-state of the brain for those with PTSD or severe trauma symptoms. Think of it this way: the brain has a natural state of “stasis,” like a thermostat setting. For those with PTSD, often times this setting is fixed so high that the brain is hyper-alert and anxious all the time – essentially the thermostat is at a higher set point than that of a healthy person. Our entire multi-disciplinary team works to create a treatment plan that includes modalities known to help downregulate the over-anxious state. This gives the brain a chance to reset, the body to relax and will often bring better sleep function to the resident – all of which are critical to healing.
- Releasing trauma from the body. Those who have suffered trauma have much higher incidence of physical pain and medical concerns such as migraines, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, sleep disorders and addictions. Trauma, especially long-held trauma leaves traces in the mind, emotions and even on biology – it is stored in the body and contributes to physical as well as mental pain. At Sabino Recovery, we will do a complete assessment to better understand how trauma has affected your health. Once we have a full understanding, then we develop your treatment plan to address those issues.
- Evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Our residents benefit from a range of modalities that are among the most current and well-respected practices in the field including Individual and group therapy, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Equine Assisted Therapy and our variety of integrative therapies. Each modality calculated to work in symphony for the treatment plan.
- Emotional and physical safety. By keeping the number of residents we treat small, we are able to pay particular attention to your unique history and your specific needs. We want to ensure that the Sabino Recovery community remains safe, intimate, and nurturing. Throughout your treatment with us, your physical and emotional safety is our highest priority.
PTSD DOES NOT RESOLVE ITSELF. IT WILL NOT JUST GO AWAY.
You did not choose to have PTSD, and you cannot choose not to have it. You may be frustrated that as time goes by the symptoms don’t just go away. Those close to you may be confused as to why you can’t “just let it go.” If you could, you would, and that’s why PTSD requires professional treatment. Know that PTSD can and does happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness.