At The Dawn, we offer a programme that focuses on treating trauma and PTSD on its own, along with a separate integrated treatment model to treat trauma disorders, such as PTSD and addiction. Our model incorporates numerous evidence-based methods to ensure that our clients receive the best help possible.
If you or someone you care about needs help with trauma and PTSD, addiction or mental health issues then contact us today to receive a no-obligation assessment and learn more about how we can help you. You can also call us on one of our toll-free numbers listed on our Contact Us page.
Our highly certified clinical team has decades of experience treating all forms of Trauma & PTSD
We offer the highest quality care and service to ensure all clients are well supported.
We offer a structured online aftercare support to provide you with the care and guidance to overcome your addiction.
Trauma and PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a mental health issue that is triggered by a traumatic event. It can occur as a result of either witnessing or experiencing such events and includes symptoms such as severe anxiety, nightmares, uncontrollable thoughts and flashbacks. Many individuals who go through terrifying events may have a hard time coping or adjusting for some time, but do not develop PTSD since self-care and time can help them to recover. However, symptoms that worsen or last up for several months or years, and hinder regular functioning are usually signs of trauma and PTSD.
It has been firmly established that memory plays an important role in trauma symptoms. These symptoms, or reactions, can range from chronic low-level anxiety and/or insomnia, which may seem unrelated to environmental triggers, to an excessive startle reflex, such as when rage occurs as a response to a seemingly mild criticism or a door slamming. Most people that have these symptoms will turn to self-medicating with substances like alcohol or drugs in an effort to control their malfunctioning nervous systems.
We have to frame these symptoms inside the memory paradigm in order to understand the nature of trauma. For nearly 130 years, it has been documented that trauma imprints are stored as physical movements and feelings in our bodies instead of narratives about unfavourable events in our past, which means that we experience them as immediate threats in the present time.
At The Dawn, we provide:
Safe and Peaceful Environment
Holistic and alternative therapies
TRE and Cognitive Therapies
Complex trauma describes a form of wounding that could fall into both Big T and Small T trauma categories. The reason that they are complex is that the experiences or events are recurring, extended and cumulative. This type of trauma can also happen within specific contexts or relationships. For example, relational trauma is a form of complex trauma that takes place in a person’s family of origin while developmental trauma happens during main psychological development times like childhood and adolescence.
Other forms of complex trauma can happen during domestic abuse or multiple military deployments. It can also occur while being exploited by an authority figure or a person in power, such as if an authority figure at work or school used their power to manipulate their own agenda at the person’s expense. In other instances, complex trauma may occur when a person is in a vulnerable phase, such as old age, disability, dependency or disempowerment.