For the past 30 years, Onsite has aspired to stay current and at the emerging edge of developments in the mental health and addictions fields. During the past ten years, that research has led us to the doorway of trauma theory, specifically, the correlation of trauma to certain compulsive behaviors, and the role the brain plays in healing.
Today, we know that trauma is a much broader phenomenon than was once imagined. It is defined as any experience that creates feelings of overwhelming-ness and/or an event that is perceived as life threatening. We also know that no two people have the same reaction to traumatic experiences. Yet, a hallmark of trauma is a sense of loss of connection to ourselves, our bodies, our families, others, and even to the world around us. It’s as if, in trauma, we inhale a strong sense of loss and personal defectiveness with no direction as to how to exhale.
In addition, co-disorders, eating disorders, sexual disorders and financial disorders are common ways unresolved trauma surfaces and recycles in a self-defeating manner. Desperation and exhaustion typically follow.
Onsite has developed the Healing Trauma Issues Program to address the pain, compulsive behavior cycles and disconnection that surrounds the trauma experience. Some of these programs are offered to co-educational groups, others are for women only or are for men only.
This program can help you:
- Identify trauma sources
- Develop tools to reconnect with the body, self and others
- Learn the role that spirituality plays in healing from trauma
- Understand healthy vs. disordered responses to trauma which may include patterns related to sex, food and finances