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Provides clients covered by Homewood Health assistance programs with secure access to information, and a number of valuable online tools and services. The Health Centre's employee Intranet provides access to company policies, and the latest information. Participants are also supported in maintaining their addiction recovery.

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The overall rating of quality of care, given by PTSR patients who have received treatment. The percentage of patients who felt Homewood staff listened carefully to them during their treatment. To be admitted to the program, you require a referral from your doctor or other healthcare professional. We can help you with the patient referral and admissions process.

Traumatic stress: New roads to recovery

Traumatic stress resolution and energy healing, like Eye Movement Desensitazation and Reprocessing EMDR , the Lifeline Technique , and Neuro Emotional Technique NET , promote healing on a multidimensional level — allowing the specific memory that was frozen in time to be processed to an adaptive resolution. Trauma resolution techniques bring forth compassionate understanding and profound relief.

Upon discovering your unspoken voice, seeing your choices and knowing your power and influence, you are now well on your way to recovery.

We may suggest other traditional and alternative healing modalities within our space to help support the healing process — but know that every treatment recommendation for care is specific to you and your needs. Download our brochure. Direct experience with disasters ranging from war and terrorism to hurricanes and earthquakes has taught me that there are four basic stages in recovering from a profound stress.

Progression through all four stages is essential to recovery. If you overload an electrical system with too much energy and too much stimulation, the circuit breaker activates and shuts everything down. The human nervous system is also an electrical system, and when it is overloaded with too much stimulation and too much danger, as in trauma, it also shuts down to just basics. People describe it as feeling numb, in shock or dead inside.

The juice turns off. Intellectually, you lose from 50 to 90 percent of brain capacity, which is why you should never make a decision when you're "in the trauma zone. Spiritually you're disconnected, you have a spiritual crisis or it doesn't mean anything to you at all. Physically all your systems shut down and you run on basics. What is so intriguing is that physical symptoms that were previously prominent often disappear during this time. Back pain, migraines, arthritis, even acne often clear up.

Then, when recovery from trauma is complete, the physical symptoms return.

Recovery & Support for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

When the system starts to recover and can handle a bit more stimulation and energy—and the human system is destined to try to recover, to seek equilibrium—feelings begin to return. Most people have not experienced so much primary trauma that they must see a professional counselor; they can work through their feelings by involving the people they are close to. They do it by telling their story—a hundred times. They need to talk talk talk, recount the gory details. That is the means by which they begin to dispel the feelings of distress attached to their memories.

The expression of feelings can take many forms.

How to Overcome PTSD

For most people it may be easiest to talk. But others may need to write. Or draw. However they tell their stories, the rest of us have an obligation to listen. It is often helpful to actually revisit the scene of destruction. That allows someone who has been impacted directly to emotionally experience the event and grasp the reality of it.

That direct experience can stimulate the return of feeling. Visiting the site is not for everybody, however.

Dealing with Trauma After a Disaster or Disturbing Event

For some it is too disturbing. Others may need the support of loved ones to revisit the scene. There are four broad patterns of expression of feelings that people employ in response to a crisis. Call them feeling styles. Some people consistently maintain one style; others exhibit all four styles at different times. It is important to recognize which style of emotional expression is characteristic of your response, and which patterns your loved ones display.

Each one demands a different approach.