Would you know how to find a trauma-based counseling approach if you had to?
Would you know where to look?
Many of my clients tell me that they found me “by luck” or “word of mouth.”
It isn’t easy to find a specialist, especially if you live in a rural area or city where a certain expertise is not available.
In this article (video), I will be discussing stress inoculation therapy.
When you’re stressed it can be difficult to think clearly, process information correctly, weigh the pros and cons of our actions and decisions, manage our emotions, and function in a healthy fashion. Stress is something that we have come to know very well in today’s world. Sadly, while we experience stress almost everyday of our lives, we don’t always know how to cope with it. As a result, we end up feeling even more stressed because of our lack of skill in managing our stress.
For individuals who have a history of a traumatic experience, stress management may be more difficult and their fight or flight system may be easily triggered. It may also be triggered at times it doesn’t need to be. Learning how to manage emotions and identify when the central nervous system is being triggered is the key of stress inoculation training.
I discuss more about this technique in this video here:
Stress inoculation training requires knowledge of CBT – Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It also requires knowledge of how to implement CBT and stress inoculation training. If you are interested in pursuing this kind of treatment you should ask the therapist if they have experience in treating clients with this modality.
I wish you well