Naperville, IL – Trauma occurs with an overwhelming event. It can be a car accident, natural catastrophe, adverse childhood event(s), interpersonal violence or abuse, bullying at school/work, or military combat, to name a few.
When these intense experiences happen and continue to interfere in a person’s life, a mental health condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, can develop. With PTSD, individuals suffer from a variety of anxious and depressive symptoms such as hyper-vigilance, insomnia, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or nightmares, others can't get out of bed, struggle with chronic pain, fatigue, lack of motivation, dread, or depression.
Navigating PTSD requires the guidance of experienced trauma specialists. Dr. Paula Jo Hruby and Suzanne Peroutka are the co-founders of Labyrinth Counseling and Consulting Center, where they specialize in providing experiential therapies to treat individuals suffering from PTSD.
Labyrinth Counseling & Consulting Center incorporates EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, art therapy, play therapy, guided imagery, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, and yoga therapy into the therapeutic work. These experiential modalities allow Dr. Hruby and Peroutka to access the part of the brain where the trauma is stored, the primitive brain of the amygdala.
“You need to titrate the traumatic information or else you can re-traumatize the client,” says Peroutka. “With experiential therapies like art, hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing, or EMDR, you don't overwhelm the nervous system. It's a gentler way of helping someone move through trauma.”
For more information, visit www.LabyrinthCounseling.com