What are the best ways to rewire the brain after a major trauma?

What are the best ways to rewire the brain after a major trauma?

Online Mindfulness Therapist through Skype for Overcoming PTSD and Trauma

Online Psychotherapist – Speak with a Therapist Online over Skype for effective online psychotherapy for Depression and Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety Disorder and Agoraphobia, Addictions, and other emotional problems, including PTSD. Email me to learn more about this online counseling service and schedule a therapy session via Skype with me. Inquiries welcome!

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Online Therapist for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a complex disorder involving many different emotions such as anxiety, depression, guilt and shame, anger and addictions.
Fundamentally, victims of PTSD have a very hard time adjusting to intensely traumatic experiences. A trauma is simply a form of sensory-emotional overload that the brain is unable to process and assimilate. The intense memory imprint and associated emotions become “stuck”, literally frozen in time, creating flash-backs and endlessly recurring intrusive thoughts and emotional reactions.

There are many sources of PTSD. Experience of war is well documented, but trauma is also an occupational hazard for emergency responders, fire officers, police officers and medical response personnel. Medical Doctors can also experience PTSD as they try to cope with the trauma of dispensing a terminal diagnosis to a patient.

One unrecognized source of PTSD is from the very process of giving birth itself. Again, the intense sensory overload accompanied by very intense emotions can create a traumatic image that does not resolve by itself.

The other biggest source of PTSD results from childhood trauma, at the hands of abusive parents or relatives or from bullying. The child, by its very nature, is least able to process intense sensory/emotional experiences, and these can become suppressed as unresolved core emotions that arise much later, during adult life as anxiety, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and depression.

Whatever the cause of PTSD, these unresolved core emotions need resolution and this is the whole focus of Mindfulness Therapy which I provide via Skype. This is often a good choice for people who might not feel comfortable sharing their experiences in front of a group or even to a therapist in-person.

Online Therapy for PTSD – Talk to a Therapist Online for Help with POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

The Boulder Center for Mindfulness Therapy Online with Dr. Peter Strong.
Skype-Based Online Psychotherapy for Anxiety & Depression, Traumatic Stress and PTSD, Addictions, Emotional Abuse Recovery and other Emotional Problems: A convenient and effective Online Counseling Service that you can access from home.


Welcome. My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist. I provide online mindfulness therapy for anxiety, online therapy for depression, for stress and for addictions. I also provide online therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

So, what is PTSD? Well, basically it is the inability of the mind to process a traumatic event. A trauma is defined as an even that has extreme sensory and emotional components that the mind is simply not able to process, so, that memory and associated emotions around that memory become stuck. And that’s why a person suffering from PTSD will constantly re-live that memory in the form of flash-backs or recurring memories or intrusive thoughts and other forms of reactivity of the mind.

Essentially, the mind is trying to heal that trauma and that’s why it reoccurs, but the mind is stuck, it does not know how to do that.

So, during Mindfulness Therapy, which is my specialty, we work on changing the underlying structure of that memory and the traumatic emotions associated with that memory. We look at the way we see the memory and emotions internally, because that is what needs to change – our internal picture. Imagery is the natural language of emotion and each emotion that we experience has it’s own individual imagery structure inside – how we see it internally.

During Mindfulness Therapy sessions we look very closely at this imagery to see how it works. Often, we find there are certain themes. For example, the imagery is too large, too close and it has very vivid or intense color. These properties are what actually produce the emotional distress, the anxiety, the terror, not the actual historical event itself. It’s how we see that picture internally.

When we bring mindfulness to this internal picture, we begin to see the structure and we can begin to change that structure, we begin to discover ways of making the imagery smaller, moving it further away, changing it’s color, and other things that we can change consciously that actually have the effect of defusing and resolving the emotional trauma.

So, this is one central piece of Mindfulness Therapy – actually chaining the internal imagery of the trauma. Change the imagery, you change the emotional intensity and eventually that traumatic memory is able to resolve itself and become integrated into our general memory. We stop experiencing those recurring symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

To learn more, please visit my website and CONTACT ME. Email me and we can schedule a therapy session via Skype to help you overcome your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. So, please visit my website now and contact me.Thank you!


Online Mindfulness Therapy for PTSD

Further reading

Who does a person go to for help with PTSD?

Mindfulness Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What are the Best Treatments for Chronic PTSD?

What is an effective tool for dealing with PTSD?


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