Are you struggling with the effects of trauma? We are here to help.
Many people who come to SunCloud Health are facing the deep-seated effects of trauma experienced at some point in their lives. If you are dealing with a relatively recent trauma, deeply rooted trauma from early childhood or you are grappling with the painful disorder known as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), rest assured that help is here. Intense, painful experiences can overwhelm our ability to cope with everyday life. These events trigger powerful thoughts, sensations, and feelings – and often leave us feeling fearful, anxious and sometimes, unable to carry on with our lives. Sometimes, people like you who’ve faced a traumatic event end up dealing with additional problems such as mood disorders, eating disorders or substance abuse disorder. We’re familiar with this pattern, and in fact, we’ve helped hundreds of men and women overcome the effects of trauma to lead happier, healthier lives.
A priceless definition of abstinence, by a former patient (shared with permission). All of us at SCH strive for this each and every day.
“Abstinence means waking up every day and dedicating myself to recovery.
Taking care of my body, mind and soul.
For my body, abstinence is avoiding toxic substances and eating nutritious foods to feel my body in a healthy way.
For my mind, abstinence means actively censoring my thoughts and effectively using my coping skills to manage stress and relieve anxiety.
For my soul, abstinence means truly being happy means that I make decisions that are consistent with my morals and values and take full responsibility for my choices.
That’s a very abundant definition of abstinence and not a definition I would in any way, shape or form associate with deprivation.”
“Supporting your desire to live free from self-destructive behavior as you embark on a life long journey of recovery. At SunCloud Health, we view unresolved trauma as the foundation of most self-destructive behaviors that people adopt in their lives. Stripping away the self-defense mechanisms we put in place to protect ourselves from the trauma is a core part of the work we do here.”
~ Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS
VIDEO: WE START TRAUMA WORK ON DAY 1
Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, Medical Director, CEO and Co-Founder, discusses how SunCloud Health starts trauma work on day one and why consistency is key.