For many individuals who have experienced trauma, spending time in a residential rehabilitation facility is the first step in the healing experience. However, it is absolutely critical that the rehab center offers suitably qualified and professional staff who understand the intricacies and complexities of trauma and are able to work with the client safely through the effects of trauma.
Lead by Matthew Little, the clinical team at Calm Rehab are trained and experienced in working with men and women who have suffered trauma, and through a range of evidence-based therapies are able to work safely with the individual to help them reclaim their lives.
One of the biggest misconceptions about trauma is that it is caused only by overtly life threatening events. In actual fact, research now shows that 75% of trauma is interpersonal, meaning that it does not come from a battlefield, refugee camp or an earthquake but is inflicted by one person onto another, often purposefully.
The research is also now unequivocal that unresolved trauma is commonly the underlying cause behind addiction. In this context addiction is in fact a process of ongoing pathological self-soothing. It is also now well established that many individuals who relapse after a period of sobriety often do so because of untreated traumatic memory.
At Calm Rehab Bali, our view is that addiction is not the core problem. It is actually the solution to a problem that has admittedly become much bigger than the problem it was designed to solve. Our trauma focused program at Calm Rehab Bali recognizes that when our clients stop their drug and alcohol use, they are forced to confront the reason they became addicted in the first place. Without resolving the underlying trauma, the individual remains at a high risk of relapse, crossing into another addiction or worse still, living a life beset with depression, panic, rage, despair and intense feelings of shame and worthlessness.