Welcome back to our continued series on men and sexual abuse. In our previous post, we looked at the startling number of men who experience sexual abuse in childhood. We also identified some of the types of abuse most common in children and the types of mental illnesses that can be linked to this abuse. Men who have suffered sexual abuse or assault as children often have difficulties forming healthy and intimate relationships as adults.
Many different therapies are offered at Legacy Freedom which have been shown to be effective for those who are suffering from anxiety disorders, depression, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or abandonment issues that have resulted from this sexual trauma. Our alternative Columbus, OH PTSD therapy offerings include:
- Inner child therapy - Utilized by therapists to help the patient cope with residual wounds and psychological injuries in childhood, inner child therapy addresses a number of needs that the patients inner child may be experiencing. Whether the issue is abandonment, sexual abuse, sudden loss, depression, fear of rejection or need for attention, inner child work allows these issues to be identified and treated in a variety of ways. Many patients find that once their inner child is satisfied their additional issues resolve themselves. This therapy has proved particularly useful for those with PTSD, substance abuse or addiction and anger issues.
- Acupuncture - An ancient Chinese medicine practice involving tiny needles piercing the skin to release blockages in the body which curb the flow of the body's nature energy currents. This natural energy flow is known as Qi. These Qi blockages work like tiny dams, but by utilizing acupuncture to target these energy dams, the acupuncturist improves the flow of the Qi in the patient's body and begins to restore the balance to their system. Many patients report improvement in mood, sleep quality and focus after an acupuncture treatment. To learn more, visit our treatments section on our website.
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) - An ideal therapy for those who have PTSD, EMDR utilizes a series of treatments to help you confront your trauma and learn coping mechanisms to address and reduce the events effect on your psyche. Your brain has become overwhelmed by these experiences. Through EMDR you will learn to reduce the stressful and lingering effects of these traumas.
- Tai Chi - This ancient Chinese martial art is utilized in a therapeutic setting to help the patient return focus and energy to themselves. Putting your body in motion through a series of controlled movements allows your mind to still and peace and calm to return. Tai chi is often described as meditation in motion and is widely used in patients who have a history of PTSD, addiction or anxiety.
Affordable Columbus, OH PTSD Therapy For Men
Whether you have sought treatment to cope with your history of sexual abuse or assault or you are looking to finally address this issue, Legacy Freedom can help. Our care team creates a unique treatment plan which is focused on you and your needs.
We encourage you to learn more about our holistic approach to mental health care and our alternative therapy offerings. When you are ready, we are here. Help is just a call or click away. Begin your journey to healing with Legacy Freedom of Columbus today!