A special note for our CT professionals dedicating themselves to occupations saturated in trauma....

First off, thank you for your service and dedication.

Second, this page is dedicated to you. You are not forgotten, your experience is not invisible. You are not alone. You served your country and community. Now we are here to serve you. Trauma therapy can help you heal the impact from your traumatic experiences that occur during your service. CORE Trauma Healing Center specializes in comprehensive support services to help you release the effects from Pro-PTSI. Trauma is about what happened to you, not about what's wrong with you. It is not a personal weakness...it is an injury. 

Traumatic injury comes not just from the major incidents. It is also the cumulative effect of years of witnessing other's traumatic events. This is known as Vicarious Traumatization, sometimes referred to as burnout, but it is more serious and significant. Traumatic events can leave people feeling broken, worthless, weak, or like a burden or a failure. These distorted, negative beliefs, are part of the impact of trauma. 

CORE offers this site to honor your service and to offer support in your healing. It is a great honor and privilege to join you in this work.

CORE  will coordinate support and services and work with employers, VA, EAP, Unions, insurance companies, other medical providers, family and support members and any others as needed in order to support you.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

To learn more about EMDR, go to www.EMDR.com You can search for an EMDR trauma therapist by zip code.

To learn more about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), go to www.garythink.com/eft/

For comprehensive information on trauma and PTSD, go to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp

Mobile apps that assist with combat related PTSD: http://t2health.org/products/mobile-apps

Free online Meditation music for stress reduction: http://www.freemeditation.com/music/

Other: http://www.americancontractorsiniraq.org/ Caution: Contains graphic images and material that may trigger traumatic responses.

F*CK That: An Honest Meditation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92i5m3tV5XY

Slow Breathing Exercise with Visual Guide:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KePf3G7dUyY

Traumatic Brain Injury:

Spouces and Significant Others: Spouces, partners, children and famiies are impacted by the effects of the trauma. They bear witness to the aftermath but are often unable to understand or respond in ways that are helpful. They can experience compassion fatigue. They can resent what the trauma has taken from your relationship. There are resources available to assist them in coping with the secondary effects on them personally and to help them understand how to help you.

http://www.helpstartshere.org/tip-sheets/veterans-affairs-tip-sheet-help-for-spouses-of-combat-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-from-people-who-know.html

Caregivers & Community Supporters: We, as a society have a duty to assist in your healing. Whether it is a clergy member, a friend, an employer, coworker or concerned public citizen, there are many ways to assist those suffering from PTSD.