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My family needs to do trauma therapy as soon as possible. I'm not really sure what it is and I hate not knowing things like this. What difference is there between normal therapy and trauma therapy? I want to help my brothers and sister and I need a way to encourage them to go!

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Trauma therapy is a way to release any negative feelings and energy you have experienced due to a bad situation. As care takers we experience secondary trauma on a daily basis. Seeing our loved ones suffering, being isolated, stress ect. is all secondary trauma. I suggest seeking a therapist that specializes in trauma and/or emotional intelligence.
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There are different kinds of trauma therapy and you need to be more specific in exactly what "trauma" your family has endured. There is trauma therapy for plane crashes, bank robberies, car accidents, shooting victims, etc. Whenever there is significant trauma in a family, then a therapist gets the family together and does group therapy to help each family member discuss how the "trauma" impacted their life. Each family member copes differently and it is important to understand as a family who is coping better or worse so issues can be dealt with in a non-threatening environment with a moderator. Hope that helps.
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I was a member of a hospital trauma team. We recommended "immediate" therapy for families who were involved in car crashes no matter how severe the injuries, or when there was a death. In particular I worked with children and they often don't display signs of psychological trauma as adults do. Family members often felt the "kids are dealing with it OK". However years of study have shown kids "suppress" or hide feelings until they can deal with things, which usually ends up in a "anxious" (for lack of better word) adult. The quicker the therapy for kids the better. Therapy for kids is often Play Therapy which helps them express feelings rather than suppress them. This approach works for adults too. Don't put it off thinking you will all be OK. Hugs and good thoughts to you and your family.
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This explains trauma therapy. It really just amounts to specific types of therapy to help a family cope with something traumatic that has happened. It can prevent future problems and enable family members to heal. It's a good thing to do and something that will help everyone:
website: allaboutcounseling/library/trauma-therapy/
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Ask whoever said you have to go.
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