–       Your Personal Addiction Psychologist

After initial assessment the treating team will develop your treatment plan and assign you your personal addiction and trauma psychologist for the duration of your stay with us. Together you will work through past and present life challenges and together you will find a way forward with less conflict with others and inner conflict with self.  Many factors can contribute to the development of destructive behaviours – from early childhood trauma, to family history, to repressed memories to the physical environment surrounding an individual. If left unresolved, these inner conflicts become more deeply rooted in the psyche, causing irrational thinking and fuelling destructive patterns of behaviour.

The trauma centre’s psychotherapy program is an intensive and revealing process of discovery and a crucial component of your path to personal change designed to bring about profound self-awareness, acceptance and lasting behavioural change. A dynamic, supportive psychotherapist works with you intensively, one-on-one to identify and shift inner conflicts and inhibiting mental thought patterns, and give you a better understanding of the factors that drive your behaviour.

Your relationship with your therapist becomes a vehicle for transformation – your therapist will listen to your experiences, explore connections between your patterns of thinking and your behaviour, and help you understand more about yourself, your relationships and your past actions. By understanding the reasons behind your behaviour, you can then develop the tools to overcome destructive cycles and master your behaviour for a healthier, happier life. As a powerful catalyst for insight into the psychological roots of addiction, and an instrumental component of relapse prevention and stress management, frequent psychotherapy sessions are integrated into your treatment program to acquaint you with your inner purpose, instil the motivation for genuine, long-term change, and set you on the path to self-discovery and healing.

–        Self-awareness

Your therapist will guide you to look inwards andunlock the unconscious mind, identify feelings and understand internal motives behind your behaviour. By gaining an understanding of what drives your actions, your therapist will encourage increased mental, physical and emotional awareness and give you a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.


–        Acceptance

Together with your therapist, you will confront addictions, and take responsibility for past actions.


–        Empowerment 

Your therapist will challenge your belief system, as you, together, discover healthier ways of meeting your emotional needs and develop new, healthy coping mechanisms with which to manage your actions in the future. As an integral treatment component, frequent psychotherapy sessions serve to examine challenges and opportunities in your life as a source for finding the motivation and inspiration to make lasting, positive change. Establishing new, healthy behaviours will empower you to restore harmony to interpersonal relationships, achieve increased personal autonomy, and live life to its fullest.

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