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Treatment for trauma and related issues helps people rebuild their lives in many different ways. Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional coping tools for managing daily life with trauma.


Trauma is defined by a lack of control. Distressing and disturbing, trauma is usually out of one’s hands. Part of what creates the trauma is the feeling of helplessness in the life event and the inability to have control. As a result, many of the coping mechanisms which are born out of response to trauma are an effort to create and maintain some sort of control. Addiction, alcoholism, process addictions, sexual compulsive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and many other issues are initially efforts to gain control yet eventually lead to a greater loss of control. In addition, the trauma brain can lose control over intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares and more. Acting out, yelling loudly, shifting moods, being disruptive, and other issues can get in the way of self-control.

Through recovery, therapy, and treatment, self-control becomes a daily tangible, manageable lifestyle. With healthy balance and effective coping techniques, you are learning to live with self-control. Your health, wellness, diet, emotions, and every area of your life is within your manageability.

Radical acceptance

Radical acceptance is a radical treatment in the trauma treatment world. Acceptance is a hard thing to do when your brain cannot let go of something that happened in the past. Accepting trauma is perhaps the biggest challenge of trauma recovery. To accept trauma for what it was, how it happened, and how it has an effect on you now is not condoning the trauma. What radical acceptance does, is it releases the hold the trauma has over your life. Radical acceptance helps you understand what is in your control and what is not in your control, then take action appropriately. You realize, beyond your personal life and personal experience with your personal trauma, that life happens in different ways for different people.

Mindful awareness

Hypervigilance is a common experience for people recovering from trauma. Being hyper aware all the time can take a lot of focus from inside to outside. Ignoring feelings, thoughts, and emotions is part of the anxious process of hypervigilance. Emotional intelligence as part of trauma recovery might be defined through the development of mindful awareness. Mindfulness is a particularly beneficial tool for building healthy awareness of both internal and external environments. Rather than come from a place of fear and insecurity, mindfulness is a grounded, calm, and prepared state.

The Guest House Ocala believes that trauma treatment can be the birthplace of transformation. Call us today for information on our residential treatment programs: 1-855-483-7800