Trauma & Healing
Since CORE/El Centro opened in 2002 we have worked with a number of survivors of physical, sexual and emotional trauma. What we have seen is that trauma wreaks havoc on an individual’s body and psyche. The human body is like a road map. Every traumatic experience an individual has is embossed into the tissues and cells of the individual which may cause physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. To heal from trauma the human body needs to release the experience physically and emotionally.
The Trauma and Healing Program has gained statewide attention because it:
- Offers survivors of all races, income levels, and religious traditions a wholistic approach to healing by providing natural healing therapies and wholistic exercise classes.
- Works collaboratively with other disciplines (traditional talk therapy, support groups, art therapy, etc) to meet the needs of the whole person.
- Accelerates the healing process by bringing deep traumatic experiences to the forefront so the survivor can deal with the pain and move into a space of recovery.
“At 26 I was experiencing debilitating fibromyalgia, post traumatic stress, and depression as a result of being sexually abused by my father. I came to CORE/El Centro first for acupuncture, which helped stabilize me emotionally. Massage then helped me to manage my pain and experience mental and emotional well-being. I now feel like a functioning human being, able to care for myself and my 3 year old daughter and I can’t imagine where I would be without CORE/El Centro and The Healing Center.”