Trauma-Focused Group Therapy

The word trauma is of Greek origin meaning “an injury or wound.”  Researchers have shown that any type of trauma is stored, or trapped, in the body – the mind may not even be aware of trauma.  One can build a healthier relationship with one’s body to learn how to self-regulate, manage stress and to reconnect with bodily sensations as a way to reclaim one’s life.   At Sunrise Solutions, we incorporate the perspective of trauma pioneers, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Peter Levine, PhD, and Pat Ogden, PhD, by engaging both the body and the mind in the healing process.

What is Trauma-Informed?

Our goal is for you to feel safe with us in every interaction. A trauma-informed approach to therapy works to integrate the fragmented parts of trauma memory, including images, thoughts, sounds, and bodily sensation, so that a person can, as Bessel van der Kolk says, be in control of themselves and not hijacked by emotion. If you want to discover the possibilities in your life, a trauma-informed approach is a good choice for you.

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Warrior Renew: Trauma-Focused Group Therapy in Sandy, Utah

With the above perspective, we provide a unique trauma treatment that incorporates the latest and evidence-based interventions in one curriculum. Warrior Renew is a holistic treatment that addresses the impact of interpersonal trauma, specifically sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, by interactive and experiential activities, psycho education, emotional processing and relaxation. Trauma sensitive yoga by Yael Calhoun with GreenTree Yoga is also included in the program. Participants learn that their trauma-based perceptions are distinct from their true identity and distinct from what is possible and who they can choose to be. Outcome studies show significant decreases in anxiety, depression and PTSD symptoms and significant increases in self-esteem, optimism, secure attachment and quality of life.

Benefits of Warrior Renew:

  • Release self-blame and anger
  • Improve coping skills
  • Understand triggers and anxiety
  • Release betrayal and resentments
  • Improve sleep
  • Understand and process trauma
  • Build self-esteem
  • Increase trust
  • Improve quality of life
  • How to have healthy relationships and effective communication
  • Self-regulate through simple stretching and breathing
  • Reconnect with your personal meaning and purpose to find joy

One participant said, “I’m extremely happy with this program. I learned so much about myself and am realizing why I have certain behaviors- I don’t let them define me. I define myself. It has really changed my outlook on life and my thoughts.”

Contact Gina Hemma, LCSW at (801) 702-3062 for Warrior Renew program information.