Complex trauma, also known as developmental or interpersonal trauma, can have devastating effects on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health. It often stems from repeated traumatic experiences in childhood or early adulthood. Complex trauma can leave individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and other physical and mental health issues.
Understanding the liberation health framework
Traditional approaches to treating complex trauma, such as talk therapy or medication, can provide some relief, but they can also be limited in their effectiveness. The liberation health framework offers a new, empowering approach to treating complex trauma. It recognizes the systemic factors that contribute to trauma and focuses on empowering individuals to take control of their healing.
The liberation health framework is based on the idea that health is a human right and that individuals have the right to control their health and healing. This framework recognizes that trauma is not just an individual issue but is also a result of systemic factors such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.
The liberation health framework recognizes these systemic factors and offers a holistic approach to treating complex trauma by addressing these root causes.
One of the key elements of the liberation health framework is its focus on empowering individuals to take control of their healing. This is accomplished through various techniques, including mindfulness, self-care, and community-based support. By empowering individuals to take control of their healing, the liberation health framework helps them to break free from the cycle of trauma and find a path to recovery.
A holistic approach to healing
Another critical aspect of the liberation health framework is its focus on addressing the root causes of trauma. This includes recognizing the systemic factors contributing to trauma, such as racism and sexism. It also involves working with individuals to address factors that led to their trauma, such as negative past experiences. By acknowledging these root causes, the liberation health framework offers a comprehensive approach to treating complex trauma beyond traditional healing approaches.
The liberation health framework can transform how complex trauma is treated and help individuals find a path to recovery. This is where you will find the center of you.
If you’re ready to start your journey toward liberation from complex trauma, contact me for a free consultation. I, Laura Bruco, MSW, am an experienced trauma therapist who has helped clients discover a congruent balance between their sense of self and their experience in the world.
I look forward to hearing from you!