A trauma is any event that an individual encounters that causes a significant amount of pain and disruption of daily life. The pain and disruption may be physical, emotional, or relational. Severe or complex trauma interrupts the individual's psychological system so that they are no longer able to cope with the situation.
Trauma resolution occurs when the impact of trauma has been reduced and no longer negatively affects the individual. Processing trauma can be done in a number of ways, but most efficiently by use of techniques including EMDR, Art Therapy, and intensive psychotherapy. A Bridge to Recovery staff members have been trained in these and other means of trauma resolution.