How to Deal with the Effects of Sexual Trauma

The statistics regarding sexual trauma in the U.S. are staggering. Most recent reports cite that while the rate of sexual assault has fallen since 1993, 1.6 people in 1000 will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. In one year: 321,500 people age 12 and older are assaulted or raped each year 18,900 military personnel experienced unwanted sexual contact 60,000 children …

ART Effectively Treats Female Veterans Battling PTSD From Sexual Trauma

Nearly two decades of sustained war have led to serious consequences for our nation’s mental health, specifically of our veterans. With continued efforts to combat the War on Terror, the number of returning servicemen and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is rising. Though a variable range, studies report between 20 and 37 percent of soldiers who have …

Accelerated Resolution Therapy: Image Re-Scripting

Living with PTSD is an uphill battle every day. Activities such as sleeping, driving, writing an email, or even talking with your boss, while simple for some, are anxiety filled actions for others. Imagine feeling anxious while at work, fearing you will make a social faux pas and upset another employee, silently judging and constantly shaming yourself for any presumed mistakes made, and coming home …

The Reality of Military Sexual Assault

Military sexual assault is a problem that has been swept under the rug for far too long. It’s only in recent years that the stories of those who’ve suffered sexual assault by an officer or a peer have begun to see the light of day, and the picture that’s emerged is not a pretty one. Nowhere to Turn? Sexual assault in …

Understanding The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

Considering that the psychological effects of sexual trauma can potentially last a lifetime, it’s appalling to realize that only 6 out of every 1000 rapists will end up serving prison time for their crimes. The stark statistics on sexual assault are even more shocking … Every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. A child is sexually assaulted every 8 minutes. Thirty-four percent …