Applying the 12-Step Approach to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Can incorporating faith into therapy help someone that is dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? The following article discusses this issue; specifically, the principles of the twelve step program are reviewed in relationship to PTSD.
“On the surface, this idea seems a simple one for trauma survivors. You feel totally helpless and overrun by your trauma and your trauma symptoms. In fact, when you were traumatized [whether this was child abuse, a robbery, battery or an explosion… to name a few], you were helpless in the face of an overwhelming event.”