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New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence, shootings, or even fighting, can impact the physical development of our brain — potentially leading to lifelong health and social issues. Continued direct or indirect exposure to traumatic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) activates a child’s “fight or flight” stress response system, causing a release of chemicals and stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol and an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. The more children are exposed to traumatic stress, the more neural connections are created in regions of the brain involving fear, anxiety, and impulsiveness, and under-produced in regions involving reasoning, planning, and behavior control.

The COVID-19 pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale leaving millions wrestling with debilitating psychological disorders. This collective trauma has combined mental health stressors that have been studied before in other disasters but have never been consolidated in one global crisis.

We optimize healing by empowering our clients to make positive changes and by providing holistic, integrated, and strength-based treatments.

Below are the providers within the Evolving Wellness network focused on alternative treatments for Trauma/Adversity/PTSD. Contact us today to discuss options that might work for you.

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Evolving Wellness

Eau Claire, WI

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD

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Kim Negus

Eau Claire, WI

  • Music therapist

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Toni Mattson

Eau Claire, WI

  • Equine Specialist

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Amy Des Forge

Eau Claire, WI

  • Equine Therapist
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Substance abuse counseling

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Laura Berndt - LMT

Eau Claire, WI

  • Corrective Massage Therapist
  • Emotion Code Therapy
  • Alpha-Stim

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Amy Hahn

Eau Claire, WI

  • Art Therapist

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Sheila Wall

Eau Claire, WI

  • Music therapist

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Nichole Cerrillo

Eau Claire, WI

  • Reiki
  • ThetaHealing®
  • Spiritual Response Therapy

Kelly Keisler

Eau Claire, WI

  • Ecopyschologist