How PulsaR Addresses Trauma
The wilderness setting of BlueFire Pulsar helps young adults overcome trauma in a safe, supportive environment. The wilderness offers a space for clients to escape from the pressures and distractions of everyday life. By allowing clients to quiet their body and mind, they can begin to really feel their emotions and move towards a better understanding of them.
Often, clients are struggling with trauma in their everyday lives. Distractions and self-medicating can put a temporary band-aid on issues. Away from enmeshed relationships, social media, and opportunities to self-medicate, clients can identify how their trauma is affecting themselves and their relationships.
Trauma overloads our brain and our ability to process what happened. Emotions, fear, and panic get locked into the memory and make it difficult to process. While nothing can take away the traumatic memories, there are therapies we can use to make them less alarming and more tolerable.
At BlueFire Pulsar, we use clinically proven techniques to help clients heal from trauma. Our therapists use EMDR and Brainspotting to help clients overcome their traumatic experiences. These techniques allow clients to reprocess past traumas or memories without retraumatizing. In the wilderness setting of Pulsar, there is ample time to work on these struggles. Therapists can provide multiple sessions for as long as the client needs. Clients typically participate in these sessions for an hour to an hour and a half during the day. Later, in the evening group therapy sessions, students have the opportunity to reflect and process. Clients also meet with their community of support in the morning to continue the process of reflection and understanding.