WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a serious psychological condition that causes individuals to experience extreme shifts in mood, attitude, behavior and energy. Sufferers of bipolar disorder experience manic highs and depressive lows which can last for prolonged periods of time.
An individual experiencing bipolar disorder will find symptoms worsen over the years. Since the disorder carries with it an increased risk of suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, it is important for individuals with bipolar disorder to seek professional treatment.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Individuals experiencing bipolar disorder will experience extreme manic highs and extreme depressive lows. The mood swings experienced in individuals suffering from bipolar disorder can lasts for weeks or even months, and inhibit the ability to function and maintain relationships.
Bipolar symptoms commonly expressed by patients include:
- Extreme highs or optimism, followed by despair, sadness or emotional numbness
- Severe irritability and/or angry outbursts
- False, unrealistic and inflated beliefs about one’s talents and capacities
- Increased rates of speech and thoughts
- Trouble focusing on tasks or concentrating
- Diminished capacity for judgment
- Uncontrolled spontaneity without a sense of consequences
- Delusional thinking and hallucinations
- Inability to experience pleasure
- Physical and mental laziness
- Appetite/weight changes
- Trouble sleeping or extreme changes in sleeping patterns
- Inability to remember things
- Feelings of despair, insignificance, unworthiness, or guilt
- Preoccupation with death or ideas about suicide
Individuals experiencing the above symptoms should seek professional help to see if their condition is, in fact, bipolar disorder and how they can regain control over their lives.
LIFE CHANGE HEALTH INSTITUTE CAN HELP
Bipolar disorder is a very serious condition.We can help individuals suffering from bipolar disorder regain control over their lives and energy. We offer a meticulously designed, holistic program that focuses on healing all aspects of the mind, body and spirit.
Working with complex trauma related pathology, personality disorders and character pathology at Trauma Recovery Institute
Trauma Recovery Institute offers unparalleled services and treatment approach through unique individual and group psychotherapy. We specialise in long-term relational trauma recovery, sexual trauma recovery and early childhood trauma recovery. We also offer specialized group psychotherapy for psychotherapists and psychotherapy students, People struggling with addictions and substance abuse, sexual abuse survivors and people looking to function in life at a higher level. Trauma recovery Institute offers a very safe supportive space for deep relational work with highly skilled and experienced psychotherapists accredited with Irish Group Psychotherapy Society (IGPS), which holds the highest accreditation standard in Europe. Trauma Recovery Institute uses a highly structured psychotherapeutic approach called Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP).
At Trauma Recovery Institute we address three of the core Attachment Styles, their origin’s the way they reveal themselves in relationships, and methods for transforming attachment hurt into healing. We use the latest discoveries in Neuroscience which enhances our capacity for deepening intimacy. The foundation for establishing healthy relationships relies on developing secure attachment skills, thus increasing your sensitivity for contingency and relational attunement. According to Allan Schore, the regulatory function of the brain is experience-dependent and he says that, as an infant, our Mother is our whole environment. In our relational trauma recovery approach you will learn to understand how the early patterns of implicit memory – which is pre-verbal, sub-psychological, and non-conceptual – build pathways in our brain that affect our attachment styles. Clinically, we can shift such ingrained associative patterns in our established neural network by bringing in new and different “lived” experiences in the Here and Now.
The Role of the Therapist in transforming attachment trauma: Healing into wholeness takes the active participation of at least one other brain, mind, and body to repair past injuries – and that can be accomplished through a one-to-one therapeutic relationship, a therapeutic group relationship or one that is intimate and loving. In exploring the “age and stage” development of the right hemisphere and prefrontal cortex in childhood, we discover how the presence of a loving caregiver can stimulate certain hormones, which will help support our growing capacity for social engagement and pleasure in all of our relationships. Brain integration leads to connection and love throughout our entire life span. At trauma recovery institute we bring a deep focus to the role of Neuroscience in restoring the brain’s natural attunement to Secure Attachment. Our brain is a social brain – it is primed for connection, not isolation, and its innate quality of plasticity gives it the ability to re-establish, reveal and expand one’s intrinsic healthy attachment system.
Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) at Trauma Recovery Institute Dublin
Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) is a highly structured, once to twice weekly-modified psychodynamic treatment based on the psychoanalytic model of object relations. This approach is also informed by the latest in neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. As with traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy relationship takes a central role within the treatment and the exploration of internal relational dyads. Our approach differs in that also central to the treatment is the focus on the transference and countertransference, an awareness of shifting bodily states in the present moment and a focus on the client’s external relationships, emotional life and lifestyle.
Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) is an integrative treatment approach for working with complex trauma, borderline personality organization and dissociation. This treatment approach attempts to address the root causes of trauma-based presentations and fragmentation, seeking to help the client heal early experiences of abandonment, neglect, trauma, and attachment loss, that otherwise tend to play out repetitively and cyclically throughout the lifespan in relationship struggles, illness and addictions. Clients enter a highly structured treatment plan, which is created by client and therapist in the contract setting stage. The Treatment plan is contracted for a fixed period of time and at least one individual or group session weekly.
“Talk therapy alone is not enough to address deep rooted trauma that may be stuck in the body, we need also to engage the body in the therapeutic process and engage ourselves as clients and therapists to a complex interrelational therapeutic dyad, right brain to right brain, limbic system to limbic system in order to address and explore trauma that persists in our bodies as adults and influences our adult relationships, thinking and behaviour.”