Scientists believe that effects of trauma can be resolved, and that the brain can be successfully rewired. However, healing from trauma nearly always requires the assistance of skilled therapists or counselors. Attempting to resolve trauma alone rarely works, and attempting to “bury” or hide the problem tends to make matters much worse, as healing requires the victim to fully process the painful emotions.
While counseling and medications are often highly effective, trauma and PTSD are complicated issues and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. For some, hypnosis or mindfulness meditation may help relieve the grip of trauma. Others are helped by attending a support group for survivors of trauma.