Utilizing Swimming as a PTSD Therapy in Los Angeles
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event, and while it can affect any person, today most people experiencing PTSD are Veterans who have returned from active duty. Many Veterans have experienced or witnessed violent acts that can have a deep and lasting emotional impact which can evolve into PTSD. The events that cause PTSD don’t necessarily have to involve physical harm; instead, events can involve severe stress, fear or the threat of harm so significant that for years afterward, seemingly unrelated events can trigger an extreme stress response that can be so devastating, it can interfere with the activities of daily living. In addition to war Veterans, individuals who experience physical or emotional abuse, kidnapping, assault, mugging, car or plane accidents and even natural disasters like flood or earthquakes can develop PTSD.
Because PTSD is a stress-related disorder, engaging in activities that help reduce stress or provide an outlet for nervous energy can be very effective in helping PTSD sufferers cope with their condition. Many medical studies have shown that aerobic activity like swimming can play a pivotal role in a post traumatic stress disorder therapy program by helping those who suffer from PTSD battle depression and anxiety so they can achieve a healthy mind and body.
Benefits of our custom PTSD therapy swimming program
Our PTSD therapy swim program is custom-designed for each individual and provides the following physical and mental health benefits:
- Swimming activity releases endorphins – the body’s natural mood-elevating chemicals
- Improves stamina, strength and endurance
- Improves self-esteem and self-confidence
- Increases energy levels
- Helps to develop discipline
- Get away from it all and lose yourself as you become “one with the water”
- Achieve your weight loss goals
A Customized Approach To PTSD Therapy
Our PTSD therapy in Los Angeles includes completely customized swim programs for individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress. The Program is specifically designed to help PTSD sufferers improve their swim skills, increase their physical fitness and reduce their stress. One with the Water® knows that each swimmer is different and we are dedicated to working with you to develop a PTSD therapy swim program that will meet your unique, individual needs.
Kenny is a baby Bottlenose dolphin, of the genus Tursiops, one of the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin. He is very playful and friendly and loves to frequently leap above the water surface. Kenny plays with water toys, enjoys making bubble rings, and plays well with other dolphins or other animals.