Trauma can be a single incident such as sexual assault, an accident or a humiliation, or a prolonged period of suffering, for example, from emotional neglect, abuse or inadequate parental care. Some people experience multiple or repeated traumas.
Given that trauma leaves an imprint on the mind, body and the brain, a neurobiological approach to recovery is particularly effective. Find out more about how the Comprehensive Resource Model works here.
What to Expect
We will spend as much time as you need to feel safe and secure prior to processing any trauma. As we engage in breathing sequences, ‘safe place’ or ‘sacred place’ exercises, somatic grids and internal attunement/attachment behaviours, your nervous system will become calmer and more regulated. Eye positions will be used to anchor these comforting resources in place and you will be able to use them at home as a way of coping with feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.
Adequate resourcing will enable you to stay fully present and embodied when processing unresolved feelings, experiences and/or memories. With this approach there is no need to share your trauma narrative with me and you are welcome to share as little or as much as you like during your sessions, whatever feels most helpful for you.
Sessions will typically last 50 minutes but we may occasionally engage in longer sessions when processing trauma to allow plenty of time and space for grounding and resourcing. Find out more here.