To fully understand and work with trauma the practitioner must be able to work in a different way to traditional therapy, by not only working with emotional reactions but with physical reactions as well. The physical aspects of trauma are how the body reacts to trauma when the body’s alarm system is switched on.
I am an experienced trauma practitioner and have developed a wide range of skills over a number of years to work within trauma and the impact that this has had on the individual.
My work with you can broadly be broken down into three stages but always at a pace that is comfortable for you.
The first stage is establishing and building a therapeutic relationship with you by building a secure environment which you can feel safe in. Working with psycho education to fully explain how your body and brain has been impacted by trauma and how they respond to it and practical techniques to manage them.
The second stage is processing your trauma experiences and integrating them safely into your memories. Challenging internal distorted self-beliefs and to begin the process of grief and mourning.
The final stage is the consolidation of all the stages, for you to be able to reconnect with yourself and others. Post traumatic growth and the healing of wounds that have impacted you.