The way we understand how trauma affects the brain and body has changed a lot in the last several years . . .
. . . and that has given us new strategies to help our clients heal.
We now have deeper insights into the nature of trauma that simply didn’t exist, even a short time ago.
You see, when we look back, there are a lot of things about the treatment of trauma that seemed intuitive to us but we had no science to back them up.
In addition, there were other things that felt intuitive, but that turned out just not to be true.
But now, we have that science . . .
Researchers studying trauma can now show what actually happens – in the brain and in our nervous system – during and after a traumatic event.
And understanding the role of the brain and nervous system can bring depth and power to our interventions.
It allows us to resource our clients with skills to stabilize, ground, and short-circuit old patterns of reactivity.
Using what we’re now learning can help our clients calm their nervous system, process traumatic memories, and start to practice the essential skill of self-regulation.