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  • How Can Trauma Treatment Help?

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    There are a variety of treatments that can be used to treat Trauma, no matter what the diagnosis. We use a holistic approach to therapy based on Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory.

    Here are some treatments we use:

    • Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)
      SE is a body-oriented therapeutic model that helps heal trauma and other stress disorders. Developed by Dr. Peter Levine, Ph.D., Somatic Experiencing uses an integration of sensations, emotions, and thoughts to bring integration to the nervous system so that it can relax and experience a calm enjoyment of life.


    • Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) using transforming Touch®
      This is a treatment modality that follows 
      a specific protocol that has supported healing in thousands of clients. Developed by Stephen Terrell and Kathy Kain, both Somatic Experiencing Practitioners, Transforming Touch creates a milieu of safety where a client can begin to feel a difference in their life through subtle, yet profound changes. In this place of safety, the client experiences attachment-focused protocols that are consistent and measured for repairing early ruptures and the consequences.  


    • Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
      Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, SSP is an evidence-based therapeutic tool designed to reset the nervous system and return it to safety. Designed to work with other therapeutic approaches and modalities, the SSP features specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve.
      The SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences, and much more.


    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
      IFS, developed by Richard Schwartz, is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy that has recently become popular.  It uses a gentle approach to bridge the gap between somatic work and emotional awareness. 

    • The goal of an IFS therapist is to help a client develop a loving relationship with SELF and the previously traumatized, overburdened parts within that need and want to heal.  

    • This loving connection creates more self-understanding, openness, and loving connection to self and others, leading to empowerment, integration, and compassion. 

    We encourage you to check out our Recommended Reading page for additional help and information on Trauma

    If you or a loved one have experienced trauma or has PTSD and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to us.

    We have personally seen amazing transformation through therapy and want to offer the help you need to enjoy life again.