The practice may integrate the vagus nerve, a major component of the parasympathetic nervous system, which plays a crucial role in regulating the body’s stress response. Techniques focused on stimulating the vagus nerve, such as breathing exercises and gentle physical movements, can help promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve emotional regulation.
Understanding how you hold trauma in your body and then learning to counter those sensations when they are triggered is an important piece to Trauma Informed Treatment. The goal of this treatment is to eventually get to a point where you are able to find resolution of your trauma in your mind and body.
Energy meridians, derived from traditional Chinese medicine, may be utilized to balance the flow of energy in the body. By addressing blockages or imbalances in the body’s energy system, somatic therapists aim to restore harmony and alleviate physical and emotional distress.
Reiki, a form of energy healing, may be incorporated to channel healing energy through the therapist’s hands to the client’s body. This gentle touch technique is believed to promote relaxation, reduce pain, and support overall well-being.
Essential oils, with their aromatic properties, can be used to enhance the therapeutic environment and evoke emotional responses. Different essential oils are believed to have specific effects on mood, relaxation, and stress reduction.
Consisting of two different tones played simultaneously, binaural music can be utilized to induce a state of deep relaxation and enhance the therapeutic experience. This type of music has been shown to promote brainwave synchronization, which can facilitate relaxation, meditation, and emotional regulation.
Common Symptoms we Treat with this Therapy:
Integrating these somatic therapies into your treatment provides a holistic approach to addressing trauma and personality disorders, aiming to promote healing, self-awareness, and overall well-being.