The goal of trauma healing is to regain a feeling of control over life, day by day—of moving from fear to safety, from silence or distrust to acknowledgment, from isolation to reconnection, and from powerlessness to a sense of empowerment. Trauma healing is a process that has many stages, may have relapses, and may take several types of treatment. While there are many methods and therapies that can be effective for recovering from trauma, working with the guidance of a professional is usually the most effective place to start.
If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.
Peter uses his famous "Slinky" presentation to demonstrate the effects of trauma on the nervous system, and his philosophy of treating trauma; which involves slowly releasing (or titrating) this compressed fight-or-flight energy a bit at time to give the individual the ability to reintegrate it back...
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18, Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Hübl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and spiritual growth.
TF-CBT is a structured, short-term, effective treatment for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who have experienced trauma. As the gold-standard of child trauma treatments, it has been repeatedly shown to successfully resolve emotional and behaviorally difficulties associated with trauma.