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Trauma-Informed Therapy



Trauma-informed therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that seeks to foster an awareness of the complex impact of a traumatic experience on a person’s life and relationships. As trauma can impact not only a victim’s emotional landscape but also their overall outlook on life, trauma-informed therapists focus on not only the behavior a client is seeking to address through therapy, but also the underlying reasons for the behavior which may be associated with their traumatic experience. Therapists make the emotional and psychological safety of their clients their highest priority, weaving an understanding of the trauma’s potential impact into every aspect of the therapeutic approach.

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How Trauma Gets Stuck in the Body (and How to Work with It), with Peter Levine

In this video, Peter Levine will share how he helped uncover an incomplete traumatic response that was stuck in the body.

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Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity.

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Psychology Must Become a Sanctuary Discipline to Heal Racial Trauma

Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.

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FindCenterIt’s not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.

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When a Client Is Stuck in the Freeze Response with Peter Levine, PhD

What triggers the freeze response? We tend to think of traumatic events, but according to Peter Levine, PhD, that’s not always the case. Even a perceived threat can be enough for a client to get stuck in a frozen state.

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Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past—A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory

In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr.

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The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

Nowhere is this relationship more essential yet more endangered than in our healing from trauma, and no one has provided a more illuminating, sympathetic, and constructive approach to such healing than Boston-based Dutch psychiatrist and pioneering PTSD researcher Bessel van der Kolk.

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FindCenterTo accept one’s past—one’s history—is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it.

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What Is Brainspotting Like?

Brainspotting is one of my favorite therapeutic tools to use for trauma and related symptoms. If you're considering using this tool, I hope my video will help you feel more comfortable.

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Peter Levine on Working with Memory to Reframe a Traumatic Experience

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