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. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


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.


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.


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.


Peter Levine on Working with Memory to Reframe a Traumatic Experience


Brainspotting with David Grand, Ph.D.

This is a video excerpt featuring David Grand, Ph.D., from his video lecture entitled "Brainspotting: The Brain-Body Based Therapy for Treating Trauma."


Deb Dana Describes the Polyvagal Theory.

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician, consultant, lecturer, Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute, and developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series.


What Is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)?

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.


Nature’s Lessons in Healing Trauma: An Introduction to Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)

In this video, you will learn about the physiological basis of trauma and how Somatic Experiencing, developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, helps distressed individuals recover a sense of well being, stability and vitality.


Peter A. Levine, PhD, on Shame—Interview by Caryn Scotto D’Luzia

This interview was done courtesy of Caryn Scotto D'Luzia, founder of the SOAR Method and Author of Alchemy of Shame Transformation.


Peter Levine on How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

This is a video excerpt featuring Peter Levine, Ph.D., from his video lecture entitled "How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness".


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