What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy was developed by Pat Odgen and is a body-centred approach that focuses on the somatic symptoms of trauma. It holds that unresolved traumatic experiences end up trapped within the body. It is a combination of somatic therapies, attachment theory, neuroscience, cognitive techniques, and other techniques. The focus of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is to useContinue reading “What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?”

What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)?

Somatic Experiencing (SE) was developed by Peter Levine and focuses on addressing the effects of trauma. It focuses on releasing people from where they may have been stuck in a traumatic event. For example, someone may develop chronic pain in a body part that was hit in a motor vehicle accident. The reason for thatContinue reading “What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)?”

What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy was developed by Richard Schwartz in the 1990s after he began hearing clients speak about inner parts within themselves. These parts form an internal family, where some parts have certain goals while other parts have other goals. Each part has its own likes, dislikes, burdens, and history and is thoughtContinue reading “What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?”

What is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term type of behavioural therapy. It focuses on the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The assumption behind CBT is that by changing one corner of the triangle, you can change the other corners of the CBT triangle (see image below). For example, by changing the thought you haveContinue reading “What is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?”

What is Emotional Neglect?

Emotional neglect is often an inner torment of not being noticed. It’s about what didn’t happen for you. It can go unnoticed. Information about emotional neglect can be very validating later in life. There are ways to feel from emotional neglect and therapy can help that process. What is Emotional Neglect? Emotional Neglect is notContinue reading “What is Emotional Neglect?”

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy was developed by Francine Shapiro. It is a body-mind integrated therapy that has been proven to be highly effective for people who have experienced trauma. Theory Behind EMDR The Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model was developed by Francine Shapiro to explain how EMDR works. The AIP model hypothesizesContinue reading “What is EMDR?”

Trauma and Trauma Resources

Trauma can be a difficult condition to deal with and the effects of it can effect every aspect of your life. Moreover, it often doesn’t just affect you because it can affect your interactions with other people. Often one of the barriers to healing from trauma is not knowing what it is, which can limitContinue reading “Trauma and Trauma Resources”