The root of many problems can be traced back to traumatic experiences, especially early trauma. Certain events may be obviously traumatic, such as a car accident. Other events may not be so recognisable, but have a significant impact.
More and more research points to the huge influence trauma has on the brain and body, particularly on the nervous system and our stress response. Developmental trauma, which occurs when we are young and the brain is still developing, can continue to impact us well into adulthood even though we may not be aware of its effects.
Trauma has always been a huge part of my work in both mental and sexual health. I have regularly supported survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and sexual abuse, both recent and historical, as part of crisis management and in longer term counselling.
As a mental health practitioner, I am dedicated to keeping up with the latest research and treatment options as they become available. I have completed trauma specific training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and plan to complete Self Regulation Therapy training later this year.
TRAUMA THERAPY MODALITIES
EMDR Basic Training
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems. For more information about EMDR please visit www.emdrcanada.org
Self Regulation Therapy - training currently on hold due to COVID-19
Self Regulation Therapy (SRT) is a gentle somatic (mind/body) approach designed to lower excess activation in the nervous system. For more information about SRT please visit www.cftre.com