traumasocialworker: “ I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. This particular poetic technique is called an “I Am” poem. The poem is a fill-in-the-blank exercise.
Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that can be easily seen in their every day lives.
Letting Your Light Shine – Teens Healing From Abuse
EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) was developed by Francine Shapiro to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which causes significant physical changes within the brain as a result of trauma.
Knowledge is power. If you suffer from panic attacks, get to know your body. An emotional hijack, whatever its source (cognitive, sensory, or external) has the same impact on physical and mental function.
The 5 Step Self-holding Exercise Self-Regulation of PTSD Symptoms - regulation of extreme stress, fear, terror, anxiety. This self-therapy exercise for PTSD is inspired by Peter Levine's work / Somatic Experiencing