Treating trauma: Helping the entire organism feel safe and live in the present
Trauma affects the entire human organism, which gets stuck in neruobiological, immunological and relational survival modes. Neuroscience research shows that the brain regions most affected by trauma are involved in attention and perception, biasing the organism into preceiving threat and annihilation. The subcortical process are independent from conscious appraisal and conscious control. This presentation will focus on evidence based treatments that address basic issues of safety, threat appraisal and embodied awareness, illustrated by EMDR, meditation, yoga, theater, martial arts and sensory integration.
Original Work Citation
van der Kolk, B. (2011, November). Treating trauma: Helping the entire organism feel safe and live in the present. Presentation at the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation 28th Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD
“Treating trauma: Helping the entire organism feel safe and live in the present,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21118.