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There is an offer of a therapeutic space for expanding and deepening awareness.
With the support of a psychotherapist you may identify the source of:
issues related to eating
relational difficulties and many others
These can arise from adverse life experiences or trauma. It is by working at depth and carefully tracking what is going on in the body - along with the emerging emotions and thoughts - that we may address the 'stuckness' of their presence.
Since 2008, Hannah has held a number of research posts at the University of Dundee, where she also taught courses in Child Development. This led to an interest in working therapeutically with trauma and dissociation.
Dr Hannah Young
Research suggests that therapeutic outcomes are related to the quality of the client-therapist relationship. Central to the Person-centred approach is an emphasis on 'being' versus 'doing'; offering acceptance, empathy and genuineness.
Within client-centred therapy, an invitation from the therapist to focus and stay with body sensations can help to deepen the therapeutic work. Studies have demonstrated the benefit of such body-based approaches.
Deep Brain Reorienting
Turning towards traumatic memories can lead to a range of emotional responses. Before these responses emerge, there may be upper body tension which can go unnoticed. Deep Brain Reorienting invites clients to closely track the activation of movement impulses and emotions from this tension spot in order to avoid overwhelm and to facilitate processing. Steeped in a neuroscientific perspective, DBR neatly parallels some of theoretical contributions of how trauma impacts on the brain at the deeper levels.
Comprehensive Resource Model
Additional resourcing may be necessary for trauma treatment. In collaboration with clients,
The Comprehensive Resource Model establishes layers of internal resourcing through eye positioning, breath work, somatic awareness, connection with nature, bilateral music and more. With these resources in place, clients may be increasingly able to access and process the previously unbearable activation that can arise from trauma.