The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is a somatic or body based approach inspired by Somatic Experiencing, Sensory Integration Theory and Focusing and created by Elaine-Miller-Karas and Laurie Leitch. It is a healing model “based on current neurophysiological research that the mind and body are inseparable.” Through this work, I have learned and appreciate the extent to which our bodies have a natural capacity to restore themselves. I use this model in my everyday life and, as a result, have experienced its powerful effects first hand. TRM sets forth the goal of treatment “to help the client understand basic information about the nervous system and then, teach specific skills to help them stabilize their own body.”
It never ceases to amaze me just how disconnected or powerless we often feel when it comes to our own bodies. “TRM can work with the current symptoms in the body and can help the client become aware of her own inherent ability to track body sensations and restore her own body and mind to equilibrium.”
As people become more somatically aware, learn to connect to their resources (positive experiences in their lives) and, as a result, release some of the pain of their traumatic experience, they find that calm sets in as the nervous system comes back into balance. “The ability to recount the story of their trauma, may be expressed, without the sense of overwhelm that was omnipresent before the TRM interventions.”
“Trauma Resiliency Model” by Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW and Laurie Leitch,
Phd., p. 1, 2, 3 & 4 of Section 9.
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