The brain can be a powerful ally.
Our brains are always looking out for us. They’re wired to help us survive – alerting us to threats and ramping up our amygdala to help us take action.
But that same survival trigger makes healing from trauma difficult, says Pat Ogden, PhD. In fact, the very systems that are designed to keep us safe can actually stimulate trauma over and over again.
Knowing how to interrupt this cycle is key to treating trauma, and Pat will show us how this Wednesday.
Here’s a preview clip – I think you’ll find it fascinating, even if you’re not working with trauma. It’s only 3 minutes long, so please check it out.
Listening to the body while working with clients is very important. And we get into this in greater depth in the Brain-Smart webinar series. It’s free to watch at the time of broadcast – just click here.
How do you work with trauma in your practice? Are there “go-to” solutions you use? Are they effective for your clients? Share your thoughts in the comments below.