Trauma affects nearly every area of a person’s brain.
Not only that, but trauma disrupts the connections in the brain. And when the brain isn’t integrated, it impacts the nervous system and the entire body.
So how can we work with clients to repair integration after trauma?
In the video clip below, Pat Ogden, PhD shares the approach she used to help a client integrate his brain and stay in the present.
Take a look – it’s just 4 minutes.
You can hear more from Pat, together with Bessel van der Kolk, MD; Dan Siegel, MD; Stephen Porges, PhD; and Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD in the Treating Trauma Master Series.
They’ll look at what happens to the brain during trauma, specifically how the hormonal response to trauma affects brain function, as well as how trauma affects gene expression.
How could you use these ideas in your work with clients? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.