After experiencing trauma, many clients live in near-constant fear that it will happen again.
It’s not only the brain that goes into a vigilant state of bracing for danger – it’s the body and nervous system as well.
That’s why we created this illustration for you to share with your clients.
It’s one way to help them visualize how trauma can linger in the body . . .
. . . and keep them stuck in a state of “red alert” – even long after the danger has passed.
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For more strategies you can use to help clients who’ve experience trauma, please take a look at the Treating Trauma Master Series.
You’ll get insights from Bessel van der Kolk, MD; Dan Siegel, MD; Pat Ogden, PhD; Stephen Porges, PhD; Peter Levine, PhD; Allan Schore, PhD; and Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD.
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