We know fight, flight, and freeze . . .
. . . but recently the experts have identified several more defense responses to trauma, including “attach/cry-for-help.”
This response is potentially the least understood, and it can be challenging to work with.
And according to Kathy Steele, MN, CS, there’s a common mistake that practitioners make when their patient is stuck in this response.
Have a listen.
This week in the Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma, we’ll dive into the attach/cry-for-help defense response, including several specific behavior patterns that can help you recognize it as well as concrete strategies for working with it.
Plus we’ll walk you through a couple other emerging defense responses to trauma. This session has some of the experts’ newest thinking on trauma treatment.
It’s free to watch – you just have to sign up.
Now we’d like to hear from you. Have you seen the “attach/cry-for-help” defense response with your clients? What have you found most helpful for working with it? Please leave a comment below and let us know.