Bessel van der Kolk writes that “nobody can treat a war, or abuse, rape, molestation or any other horrendous . . . What has happened cannot be undone. But what can be dealt with are the imprints of the trauma on body, mind, and soul.”
When colleagues discuss trauma treatment, a plethora of approaches are offered, some more effective than others, some more researched than others—neuroscience supports a new frontier of trauma treatment.
Today, many methods and approaches such as Somatic Experiencing® and EMDR have proven their clinical reliability, their effectiveness in trauma treatment around the world. With the recent publication of peer-reviewed articles, SE™ and EMDR to name just two, have gained recognition outside of their own communities.
And the reality is, when we talk about and write about trauma, along with the science, we must consider social-economic realities, cultural, political, geographical, religious, spiritual, and more.
How do body oriented psychotherapists and others such as those trained in Somatic Experiencing and EMDR adapt or modify their process when working within different cultures, political environments, and so forth?
How do we integrate the methodologies that are making an impact to improve the quality of life for individuals on local, national and international levels?
What changes must occur nationally and internationally, individually and systemically when we approach the global impact of traumatic events on people’s lives?
We are looking for
Stories of your experience using your approach in the field
Essays outlining your specific approach
Team approaches to community events
Submission deadline: July 15, 2015 for first drafts
For more information and article ideas, or to submit your paper, please contact Nancy Eichhorn, PhD at Nancy@nancyeichhorn.com
van der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score. New York: Viking