What is Trauma therapy?
The term ‘Trauma therapy’ is the collective name for treatment of persons who have suffered a psychological traumatization. Definition of a psychological traumatization The   Greek   word   ‘trauma’   means   ‘wound’   and   is   also   used   in   medical   lingo   meaning   a physical   injury.   A   psychological   trauma   on   the   other   hand   -   and   that   is   what   we   are   talking about   here   -   is   the   result   of   extraordinarily   stressful   events   that   shatter   your   sense   of security,   making   you   feel   helpless   and   overwhelmed.      Symptoms   may   include   flashbacks, nightmares,    anxiety,    hyperarousal,    avoidance    of    certain    particularly    stressful    aspects related to the trauma and hypoarousal such as emotional numbness, and more. Different kinds of Trauma therapies Lately,   the   field   of   psychotraumatology   is   being   researched   very   intesively.   There   is   a   vast array   of   different   treatment   methods   which   focus   on   various   aspects   of   treatment,   for example    on    the    cognitive    or    emotional    restructuring    of    hurtful    memories    or    the embedding   of   the   trauma   in   your   life   history.   When   you   look   closer   at   the   many   methods and   compare   them,   the   similarities   prevail.   How   you   choose   the   most   adequate   method depends   on   the   kind   of   traumatization.   For   example:   A   person   who   has   lived   a   healthy   life and   happened   to   have   a   tragic   accident   at   the   age   of   forty   might   suffer   from   a   different kind   of   trauma   than   a   lady   who   has   been   sexually   and   emotionally   abused   between   age three   and   age   ten.   Generally,   you   could   say,   the   earlier   and   the   longer   the   timeperiod someone   has   suffered   from   a   traumatic   experiences,   the   profounder   the   effects   later   in life.    In    such    cases    of    very    early    and    ongoing    traumatization,    the    entire    development process   in   childhood   is   disturbed   and   negatively   influenced.   The   term   here   would   be ‘complex PTSD’ as opposed to ‘classic PTSD’ or ‘monotrauma’. Most   treatment   methods   of   psychological   and   emotional   trauma   include   the   following elements: Psychoeducation:   Definition   and   symptoms   of   trauma,   aspects   of   trauma   therapy, what to expect, etc. Learn   how   to   regulate   your   emotions    and   how   to   cope   with   stress    and   tension   with the goal of achieving a psychological stability Trauma Exposition : Face the bad memories you have avoided so long Restructure    cognitions:     Find    an    understanding,    making    sense,    change    irrational convictions, … Working with emotions : anger, sadness, anxiety, shame, guilt, disgust, etc. Reorganisation of memory functions : Working out a continuing narrative Besides    these    methods,    there    are    also    body-oriented    methods    such    as    Somatic Experiencing   (SE),   which   focuses   on   nonverbal,   procedural   aspects   of   a   trauma.   These   are are   stored   in   the   body’s   nervous   system.   The   goal   hereby   is   to   bring   the   overwhelming traumatic events - which are stored in the nervous system - to a inner close. Used methods I work using the following methods: EMDR     (Eye     Movement     Desensitization     and     Reprocessing):     The     traumatic memories    as    well    as    irrational    cognitions    are    processed    through    rapid    eye movement   until   they   change.   Very   effective   and   scientifically   proven   method.   It   is   a ‘soft method’. Ego-State-Therapy :   Working   with   your   ‘inner   parts’   in   order   to   understand   one’s behaviour.    Method    of    choice    for    complex    PTSD    patients,    and    for    patients    with dissociative phenomena. NET (Narrative exposure therapy) NET    is    a    language    based    method    which    focuses    on    trauma    exposition    and embedding of the traumatic events in a life narrative. NARM    (Neuroaffective    Relational    Model):    The    Founder    Laurence    Heller    was longtime    Trainer    of    Somatic    Experiencing    (SE).    NARM    goes    beyond    the    body- oriented    approach    of    SE    and    adds    a    psychodynamic,    development-oriented perspective.   Through   this   gentle   and   resource-based   method,   the   focu   lies   on   the integration of mind and body. More Info coming soon. Treatment    of    trauma-associated    dissociation:        The    founder    Ellert    Nijenhuis developed   this   systematic   treatment   model   relying   on   his   extensive   experience with   patients   with   dissociative   identity   disorder   (DID).   It   is   based   on   the   idea   of   a “democratic” integration of the personality parts.  Literature about Trauma therapy What is EMDR? NET - Narrative Exposure Therapy Ego-State-Therapy NARM (Neuroaffective Relational Model) Treatment of the trauma-associated dissociation of the personality
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Psychotherapeutic practice

Dr. Phil Stöckli , ph.D.

Gemeindestr. 26 | 8032 Zürich

Tel. 076 282 8885

Practice for Psychotherapy Dr. Phil Stöckli, PhD
What is Trauma therapy?
The term ‘Trauma therapy’ is the collective name for treatment of persons who have suffered a psychological traumatization. Definition of a psychological traumatization The   Greek   word   ‘trauma’   means   ‘wound’   and   is also    used    in    medical    lingo    meaning    a    physical injury.   A   psychological   trauma   on   the   other   hand -   and   that   is   what   we   are   talking   about   here   -   is the   result   of   extraordinarily   stressful   events   that shatter   your   sense   of   security,   making   you   feel helpless     and     overwhelmed.          Symptoms     may include         flashbacks,         nightmares,         anxiety, hyperarousal,    avoidance    of    certain    particularly stressful     aspects     related     to     the     trauma     and hypoarousal    such    as    emotional    numbness,    and more. Different kinds of Trauma therapies Lately,   the   field   of   psychotraumatology   is   being researched   very   intesively.   There   is   a   vast   array   of different     treatment     methods     which     focus     on various   aspects   of   treatment,   for   example   on   the cognitive    or    emotional    restructuring    of    hurtful memories    or    the    embedding    of    the    trauma    in your    life    history.    When    you    look    closer    at    the many      methods      and      compare      them,      the similarities    prevail.    How    you    choose    the    most adequate     method     depends     on     the     kind     of traumatization.   For   example:   A   person   who   has lived   a   healthy   life   and   happened   to   have   a   tragic accident   at   the   age   of   forty   might   suffer   from   a different    kind    of    trauma    than    a    lady    who    has been   sexually   and   emotionally   abused   between age   three   and   age   ten.   Generally,   you   could   say, the     earlier     and     the     longer     the     timeperiod someone      has      suffered      from      a      traumatic experiences,   the   profounder   the   effects   later   in life.    In    such    cases    of    very    early    and    ongoing traumatization,    the    entire    development    process in      childhood      is      disturbed      and      negatively influenced.    The    term    here    would    be    ‘complex PTSD’       as       opposed       to       ‘classic       PTSD’       or ‘monotrauma’. Most    treatment    methods    of    psychological    and emotional trauma include the following elements: Psychoeducation:   Definition   and   symptoms   of trauma,   aspects   of   trauma   therapy,   what   to expect, etc. Learn   how   to   regulate   your   emotions    and   how to   cope   with   stress    and   tension   with   the   goal of achieving a psychological stability Trauma    Exposition :    Face    the    bad    memories you have avoided so long Restructure   cognitions:    Find   an   understanding, making   sense,   change   irrational   convictions, etc. Working      with      emotions :      anger,      sadness, anxiety, shame, guilt, disgust, etc. Reorganisation   of   memory   functions :   Working out a continuing narrative Besides    these    methods,    there    are    also    body- oriented   methods   such   as   Somatic   Experiencing (SE),    which    focuses    on    nonverbal,    procedural aspects   of   a   trauma.   These   are   are   stored   in   the body’s    nervous    system.    The    goal    hereby    is    to bring   the   overwhelming   traumatic   events   -   which are    stored    in    the    nervous    system    -    to    a    inner close. Used methods I work using the following methods: EMDR     (Eye     Movement     Desensitization     and Reprocessing):   The   traumatic   memories   as   well as    irrational    cognitions    are    processed    through rapid    eye    movement    until    they    change.    Very effective   and   scientifically   proven   method.   It   is   a ‘soft method’. More Info . Ego-State-Therapy :     Working     with     your     ‘inner parts’    in    order    to    understand    one’s    behaviour. Method   of   choice   for   complex   PTSD   patients,   and for patients with dissociative phenomena. NET (Narrative exposure therapy) NET   is   a   language   based   method   which   focuses on    trauma    exposition    and    embedding    of    the traumatic events in a life narrative. NARM     (Neuroaffective     Relational     Model):     The Founder   Laurence   Heller   was   longtime   Trainer   of Somatic    Experiencing    (SE).    NARM    goes    beyond the    body-oriented    approach    of    SE    and    adds    a psychodynamic,                      development-oriented perspective.    Through    this    gentle    and    resource- based   method,   the   focu   lies   on   the   integration   of mind and body. More Info . Treatment   of   trauma-associated   dissociation:     The     founder     Ellert     Nijenhuis     developed     this systematic     treatment     model     relying     on     his extensive       experience       with       patients       with dissociative   identity   disorder   (DID).   It   is   based   on the    idea    of    a    “democratic”    integration    of    the personality parts.  Literature about Trauma therapy What is EMDR? NET - Narrative Exposure therapy Ego-state-therapy NARM (Neuroaffective Relational Model) Treatment of the trauma-associated dissociation of the personality
Learn more about my specializations: Gestalt therapy Trauma therapy Asperger’s syndrom Addiction therapy Expat issues High sensitivity (HSP) EMDR NARM