When a person experiences a traumatic event, there can be multiple physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual responses. Colleen uses a combination of techniques, customized for each individual client, to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of trauma by returning the body and the mind back to a state of balance.
Colleen completed advanced training in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) which is a comprehensive treatment that offers practical skills to stabilize the nervous system along with education about the biology of trauma. “TRM is based upon the laws of nature, human anatomy and physiology, current research about the brain and somatic based therapies like Jane Ayres Sensory Integration Theory, Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing and Perter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing.” Trauma Resource Institute
Because each client is unique, there is no “one size fits all” technique for treating trauma. In addition to the TRM skills she teaches clients, Colleen also practices Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) to stabilize the nervous system and bring it back to optimal functionality as well as promoting the integration of the traumatic event. She studied extensively with Dan Siegel M.D. who promotes the development of Mindfulness practices that lead to improved emotional health through integration.