Resource from the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research & Education
Self Regulation Therapy (SRT) is a mind/body approach aimed at diminishing excess activation in the nervous system. It reflects our ability to flexibly respond to threat or trauma. Significant overwhelming events at anytime in one’s life can result in changes in the nervous system that negatively impact the way a person feels and relates to others.
SRT enables the nervous system to integrate overwhelming events and brings balance to the nervous system. SRT works by providing a safe, contained environment in which the individual can complete the thwarted responses of fight, flight or freeze.
By resourcing the client, new neural pathways are developed to flexibly manage daily challenges and stressors. Once the nervous system is balanced, individuals are able to experience joy, closeness in relationships, and vitality and resilience in the body.
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