Trauma Touch Therapy


Trauma Touch Therapy (TTT) encourages those who have experienced trauma to remain in the here and now and become more engaged with themselves and their lives again. Because most people suffering from trauma use dissociative survival skills to get through their lives, we aim to help the client learn how to experience joy and feel safe in their lives again. Trauma Touch Therapy can be the saving grace for many trauma patients.

Healing of the Nervous System

In the sessions, clients are encouraged to tune into physical sensation, which creates the space for our bodies to reconnect with our innate healing response. This naturalistic process resolves symptoms by gently discharging the high levels of nervous system stimulation associated with trauma and helping our bodies return to a more management level of function.

A Client Lead Therapy

We will establish a dialogue about the solutions that will best work for you, an essential bond to the success of trauma touch therapy. Together we utilize play, movement, art, breath and touch as tools to help regulate the lymbic system and the central nervous system. This process is subtle and gradual. Boundary exercises allow for the client to gradually learn how to trust their bodies and the space they’re occupying.

Mind, Body & Spirit

Following the philosophy that believes in treating the whole person and in the integration of mind, body and spirit. These three elements of a human being must be treated together in order to achieve any notion of ‘healing’ rather than simply treating a person for a specific condition. As we begin to reset our nervous system, integration organically occurs. The once fragmented physical, emotion, cognitive, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects of who we are can once again work together as a whole. This integrative process is deeply healing and enlivening.

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Trauma Touch Therapy is
ideal for anyone recovering from trauma:

  • PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
  • First Responders
  • Veterans
  • Children with PTSD
  • Victims of Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Rape or Assault
  • Illness or Death of A Loved One
  • Anyone Who Experience Trauma of Any Form

Trauma is treatable

Overcome the debilitating symptoms after a life-threatening or overwhelming experience.

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What Is Trauma?

The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “An emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.”

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Who Experiences Trauma?

Unfortunately, Trauma is something that many of us have experienced and no two people are alike in how it effects us. We become traumatized when our ability to respond to a perceived threat is in someway overwhelmed. It can be a detriment to our physical and emotional health. This manifests itself over time as a loss of connection – to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others and to the world around us.

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What Does Trauma Look Like?

Symptoms of experiencing a traumatic event can present themselves in a variety of ways and they are unique for each individual. Common symptoms include: Hyperarousal (increased heart rate, rapid/shallow breathing, cold sweats, muscular tension & a racing mind), Constriction (breathing, muscle tone & posture altered), Dissociation & Denial, Feelings of Helplessness & Immobility, as well as a variety of additional symptoms effecting your health and your happiness.

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Healing of the Soul

Obvious Causes of Trauma

War, Natural Disasters, Death of loved ones
Severe childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse
Neglect, Betrayal, or Abandonment
Parent’s divorce
Experiencing or witnessing violence
Rape, Armed robbery
Catastrophic injuries and illness
Immobilization, Casting, Splinting
Pre-natal stress / rejection
Birth stress, for both mother and infant
Illness of a parent / sibling / grandparent


Less Obvious Causes

Car Accidents, Falls & Injuries
Medical or Dental Procedures
Being Left Alone Or Lost
Feeling unloved, criticized, unsupported or unrecognized
Family Substance Addiction
Financial Difficulties
Changes In Family Dynamics
Death of a pet
Feelings of Abandonment
Feelings of Inadequacy

Trauma Touch Therapy is a body-oriented approach to trauma treatment. It is not meant to replace psychotherapy, but rather complements and enhances it. Where psychotherapy focuses on the narrative of a traumatic experience (in other words, the story of what happened), Trauma Touch Therapy focuses on the body memories associated with that experience.