In psychology, a psychological, emotional or mental trauma or psychotrauma is defined as a psychological injury. The word trauma comes from the Greek and means injury in general, without specifying how it was caused. In medicine, the term trauma is used to describe a physical injury caused by an accident or a violent impact. Similarly, in psychology, a severe psychological shock caused by a traumatising experience is called psychotrauma. The term is not used uniformly and can denote both the triggering event and the symptoms or internal suffering caused. Mental trauma plays a central role in the development of mental disorders.
Trauma therapy is aimed at patients who have been exposed to a traumatising event. They often need – beyond the support of relatives or friends – professional help for emotional stabilisation and for processing and integrating the separated, traumatic memory contents in order to avoid long-term or chronic complaints and physical and psychological secondary diseases as far as possible. Therefore, especially after a severe traumatisation, a correspondingly specialised psychotherapist should be consulted as early as possible, already in the first weeks after the event, who has an extensive, special trauma-therapeutic training and corresponding experience in the respective forms of trauma therapy. (Wikipedia German)
Trauma, life, growth
Our basic compact course in Trauma Therapy is an excellent supplement and further training to all body-therapeutic methods and training courses. What you have already learned there will be deepened again here, so that you gain security and clarity. The training is EMR/ASCA compliant. Other interested parties can also attend this course with great benefit for their private and professional life and for their personal maturation.
Traumatised patients are very often fundamentally disoriented, unstable and highly activated inside. They often have partially or even completely lost contact with their feelings and body sensations, are “not in the body” but dissociated. For this reason, traumatised people need to be re-anchored in their bodies and emotions before any coming to terms with their trauma. They need to come back to the here and now. Basic techniques of Integrative Body Psychotherapy IBP such as grounding, presence, contact, experiencing one’s own limits or one’s own space help to restore these abilities.
The further training is divided into four modules and follows the step-by-step approach of this type of treatment and processing of traumata. The contents of the individual courses build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous courses. The basic course also serves as an introductory course and can be helpful for decision-making regarding one’s own participation in the entire training programme. The three following seminars have to be attended as a whole and in the intended order.