|Eva Nagel has been working with the Trauma
traumaresourceinstitute.com to bring trauma
healing skills to therapists and practitioners and
to the military, wounded warriors and veterans.
The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is designed to
stabilize the human nervous system and to reduce
and/or prevent the symptoms of traumatic stress It
is an integrative mind-body intervention, which
focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the
automatic defensive ways the body responds to threat
and fear. TRM emphasizes that human responses to
threat are primarily instinctive and biological.
After a traumatic experience, there can be a cascade
of physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and
spiritual responses. TRM explains these common
responses from a biological perspective, which
reframes the human experience from what is often one
of shame and pathology to one of hope and biology.
TRM is a comprehensive treatment that offers
concrete and practical skills coupled with education
about the biology of trauma. TRM's goal is to reduce
or eliminate the symptoms of trauma by returning the
body and mind back to balance. TRM can be used to
treat any person who has experienced or witnessed
any event that was perceived as life threatening or
posed a serious injury to themselves or to others.
It is helpful for workers in the front lines after
traumatic events as it can reduce vicarious
traumatic reactions and be used for self-care.