"Trauma is a fact of life but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence."  Peter Levine. 

The  SE® approach to trauma resolution maintains that trauma impacts can remain in the nervous system, in the aftermath of life threatening or overwhelming events.   It is the experience of living with the residue or echoes of the event, as it appears in the in the present.

The distressing and often disturbing changes in behaviour, physical or psychological conditions which emerge in the aftermath of terrible events, are commonly referred to as post traumatic stress disorder.    

However, in the  SE® approach , trauma is undertsood as “ not what happens to us but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness”. [ Peter Levine} That is to say it is an attempt to manage in the aftermath of overwhelming and distressing events, which leaves the person feeling disconnected from everything with loss of the easy rhythm of getting things done - of rising to the occasion, completing, withdrawing and resting.  The good news is thathuman beings areorientated towards health. The SE® approach facilitates this, by supporting greater regulation in the nervous system and with increased regulation and thus greater capacity to live with more ease.