Ep 55: We’re Always Ready for Trauma Therapy [Rebranding Trauma Therapy Series]

While every therapist has their own methods and systems for working with clients, one of the most harmful things they can say to a client is, “You’re not ready for trauma therapy.”  Especially when there’s no explanation or plan for getting the client “ready.”

Every client is ready for trauma therapy because, if you’re following along with this series, we’re rebranding the practice itself.

The role of therapists is to support clients in identifying their adaptations to trauma and learning or relearning skills to allow them to move forward. To do this, clients need the right team, the right tools, and the right skills.

In this week’s video, I’m sharing what clients need for success and a framework for therapists as they support their clients in EMDR and brain-based modality therapy. It’s vital that every client has access to the therapy they need and that no one is ever turned away from services.

This is part three in a series about rebranding trauma therapy. You can watch or listen to the whole series here.

When something traumatic happens to us, it can be healing to have a therapist listen to and/or validate our horrible experience, especially if no one else has before. However, rehashing details of traumatic events can be retraumatizing. Brain-based therapies like EMDR teach us that we don't have to talk about the trauma or the details if we don't want because the real healing doesn't focus on the traumatic event itself.

The Zero Disturbance podcast is for educational purposes and is not a replacement for a therapeutic relationship or individualized mental health or medical care.

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With a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt, Kambria has been creating trainings and teaching adult learners for over 20 years. As the Director of Education and Quality Improvement at Stanford Medical School, she created ease in complex systems, thereby giving medical trainees successful learning experiences. Now, as a dedicated mom, therapist, and EMDR Consultant, Kambria knows what it means to do things efficiently, effectively, and in a learner-centered way. When she isn't podcasting or creating online courses, you can find Kambria playing with her twins on a beach in California.