Trauma Touch Therapy, or TTT, offers you an opportunity to understand and address the patterns of bodily survival responses that linger long after a traumatic event. This modality helps you integrate your body’s perceptions into your healing process.
Because trauma impacts each person differently, TTT constantly shifts in response to your changing needs and emotional states. This is a modality that truly meets the client where they are. In a safe and curious environment, you work with the therapist to attach aspects of your traumatic experience to feelings, memories, and sensations that exist within your body. Visualization, movement, breathwork, and therapeutic touch may be offered during a session depending on which technique will provide best access to your body’s wisdom.
TTT typically consists of a series of a minimum of ten 90 minute sessions, with the first session being a comprehensive intake. Since safety and trust are integral for healing trauma, the client is fully empowered during every session. The therapist will never touch the client without their explicit consent, and you will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
To work with the sensations of the body, the first step is finding our way out of our head and into our body. This can be quite difficult for people who have experienced trauma, because one of the cornerstones of the traumatic response is becoming disconnected from the body. The first several sessions usually focus on becoming aware of the felt sense in your body and learning to tolerate and maintain awareness of these sensations, and from there, we use different techniques to shift the trauma residue that comes up. Through this work, clients can reclaim or reaffirm their agency and bodily autonomy, learn to be “in body” and present in the here and now, reestablish the brain/body connection, create a sense of safety within the body, and reconnect with the powerful life force in their bodies.