Coping Skills for Trauma: Getting Into The Body



There are a variety of strategies and interventions to help individuals cope with the impact of trauma on their wellness and functioning. Many evidence-based treatments and promising treatments involve the teaching and use of skills to help the individual cope with trauma. One category of those skills is helping individuals to connect and get grounded in their body as a way to cope with and manage affect dysregulation, intrusive thoughts and imagery, distress and dissociation. Many new treatments for PTSD and trauma-related disorders are emerging that are focused primarily on working with the body to bring about relief. “Getting into the body” skills can be integrated into treatment for PTSD and trauma-related disorders or used in a consultation model to build mastery with the individual and support functional restoration.

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