The Top-Down Approach to Healing

Ogden, Pain & Fisher (2006) believe that when “𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘱-𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘺𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘰𝘮(𝘴) 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘰𝘮-𝘶𝘱 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘮𝘢-𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘭, 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘮𝘢 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵” (p.17).⁣⁠
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Modalities that work in a bottom-up way are Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, Somatic Psychotherapy, as well as trauma-informed yoga (Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score).

🦋 Take good care my friends and make sure you get help if you know you are experiencing the after-effects of trauma 🦋⁣⁠

Reference: Ogden, P., Pain C., & Fisher, J. (2006). A sensorimotor approach to the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 29, 263-279