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I decided to bring together a range of links and online resources in one place to make it easier for people to find their own path to healing. I’ve noticed that certain personality types, especially Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) seem to be more susceptible to trauma. I hope that these tools will help you get started on your healing journey.

Where to start:

EFT Tapping* – Learn it for free here: What is tapping and how can I start using it?

Butterfly hug exercise: The Butterfly Hug (EMDR Self-Help)

5 Step holding exercise: 5 Step Holding Exercise for Regulation of PTSD symptoms 

Somatic experiencing exercises: Two Simple Techniques that can Help Trauma Patients Feel Safe with Peter Levine

Voo Technique: Reduce Stress – 2 Minute Voo Technique by Katie Brauer

Felt Sense Exercise: Peter Levine’s Felt Sense Exercise at The Art of Healing Trauma

Irene Lyon’s resources: How to De-Stress in 7 Steps

Tension and Trauma Release Exercises: Psoas Deep Trauma Release

For more in-depth online help:

Free Downloads from Irene Lyon

The Healing Trauma Online Video Course by Peter Levine (Sounds True)

Roland Bal: Resolving Trauma and PTSD

Organic Intelligence: Free Video Library

Books:

Reclaiming Your Body by Suzanne Scurlock

Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of the Body by Peter Levine (book and CD)

Complex PTSD: A Guide from Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker

The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living by Nick Ortner


To find a trauma-informed therapist, check out this list: SEP Referral List

* Please note that EFT and Deep Psoas Release exercises may be too triggering for some people to do alone. Meditation and mindfulness can also trigger feelings of panic or flashbacks in some people. If you have a history of severe trauma, it’s recommended to do these techniques with a trained practitioner.

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