Category: SE Techniques

  • by Michael Salem
    Dreams can be a key to understanding the nature of trauma— and that key can help therapists unlock the mysteries of preventing and healing suffering. In my master’s thesis, I present a model of how to integrate Somatic...
  • by Michael Salem
    Editor’s note: the following is a blog by SE® Practitioner Betsy Polatin which originally appeared in HuffPost. It is republished here by permission. You can be doing everything right: eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, even...
  • by Michael Salem
    Here’s a technique that came to me while working with a client who’d suffered a rear-end collision in her car with no warning. I was reflecting on the fact that she’d had no time to do any defensive...
  • by Michael Salem
    What is mindfulness? In a previous entry, I provided Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition: “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” There is an elegant simplicity to this description, and this is probably...
  • by Michael Salem
    Each day, 7.7 million American adults live with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Research shows that approximately 7 percent of all civilians experience PTSD at some point. For returning military veterans, depending on the combat theater, that number jumps...
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