Trauma literally means ‘wound’. It is the emotional damage that arises after going through tremendously shocking experiences and having difficulties with processing this. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, like a continuous feeling of stress and survival, nightmares, reliving the trauma, anxiety and fear, sleep disorders, apathy, depression, anger and addictions. Often it’s difficult to function normally on a daily basis, since the trauma is ruling life. Anouk Prop is specialized in body oriented trauma therapy for adults as well as children and makes use of different approaches in trauma work that can help to heal the trauma wound.
Somatic Experiencing® body oriented trauma therapy developed by Peter Levine, is an academically founded specialized psychosomatic method for healing of physical and psychological symptoms of stress, shock and trauma. Treatment is based on completing the natural reactions on shocking experiences, expanding resilience, release of stored stress in the body and making understand the feelings of powerlessness and despair.
NARM stands for the Neuro-Affective-Relational Model™. This method is developed by dr. Laurence Heller and specifically focuses on working with survival strategies that can occur as a reaction on developmental trauma. These mechanisms that have survived their original purpose, are creating a disconnection with our authentic self and a distance towards others. Through this approach we learn how we can outgrow our survival strategies.
Bodynamic Somatic Psychology and Analysis is a pioneering method of somatic developmental psychology and psychotherapy that integrates current research in the psychomotor development of children, cognitive and depth psychotherapy, brain research and special emphasis on the quality of contact and a healthy relationship, through making connection with the body and investigate and release deeply rooted patterns because of childhood trauma.