HEALING TRAUMA IS SIMPLE, NOT EASY
USING THE SALUTOGENIC APPROACH TO TRAUMA RECOVERY*
By using the salutogenic approach to trauma healing and recovery, the focus is on wellbeing versus illness. We do this by building and maintaining a strong provider/survivor relationship, teaching survivors how to relax their bodies (especially in the context of a perceived threat), helping them construct complete chronological narratives of their traumatic experiences, and helping them evolve their perceptions of themselves and the world – the completion of these four tasks will heal traumatic stress.
Four tasks = trauma healing. Simple. Not easy, but simple. This method has proven that it is an incredibly effective, usable, and gentle approach to healing trauma.
The Salutogenic Trauma Treatment structure includes four stages:
This approach is focused on answering the questions:
This approach offers these primary assets:
This approach creates health by:
The end goal is coherence for trauma resolution. That would include:
*Information credited to Robert Rhoton, Psy.D and J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D. from the book Trauma Competency for the 21st Century.
MOVING COUPLES FROM SHATTERED TO STRONG™