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Traumatic events have a way of impacting our memories and learned responses unlike that of other occurrences. Our brain’s emergency response centre, the amygdala, is responsible for indicating when we are in danger. This danger can be subjective and depends on how the event is interpreted and how the individual has been impacted. Sometimes the amygdala continues to indicate we are in danger even when the danger has long passed. When the amygdala is triggered, this shuts down our rational brain, the pre-frontal cortex and usually sends us into fight, flight, freeze, and shut down responses. It is important to get our rational minds back online in order to better regulate emotions as well as cope with specific trauma triggering that may be occurring. 


Trauma can be stored in our memories, explicitly, as well as in our bodies, implicitly or procedurally learned. It is our belief that trauma work focuses on improving life in the here and now and that means gaining information as to how a traumatic event has transformed an individuals, perspective, emotions, thoughts, and body reactions. Treating trauma does not rely on the recollection of detailed traumatic material and treatment always starts where you are at! Our therapists have been trained in .        , sensorimotor psychotherapy and CBT   . We are ready to help support your family with any event that has had a significant impact on your child.

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