Book 1: Basics and Reducing Shame
Book 1 in this series of educational graphics introduces basic vocabulary and principles for healing trauma. It is helpful for clients to be introduced to just one or two concepts at a time. Practitioners find it organizes the work and makes it easier to absorb and keep focused. Book 1 describes symptoms of trauma and of recovery and explains the basic principles of Somatic Experiencing®: Resource, titrate, discharge. It introduces 3 threat responses and three relaxed responses and provides information on what healing looks like, how to track our selves and a list of resourcing questions.