It's my month for learning! I just completed my second time through the beginnings of Dr. Steve Terrell's Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) training, and I'm excited.
TEB is post-advanced training for therapists who work in the field of developmental trauma; that is, trauma which occurred so early in life that we may not have languaging to describe it. Moving beyond “talk therapy,” TEB incorporates touch skills, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, and work with primitive reflexes into a protocol which supports clients as they make their way from their current “normal” to a “new (healthier) normal.”
I've been a client myself and have been using the TEB skills (I use the general term “Somatic Touch”) in my office and on-line practice for the past year. I've been amazed at how quickly I and my clients report feeling less fearful/angry/depressed, and more present, more alive, and more able to easily and freely engage with others. All without much discussion, and often without knowing the original source of the problems!
Developmental trauma, regardless of the source(s), causes ruptures within our natural stages of growth, leading to physical, mental, and emotional illness. With TEB, we learn that these states are understandable and natural, and the gentle, hands-on work creates a stable base from which clients organically repair these disconnects themselves.
If you'd like to learn more about TEB/Somatic Touch and how it may help you thrive, please give me a call at (919) 636-9439, or email me at “firstname.lastname@example.org.” If you feel ready to make an appointment, please click here.