Trauma Recovery – all one-to-one therapy sessions are currently online.
At the Trauma Recovery Clinic we provide one-to-one treatment for people who are suffering emotional and psychological difficulties or physical pain conditions following prolonged stress, trauma following violence or abuse, or after severely distressing or threatening experiences.
Traumatic stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or complex PTSD, and accompanying pain conditions, can follow events in which grave physical, mental or emotional harm occurred or was threatened. These include unrelenting stress, violence or abuse of any kind, accidents, disasters, medical intervention, assaults, or involvement in war or conflict.
We provide specialist treatment for psychological distress and nervous system dysregulation, and for acute and chronic pain conditions and syndromes.
Online coaching programmes are also available
We also provide online coaching programmes for you to access in your own time, where one-to-one therapy is not required. These are suited for those who have generalised anxiety, high levels of alert, or lack of self-confidence, often occurring after periods of unrelenting stress or of high mental or emotional demand, as for instance during the pandemic.
Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Traumatic stress and PTSD symptoms include flashbacks and intrusive memories, anxiety and panic attacks, sleeping problems, breathing problems and digestion problems. Mood swings and depression, increased feelings of vulnerability, withdrawal and difficulty in making and maintaining relationships are also common.
We use myofascial release and somatic experiencing for a large range of pain conditions including neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, frozen shoulder, RSI, jaw problems, scar tissue and adhesions, chronic or undiagnosed pain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Trauma and traumatic stress can affect us both physically and psychologically. Often the two are interlinked. We use two approaches, sometimes within the same session: for physical pain conditions we use myofascial release, triggerpoint therapy, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, advanced soft tissue and massage techniques and finally Pilates movement to bring recovery from pain conditions and syndromes.
For psychological stress and PTSD we use Somatic Experiencing for
repairing dysregulation and returning the nervous system to healthy ‘normal’ levels. We approach panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks, and many other nervous system symptoms by gently adjusting autonomic nervous system dysregulation. We also use NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) and psychoneuroimmunology approaches where appropriate.
Online coaching programmes
Online coaching is helpful for those who do not need one-to-one therapy, particularly during these difficult times of the pandemic. The modules can be accessed in your own time. In these, Anne teaches exactly the same methods for calming the survival brain and creating new, healthy patterns, which she uses with her one-to-one clients.
Overwhelm from events, circumstances or unrelenting stress can leave the brain with survival patterns that are necessary at the time, but not useful any more. For background anxiety, being on “red alert” or an inability to settle or relax fully, click here for the online programme The Calm, Confident Brain, a six-part online coaching programme to access in your own time, in which you learn how to calm and repattern your unconscious brain.
Anne Cheshire is a bodyworker and practitioner in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) and other trauma recovery approaches.
She works one-to-one with those suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Traumatic Stress and related conditions. She also provides online coaching programmes with group support (optional) for those with generalised anxiety, high levels of alert, or lack of self-confidence, which you can access in your own time.