Trauma Therapy

Dear Readers,

The therapy links, posted below, do not imply an endorsement of either method or provider by Survivors Empowered. They are provided as a jumping off point for consideration, and potential resources for you. However, we and others have had personal experiences that make us believe in the power of support, sometimes professional. 

If you have never had therapy before but want to give it a try, do not feel like you must stick with the very first therapist you meet [with]. Often, it may take several tries to find a therapist who is the best fit for you, and the treatment type that will be most suitable. The number of sessions you need or want will be variable as well. 

Mindfulness Meditation 

This tool helps people experience their feelings through a heightened attention to them, and helps them dispel the negative. It is a stress-reduction technique that has been of great use to many trauma survivors.


The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine, CA

Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center

Insight Community of the Desert, Palm Springs / Coachella Valley, CA


Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD

Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine
by Saki Santorelli (Current director of the programs at UMASS CFM)

Self-Compassion The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
by Kristin Neff, PhD

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions
by Christopher Germer, PhD


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched psychotherapy method to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

Click Here to learn more about EMDR and to find EMDR therapists

Somatic Experience

Somatic Experiencing International is the leading authority on the SE™ method and is a major provider of training and educational programs. SE is a body-oriented therapeutic model to heal trauma and other stress disorders. 

Click Here to learn more and see a directory of Somatic Experience therapists.


Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.  David Grand, Ph.D.  is the originator of Brainspotting (BSP).

Click Here to learn more and find Brainspotting therapists.



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