The Repair of Early Trauma: A Bottom Up Approach

This illustration is taken from the Our Story page of the Beacon House website. The page is written by the Clinical Director and Founder, Dr Shoshanah Lyons.

‘Told to us through the voices of children, this unique animation teaches us that by putting together the seven-piece jigsaw puzzle of ‘Developmental Trauma’, we can understand how a child’s adverse childhood experiences have shaped their emotional world and outward behaviour. Once we understand this, we can then work with a child to help them with their developmental trauma using an innovative therapeutic approach called the ‘Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics’. This model recovers and repairs each part of a child’s brain in a specific, phased and effective order.’ Beacon House

I am not only really impressed by the film below, which is based on the ideas of leading trauma healing experts Bruce Perry and Bessel van der Kolk, but deeply touched by the maker’s approach of using children’s voices. Well done the team at Beacon House in the UK. You can read more about this team here.

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