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Trauma-Informed Treatment

Mirasol specializes in trauma-informed treatment of eating disorders because of the high percentage of clients who present with a history of unresolved trauma including including neglect, sexual assault, sexual harassment, physical abuse and emotional abuse and bullying.

Mirasol addresses trauma through a series of well-recognized therapeutic intervention including Somatic Experiencing and TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercise).

Additional trauma modalities include polarity therapy, Reiki, cranial sacral therapy and yoga.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic or Body Oriented Psychotherapy, encourages the "communication" of experience between the mind and the body, allowing greater understanding of the issues and enabling sustainable movement towards greater health and wellbeing.

It is a therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client's perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).

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TRE (Tension + Trauma Releasing Exercises)

TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assists the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. The exercises are simple, easy to learn and safely elicit a natural reflex mechanism of shaking and/or vibrating that calms the nervous system. TRE was developed over 20 years ago from Dr. David Bercelli's work with large traumatized communities in the Middle East and Africa. His observations led him to understand that this shaking or vibrating is the body's built-in healing mechanism to quiet the mind and release chronic tension.

We learn through social cues to turn off this natural shaking mechanism, but in extreme cases it's nearly impossible (for good reasons) to control the body's natural response to trauma or stress. Perhaps you've experienced the aftershock from a car accident so intensely that you "shook like a leaf". Or, after your body rushed to escape danger, you quivered with fear. This shaking mechanism is wired into our nervous systems to release what is no longer necessary once the body is out of harm's way. We refer to TRE as a self-healing technique because we induce the therapeutic tremor in a safe environment on our own schedule. Once we learn how to safely and effectively elicit the therapeutic tremor on a regular basis, we are more accepting of our body's natural response to stress.

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