May you have a holiday filled with Joy, Happiness and Peace.
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CEUs are now available for our upcoming Workshop September 8, 10, 11 in LA.
My bestselling book “Beyond the Trauma Vortex Into the Healing Vortex: A Guide for You” is now available on Kindle ebooks.
Great News About our Research
Somatic Experiencing for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
A Randomized Controlled Outcome Study.
This study presents the first randomized controlled study evaluating the effectiveness Somatic Experiencing (SE), an integrative body-focused therapy for treating people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sixty-three participants meeting DSM IV-TR full criteria for PTSD were included. Baseline clinical interviews (SCID for general psychiatric disorders and CAPS for PTSD) and self-report measures (PDS for posttraumatic symptoms, CES-D for depression) were completed by all participants, who were then randomly assigned to study (n=33) or waitlist (n=30) groups. Study participants began 15 weekly SE sessions, while waitlist participants waited the same period of time, after which the second evaluation was conducted. All participants were evaluated a third time after an additional 15 weeks, during which time the waitlist group received SE therapy. Pre-treatment evaluation showed no significant differences between groups. Mixed model linear regression analysis showed significant intervention effects for posttraumatic symptoms severity (Cohen’s d 0.94-1.26) and depression (Cohen’s d 0.7-1.08) both pre-post and pre-follow-up. This first SE randomized controlled study shows positive results indicating SE may be an effective therapy method for PTSD. Further research is needed to understand who shall benefit most from this treatment modality.