Calming the Nervous System: Another Talk on the Therapy Chat Podcast

calming the nervous system: therapy chat podcast

It was an honor to join Laura Reagan LCSW-C for another talk on her Therapy Chat podcast

In this conversation, Laura and Robyn described what the terms “top-down” and “bottom-up” mean in reference to trauma therapy and how to help survivors heal.

“Bottom-up” therapy always begins with finding and exploring safety and stability for our clients. 

Once there is an established safer foundation, including calmer nervous system, clients can begin to notice what happens for them on the inside or in their body as they are present in current day safety while they process the past.   

Noticing both what you’re thinking and feeling — with support, in small steps — can help trauma survivors manage the sensations without becoming overwhelmed. Check out the podcast episode here.

More Resources

Why a Bottom-Up Approach to Trauma Therapy is So Powerful

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