The following is from a keynote given at the 2nd International Conference on Addictions & Psychiatry, 2023. A brief description of somatic/psychic interventions is presented, and the common healing elements of these treatment are described. They are resourcing, titration, dyadic neural processing, and repeated exposures over time to facilitate the encoding of new positive neural pathways. A case study is presented illustrating how the therapeutic relationship intersects with the interventions during the treatment of trauma, especially developmental trauma.
Keywords: Post Traumatic Stress, addiction, EMDR, Brain Spotting, Somatic Experiencing, Bioenergetics, resourcing, titration, dyadic neural processing, Ebbinghaus forgetting curve.