The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) helps clients restore balance and a sense of resilience even in the face of difficult emotions. Through processing that is done in session as well as skills that are taught, clients become better able to deal with symptoms of trauma as they arise. The mind and body have a natural way of dealing with fear and danger and this can become high-jacked or ultra-sensitive after experiencing a trauma. Learning about how your nervous system responds can help you to connect with inner resources during the times when you need to feel more grounded and balanced.
Elaine-Miller Karas, LCSW developed this approach along with Laurie Leithch, Ph.D.. As it has evolved over the years, it has come to encompass a set of nine skills that allow clients to better regulate their emotional and physical responses to thoughts and experiences. In session, the skills are taught and used by the therapist to guide a client through the process and restore a greater level of internal balance, presence and resilience.