Types of Shock Trauma

Somatic Experiencing makes it clear that the trauma is not in the event, but in the disruption of our (autonomous) nervous system. Yet different types of trauma require a different approach.

Car accidents, falling, whiplash

In these traumas Somatic Experiencing achieves remarkable results. Whiplash complaints often also significantly reduce if they are treated as a traumatic reaction to the accident. This type of accident goes too fast to follow. Yet the body has registered much more than we know. Slowing down the event and calling up natural defense responses is an important step in processing.