What is Trauma Recovery Coaching?

Trauma Recovery Coaching is a somatic therapy form where you through your mind and body can arrive home again.
We work with nervous system regulation and from a trauma informed perspective when we navigate in conversations and exercises. We can work from a body-mind perspective as well as from a mind-body perspective depending on where you are at in your healing journey.

I work with you as your peer, embodying healthy responses, attunement and boundaries. I offer psychoeducation and resources for you to understand your situation and your bodily responses in new ways. One part of the coaching is about the relationship that we build together and how you can heal through healthy relating. Another part of the coaching (depending on your situation) might be to inform you about trauma responses, symptoms, common reactions and patterns and how you with new knowledge and awareness can recover from past experiences.

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Therapy vs. Trauma Recovery Coaching

Therapy processes past traumas while our coaching model look at how past traumas might still show up in your daily life. Both therapy and coaching helps the client to adress behaviours, patterns, survival mechanisms and other responses that may be important to look at.
Both listen and support their clients through past and current events and will be presented to different options to explore.

So what's the difference then?
A therapist takes on a medical approach, can prescribe medication and diagnose clients. A coach has more of a support model of care. As a coach, I approach symptoms differently. I look at symptoms as coping mechanisms and strategies for survival rather than symptoms of illnesses, which also mean that it is possible to heal, recover and transform these symptoms and live a different life on other premises.

Just like a personal trainer a coach support, cheer on and champion a client to set personal goals and help reach them in recovering from past trauma and life setbacks.
A trauma informed coach, I have knowledge about the effects that trauma might have on the body, mind and soul.
I also have knowledge of different techniques and tools that can help to release stored traumas in the body in safe ways.

You can look at therapists, psychiatrists and other types of licensed mental health professionals as trauma surgeons that helps the client to process the physical impact that their past trauma may have had. Coaches are the second stage, and aid trauma survivors both as a peer and as a supporter to reach their personal goals for their own recovery.
As a coach, I provide a safe relationship for clients to re-discover themselves and over time to reconnect with another person and later on ultimately themselves.

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What does a session look like?

The first few sessions is for us to get to know each other and go through some intakes. The intakes is about your daily life right now, what you may be processing at the moment and also to set up a self-care plan and maybe some personal goals, (if that is something you would like to set up).

A session runs between 60-120 minutes depending on your needs.
If you would like a longer session than 60 minutes, please reach out or book double sessions in the schedule.

The sessions are always client led and we do things your way and in your speed. We take all the time you need to open up and there is never a rush in the coaching room to tell your whole story to me. As a Trauma Recovery Coach and fellow trauma survivor, I am fully aware that talking about past events may bring up very strong emotions and responses, even if we have been processing them in therapy before.

I walk with you on your healing journey and I may suggest tools or exercises for you, after having your consent.
Many trauma survivors has never felt their own power and can easily give their healing power away - wishing someone else to "fix" them. That is (especially) why I always ask for consent and always suggest and not tell you what to do.
A big part of healing is to realise what a tremendous healing power that lays within you.

Who is it for?

Trauma Recovery Coaching is for anyone that has, in some way, processed their trauma(s) and are ready to keep embarking on their healing journey with support by their side from a peer that also have been through similar experiences. The coaching is all about connecting first and foremost with yourself and others. Do you feel called?
Reach out to me for a free discovery call!

Are you still in therapy?
That's OK. It is common for a Trauma Recovery Coach to work alongside therapists, at least in the United States and the UK. Since a coach do not process trauma or work in the same way a therapist do, I would not say that the sessions collides in any way. It can even be beneficial depending on where you are on your journey. I encourage you to ask yourself rather than ask someone outside of yourself. If you would like to talk with me about it, I am fully here for you.

What does trauma mean?

Trauma is defined from the perspective of the individual. That means that one event can be traumatic to one person, but not to another. Below follows a few common elements for trauma:

1. The person feels that they are powerless to control the circumstance or event,
2. The circumstance/event is either frightening to the person and/or perceived as frightening (called a moral injury),
3. The circumstance or event changes the person's beliefs about themselves, the world and their interactions with the world.

Example of circumstances or events that can result in trauma:

- Emotional neglect or abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Violence (physically or verbally)
- Natural disasters
- Accidents
- Being bullied

Would you like to know more?

If you have any questions about me or my offerings, feel free to contact me. As a trauma informed coach,
I know how important it is to feel safe, especially in a state of trying something new or getting to know a new practioner.