Preventing Medical Trauma for Children: A Presentation for Families & Professionals
This is a presentation for families and professionals working with children & adults. For Children, medical procedures are usually marked by high arousal states triggered by feelings of being scared and overwhelmed.
Children may transition from a Fight/Flight" mode to a "Freeze" response. The autonomic nervous system may store these experiences as unconscious body memories. This lecture will illustrate Somatic Experiencing (SE) strategies for parents and professionals to use in order to prevent dysregulation, dissociation and the sense of disempowerment often experienced in medical procedures.