The authors share knowledge and experience about the importance of sensory grounding as a first-response treatment tool for psychological trauma at all levels of individual and group therapy and in all settings. In this article, sensory grounding is discussed as being antecedent to other clinical methods. Empirical research is referenced that supports sensory integration and the use of psychodrama to aid in sensory-based grounding for traumatized clients. Case examples demonstrate how psychodrama can assist clients with childhood trauma to gain ego strength by integrating the safety created by sensory objects and transitioning that into a mindful and resourced consciousness.
Using Psychodrama to Aid Sensory Integration in the Treatment of Early Childhood Trauma
Colleen Baratka, Nicole Martin; Using Psychodrama to Aid Sensory Integration in the Treatment of Early Childhood Trauma. The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy 1 January 2021; 68 (1): 75–88. doi: https://doi.org/10.12926/2161-1947-68.1.75
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