Trauma Recovery Resources

 
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Kila Hilman, MA, LPCC

Kila Hillman MA, LPCC received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2011.  Kila has extensive post graduate studies in attachment and trauma based psychotherapies; The Healing in Resonance Approach; an attachment and  trauma based treatment modality for children and families developed by Michele Coleman PhD, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy  (AEDP); an attachment and trauma based treatment modality for adults and couples developed by Diana Fosha PhD, Brainspotting; a trauma  treatment for children and adults developed by David Grand PhD. and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), a multi-cultural trauma treatment model  for children and adults developed by the Trauma Resource Institute.  http://www.kilahillman.net/

 
 
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Serving Those Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse And Other Traumas

Solace Crisis Treatment Center is here to respond to the needs of individuals who are in crisis or suffering from trauma. We are a state-of-the-art non-profit agency, located in Santa Fe, combining the healing power and life changing services of a specialized clinical team, advocacy center, and education and prevention experts to help survivors and our community restore strength in the face of adversity. Our Center provides a safe place to receive evidence-based services including therapy for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, victim advocacy and primary prevention programs. Solace serves Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties and central northern New Mexico. We serve individuals from San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque and Santo Domingo pueblos. 1-800-721-7273 http://www.findsolace.org/

 
Bessel van der Kolk is Medical Director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. He’s also a professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. His books include Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body and Society and The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Bessel van der Kolk is Medical Director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. He’s also a professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. His books include Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body and Society and The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

"How Trauma Lodges in the Body" Podcast

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he’s learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life. 

 
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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

 A New York Times Science Bestseller

“Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read. . . . The struggle and resilience of [van der Kolk’s] patients is very moving.” —New Scientist


A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing

 
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

 
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Yoga and Qigong recommended by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Excerpt from On Being Podcast.  "Yoga turned out to be a very wonderful method for traumatized people to activate exactly the areas of cautiousness, areas of the brain, the areas of your mind that you need in order to regain ownership over yourself. I don’t think that yoga would be the only way to do it, or I think if you only do yoga, that you can totally take care of it.

But yoga, to my mind, is an important component of an overall healing program and, again, not only yoga. You could do maybe martial arts or qigong, but something that engages your body in a very mindful and purposeful way — with a lot of attention to breathing in particular — resets some critical brain areas that get very disturbed by trauma."

 
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The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

The mission of the Trauma Center is to help individuals, families and communities that have been impacted by trauma and adversity to re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in the world, and to provide them with state-of-the-art therapeutic care as they reclaim, rebuild, and renew their lives.

Through our integrative engagement in clinical service, research, and training, our mission is to ensure that everyone impacted by complex trauma has the chance to thrive.

The core of our work is our longstanding leadership in the development, adaptation, careful evaluation and advancement of innovative and proven approaches to trauma recovery and personal growth for children and adults. We strive to have the broadest reach, from serving individuals in our local communities to providing training and consultation on a national and international level to multidisciplinary providers, to worldwide dissemination of research publications and clinical resources.  

Trauma Center Resources for Adults, Children, Families and First Responders

Links to Other Resources