Deep Brain Reorienting
Many who have done trauma work can still have some unhealed residual distress that “just won’t budge.” We can still have a deep sense of aloneness and emotional pain, that we know is there, feels hard to heal, but still impacts our day-to-day lives
Deep Brain Reorienting Therapy (DBR) may just be the answer. DBR is a new and innovative trauma therapy emerging from Glasgow, Scotland. Created by Psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Corrigan, DBR is a brainstem-focused treatment modality that seeks to bring a greater sense of ease, relief, and hope to trauma survivors.
With Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) our focus is on healing the unhealed shock that can “stack up” and is believed to contribute to a myriad of symptoms such as pain, distress, hypervigilance, nightmares, anxiety, and fear. Trauma processing via DBR aims to be more “gentle” and less overwhelming. We access and heal an accumulation of moments when we first “clued in ” that something is wrong,” “off,” that “oh no” experience of shock even before our emotions and defenses kick in.
In addition to office-based DBR, I premiered Equine-Assisted DBR, which supports a deepening of the experience when partnering with horses in DBR therapy.