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May 24, 2019

PART 1 : Experiential Therapy: How it Accesses the Right Brain in Therapy

Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez has worked in the mental health and human services field for over 20 years. Serving as a pastor, chaplain, drug and alcohol counsellor, mental health...

Carlos Martinez presenting at iCAAD London 2019.

Many of the wounds people sustain in developmental trauma occur when the right brain is developing, which is tied to the autonomic nervous system and the polyvagal nervous system. While talk therapy can be helpful in recovery from trauma and addiction, many of the therapies we employ as practitioners can be improved upon by using techniques that access the right side of the brain, where the original traumas occurred.