How We Work With Trauma at Syrona

Trauma survivors face a range of challenges in their lives, both emotional and physical.

Trauma can affect people in many ways, including:

  • Changes in behavior
  • Difficulties in relationships, and
  • Loss of interest in things once enjoyed

It causes emotional pain, feelings of guilt and shame, and can leave you disconnected and isolated from loved ones and friends.

I’m Sandy Waite, a trauma-trained therapist here at Syrona. In this article, I’m going to walk you through 3 ways trauma-based therapy is NOT the same as talk therapy.

Then, I’ll share with you the 3 stages of the Syrona Method for healing from trauma.


Here are the 3 Ways Trauma-based Therapy is not the same as Talk Therapy:

First, trauma-based therapy peels the onion- this means we identify the source of your trauma.

Second, trauma-based therapy focuses on your mind and the body, not just the intellectual side.

Third, trauma-based therapy emphasizes getting you back into an integrated, regulated state of being.

    Here at Syrona, our trauma therapy combines evidence based techniques with compassion, empathy and a client-centered approach. And with the extended time of multiple-day intensives, we work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

    Here are the 3 stages of the Syrona Method to help those with trauma:

    Stage 1: Timeline Review

    This is where we identify not only the source of the trauma, but our psychological and emotional strengths and vulnerabilities.

    At the end of this stage, we create a personal “blueprint” that provides us the information we need to move to stage two.


    Stage 2: The Work

    At this stage we customize our extensive trauma-based knowledge to your unique needs. This typically lasts 2 or 3 days depending on the counseling retreat.

    Using experiential techniques and interventions, our focus is to integrate and regulate your body and mind to support the healing process.


    Stage 3: Your New Integrated Self

    This final stage is where we get to practice and strengthen your new ability to self-regulate.

    With role plays and other experiential techniques, you will “try out” new ways of responding, not reacting, to the current events in your life.


    Here at Syrona, we are like a guide on your healing journey, providing the expertise and training to transform rigid emotional patterns to new, flexible ones.

    We use state-of-the-art, science-backed methods for healing trauma, and we customize what we do to your unique needs.

    So, if you are struggling with the emotional wounds of unhealed trauma, click the link below to schedule a consultation today. We are here to help.


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