Transforming Touch

Transforming Touch® is an attachment-focused, neuro-physiological treatment utilizing hands-on healing for Developmental Trauma. Transforming Touch® crosses the barriers of non-verbal and recognizes that through regulation, the client can begin to change their story about their non-verbal, early trauma and gain greater capacity.

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) training: An Integrative Neurodevelopmental Approach to the treatment of Developmental Trauma uses Transforming Touch® to activate change.

This training (TEB) includes working with primitive reflexes, learning the language of early trauma, working with physiological regulation, understanding the neuro-sequential development of the brain, working with survival parts, understanding attachment in the somatic relationship, and more.

“Where intention goes, energy flows” is a key principle in Transforming Touch®.

Co-regulation through touch is part of healthy human development and connection. We can support regulation in the nervous system and facilitate mind/body connection when we show up with non-intrusive touch support. Even if we are guiding a client to touch their own face, or arms or heart, touch is awakening our connections to the sensation of grounding, boundary formation, development of safety, and will support attachment ruptures. In a therapeutic setting, touch can restore nervous system regulation. Therapeutic touch reduces cortisol production and increases oxytocin. Untreated trauma that is pre-verbal is held in the implicit processes of the body. Co-regulation occurs when two people are connected via some form of touch, even intentional touch. This provides tools to build resiliency and self-regulation when disturbances occurred in utero, at birth, or before age three.

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Stephen Terrell and Kathy Kain co-wrote Nurturing Resilience. Here is an interview about how this book supports understanding Early Developmental Trauma, Attachment issues, and physiological impacts of early trauma.
Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma–An Integrative Somatic Approach
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Here is the link to the interview about the book’s material.
Nurturing Resilience: A dialogue with Kathy L Kain YouTube