How trauma-informed treatment differs from traditional approaches

How Practical trauma-informed treatment differs from trauma_informed counselling-

Practical Trauma-informed treatment has emerged as a crucial framework for addressing the needs of individuals who have experienced trauma. This approach is similar to trauma-informed counselling but differs in that we are not offering to help you manage or create coping strategies – practical trauma-informed therapy is choosing to processing of trauma at cause. Practical trauma-informed therapy is still maintaining safety, trust and collaboration, with the client. Practical trauma-informed therapy understands the impact of trauma and integrating cultural and gender considerations. The Practical trauma-informed treatment aims to provide more inclusive and sensitive completion of the ‘fight and flight’ response of trauma that often remains trapped in the mind body neural pathways that result in trauma symptoms. Practical trauma-informed therapy helps to resolve the issue at cause.

In this article, we will explore the core principles of Practical trauma-informed treatment, delve into its distinctions from trauma informed counselling approaches, and examine the benefits it offers. We will highlight more recent practical trauma informed treatments, such as Rapid Core Healing, Emotional Mind Integration, Family Constellations, developed by Yildiz Sethi.

This is for those who are:

  • A practitioners seeking information
  • Practitioners seeking the latest in Practical Trauma-Informed Training
  • An individual seeking information on Practical trauma treatment

This article aims to provide valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the practical trauma-informed therapy arena..

What Is Trauma-Informed Counselling?

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Trauma-informed counselling is a holistic approach to therapy that recognizes the widespread impact of trauma and emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for trauma survivors.

Its principles revolve around creating a nurturing and enabling environment that fosters trust and collaboration, acknowledging the survivor’s strengths and resilience. Key components include understanding the neurobiological effects of trauma, promoting a sense of control and choice, and integrating trauma-sensitive practices into all aspects of care.

This approach is crucial in addressing the complex needs of trauma survivors, as it acknowledges the far-reaching consequences of trauma on individuals’ lives, relationships, and overall well-being. By integrating trauma-informed care into therapy, practitioners can effectively support individuals in their journey towards healing and recovery.

What Are The Core Principles Of Trauma-Informed Treatment?

PTrauma-informed treatment operates on several core principles that guide the care and support provided to trauma survivors, integrating insights from neuroscientific research and addressing the complexities of PTSD.


Safety is the foundational principle of trauma-informed care, prioritising physical and emotional safety for trauma survivors accessing trauma-specific services and support.

Recognising the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, establishing a safe environment is crucial in facilitating the healing process. By integrating safety protocols and creating a secure space, trauma survivors can feel a sense of control, trust, and enablement. This emphasis on safety fosters a therapeutic setting where survivors can explore their experiences and emotions with a greater sense of security.

Safety as a core principle in trauma-informed treatment ensures that individuals are respected, valued, and supported throughout their recovery journey.

Trustworthiness and Transparency

Trustworthiness and transparency form the basis of trauma-informed therapy, fostering collaborative and enabling relationships between trauma survivors and their care providers.

This emphasis on trust and transparency is pivotal in establishing a safe and supportive environment that enables trauma survivors to feel validated and understood. The cultivation of trust within the therapeutic relationship allows survivors to gradually explore and process their trauma, knowing that they are in a space where they are valued and respected.

Moreover, transparency plays a crucial role in enabling survivors by involving them in the decision-making process and keeping them informed about the interventions and therapeutic approaches. This collaborative approach not only enhances their engagement but also contributes to their sense of agency and control over their healing journey.

Peer Support

Peer support plays a pivotal role in trauma recovery, offering trauma survivors a sense of community and understanding as they navigate the complexities of PTSD and trauma healing.

Through peer support, individuals are able to connect with others who have experienced similar traumatic events, providing a safe space for them but NOT to share their experiences and emotions. If they share their experiences – it could end up re-trumatising themselves as well as traumatising their peer support. This shared understanding fosters a sense of belonging and validation, which are crucial for building resilience providing they don’t share their trauma.

PTSD can often lead to feelings of isolation and alienation, but peer support offers a platform for survivors to feel less alone in their journey towards healing. By exchanging coping strategies, encouragement, and empathy, individuals can gain valuable insights and emotional support, enabling them to navigate the challenges of PTSD more effectively.

Collaboration and Mutuality

Collaboration and mutuality are central to trauma training, promoting enablement and shared decision-making between trauma survivors and their care providers.

By fostering collaboration and mutuality, trauma training acknowledges the expertise and agency of trauma survivors, leading to a more enabling and respectful approach to their care. It creates a space for open dialogue and partnerships, giving survivors a voice in their recovery process. This approach encourages care providers to actively listen and engage with survivors, promoting a sense of mutuality and respect.

Empowerment, Voice, and Choice

Empowerment, voice, and choice are fundamental aspects of practical trauma-informed training, aiming to amplify trauma survivors’ autonomy and decision-making in their healing process.

This emphasis on enablement acknowledges the significance of validating survivors’ experiences and enabling them to reclaim their sense of agency. By offering a platform for their voice to be heard and choices to be honoured, trauma survivors can actively participate in shaping their recovery journey.

The integration of enablement, voice, and choice in training programs helps trainees to understand this aspect. This creates an environment where survivors feel valued, creating a space for meaningful engagement and progress.

Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

Addressing cultural, historical, and gender issues is integral to trauma-informed practice, acknowledging the diverse experiences and needs of trauma survivors within specific cultural and gender contexts.

Understanding the cultural and historical influences that shape individuals’ experiences of trauma is crucial for providing effective and inclusive care. Recognising how gender roles and expectations impact the manifestation and disclosure of trauma is essential in tailoring support and interventions.

The intersection of cultural, historical, and gender factors greatly affects the accessibility and effectiveness of trauma-informed services, emphasizing the need for culturally sensitive approaches and gender-responsive practices to truly address the complex needs of trauma survivors.

How Does Practical Trauma-Informed Treatment Differ From Trauma-Informed Counselling?

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Practical Trauma-informed treatment sets itself apart from trauma-informed counselling by the fact it works at cause to resolve the trauma with processes such as Family Constellations, Rapid Core Healing and Emotional Mind Integration.

This approach still acknowledges that trauma can significantly affect an individual’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being, requiring specialised care. Trauma-informed counselling, which often focus solely on symptoms, Practical trauma-informed treatment seeks to create a safe environment, builds trust, and enables survivors by involving them in the decision-making process. By recognising the interconnectedness of trauma and social injustice, it addresses systemic and environmental factors contributing to the survivors’ experiences. It acknowledges the uniqueness of every survivor’s story and provides personalised, compassionate care.

The main difference between practical trauma-informed therapy and trauma-informed counselling is that the practical trauma-informed therapy works at cause to resolve the issue causing the trauma quickly,gently and safely.

Feeling Of Justice with Practical Trauma Informed Treatment

Practical trauma-informed modalities such as Rapid Core Healing, Emotional Mind Integration and Family Constellation engender a feeling of justice and validation.

A trauma solicitor once told me “I can win money for my clients but my clients always feel they have not had justice”.

What Are The Benefits Of Trauma-Informed Treatment?

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Trauma-informed counselling offers a range of benefits for trauma survivors, including improved treatment outcomes, increased client satisfaction, and reduced risk of re-traumatisation probably aligning with most government’s strategies for trauma care..

By prioritizing the understanding of trauma’s impact on individuals and applying this knowledge to treatment, trauma-informed approaches can create a safe and supportive environment for survivors. This approach fosters a sense of enablement and autonomy, enabling individuals to actively participate in their healing process.

It helps in building trust and rapport between clients and their providers, leading to higher satisfaction and better treatment compliance. The implementation of trauma-informed care also contributes to the prevention of re-traumatisation by promoting sensitivity, empathy, and respect within the therapeutic relationship.

Improved Treatment Outcomes

Trauma-informed therapy contributes to significantly improved treatment outcomes for trauma survivors, aligning with the effectiveness of trauma-specific services in addressing complex trauma-related symptoms and experiences.

Implementing trauma-informed therapy involves creating a safe and supportive environment that prioritizes trust, collaboration, and enablement. By recognizing the pervasive impact of trauma, this approach enables therapists to tailor treatment plans to individual needs, promoting a sense of safety and control.

Moreover, trauma-informed therapy emphasises the importance of understanding the interconnectedness of trauma symptoms, addressing not only the psychological aspects but also considering the physical, emotional, and relational implications. This holistic approach contributes to the comprehensive healing of trauma survivors, fostering resilience and recovery.

Trauma-informed counselling leads to increased Client Satisfaction

Trauma-informed care leads to increased client satisfaction among trauma survivors, fostering a sense of validation, understanding, and effective support in addressing the complexities of PTSD and trauma recovery.

Key factors contributing to the efficacy of trauma-informed care include:

  • The emphasis on creating a safe and supportive environment.
  • Prioritising the individual’s autonomy and choices.
  • Recognising the widespread impact of trauma on an individual’s life.

By integrating trauma-informed care principles into various aspects of service delivery, such as healthcare, social services, and criminal justice, organisations can significantly enhance the overall well-being and recovery of trauma survivors.

Practical trauma-informed therapy goes further

in working on at cause issue helping clients to recover from their trauma which leads to further satisfaction.

Reduced Risk of Re-traumatisation

Practical trauma-informed therapy significantly reduce the risk of re-traumatisation for trauma survivors, fostering a safe and supportive environment for trauma recovery within trauma therapy settings.

By prioritising a deep understanding of the impacts of trauma, practical trauma-informed therapy equip professionals with the necessary tools to create a space that acknowledges the vulnerabilities of trauma survivors and to be able to handle trauma. They are taught practical trauma-informed techniques to reduce the chance of a client going into trauma. Practitioners are also taught how to bring the client out of trauma should they get into it. Prevention is the main thing.

Practical trauma-informed therapy

The approach of practical trauma-informed therapy’s integration of trauma-informed care into therapy settings can lead to improved outcomes and an environment that promotes recovery.

This approach goes beyond simply addressing symptoms, instead focusing on holistic healing and building resilience by examining the at cause issue.

More Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Care

Trauma-informed practice promotes more inclusive and culturally sensitive care for trauma survivors, recognising and addressing the diverse cultural, historical, and gender factors that influence trauma experiences and healing.

Family Constellations is suitable for this as it specalises in systemic, culture and community and generational trauma.

Practical trauma-informed therapies

Recent advancements in trauma therapies have focused on innovative approaches such as Rapid Core Healing, presenting promising avenues for trauma survivors to address underlying emotional wounds and to promote holistic healing.

These innovative approaches have garnered attention for their potential to expedite the healing process by targeting the core of the trauma, and facilitating emotional release and integration.

Rapid Core Healing techniques, rooted in neuroscience and somatic experiencing, offer trauma survivors an opportunity to reestablish a sense of safety and connection within themselves, paving the way for profound transformation and growth.

The emphasis on holistic healing in trauma therapies underscores the importance of addressing not only the psychological but also the physical and spiritual aspects of trauma, fostering comprehensive and enduring recovery.

Rapid Core Healing (RCH)

RCH emerges as a transformative approach in trauma recovery, integrating Emotional Mind Integration(EMI) and Family Constellations'(FC) techniques to address deep-rooted emotional wounds and support trauma survivors’ resilience.

This innovative method emphasises the integration of somatic experiencing, to enable individuals to access and process traumatic memories, fostering a sense of enablement and self-regulation. Rapid Core Healing acknowledges the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, promoting holistic healing and enhancing emotional resilience.

Emotional Mind Integration (EMI)

EMI stands as a powerful tool in trauma therapy, incorporating personal approaches to support trauma survivors in exploring and healing their personal aspects of their trauma.

The Emotional Mind Integration delves into the resilience and resouces of the client and emotional states, offering a holistic perspective on individual’s trauma. Therapists employing Emotional Mind Integration facilitate healing at the individual level. Emotional Mind Integration encourages deep healing and transformation, breaking the cycle of blame and re-living the trauma.

EMI uses hypnosis in dealing with the trauma with a structure/process that is repeatable. In the training Yildiz teaches these techniques. The trainee does not have to be a hypnotherapist to learn the process.

Family Constellations

Family constellations offer trauma survivors a unique approach to trauma recovery, with specialist trauma therapist Yildiz Sethi providing insights and support in exploring family dynamics and healing intergenerational trauma.

The Family Constellations delves into the interconnectedness of past experiences and current emotional states, offering a holistic perspective on individual and collective trauma. This approach recognizes the intergenerational impact of trauma, acknowledging how unresolved experiences can reverberate through family systems. Through systemic approaches, therapists employing facilitate healing not only at the individual level but also within the broader context of familial and societal dynamics. By working with the client’s family system, including ancestors and inherited traumas, Family Constellations encourages deep healing and transformation, breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

This therapeutic modality allows individuals to gain a deeper understanding of how their family system impacts their emotional well-being, enabling them to recognize and resolve deep-rooted traumas. By participating in Family Constellations, individuals can gain insight into inherited patterns, unresolved conflicts, and hidden systemic dynamics that contribute to their trauma.

The expertise of Yildiz Sethi in guiding clients through these revelations facilitates a transformative healing process and fosters resilience in addressing complex trauma in a gentle, safe and effective way.

Specialist trauma therapist Yildiz Sethi

The specialist trauma therapist Yildiz Sethi offers specialised expertise in trauma recovery, providing trauma survivors with tailored support and innovative interventions to facilitate healing and resilience by dealing with at cause issue.

With a deep understanding of the complex nature of trauma, Yildiz Sethi employs a range of evidence-based approaches and therapeutic modalities to address the specific needs and challenges faced by each individual. Her profound knowledge in trauma recovery enables her to create a safe and supportive environment for clients, enabling them to process their experiences and embark on a transformative healing journey. Through her innovative interventions, Yildiz Sethi fosters resilience and enables survivors to reclaim their lives beyond the constraints of their past traumas.

She comes from a scientific background. When she left school she became a laboratory technician at Birmingham University carrying out research. Yildiz became a senior science school teacher and then went into counselling. She has a Masters in Counselling and taught at ACAP for many years. Yildiz has been working in this field for 24 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Practical trauma-informed treatment and trauma-informed counselling?

Practical Trauma-informed treatment deals with the at cause issue to resolve the trauma.

How does Practical trauma-informed treatment approach trauma differently?

Trauma-informed treatment recognises that trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. It focuses on providing support, validation, and empowerment to help individuals heal and move forward.

Practical trauma-informed therapy helps to overcome the trauma by dealing with the cause.

How does Practical trauma-informed treatment address the root causes of trauma?

Trauma-informed treatment aims to address the underlying causes of trauma, rather than just managing the symptoms. This can involve exploring the individual’s past experiences and helping them develop coping strategies to manage any ongoing effects of trauma and possibly overcome the trauma and live a “normal” life.

What are some common techniques used in trauma-informed treatment?

Some common techniques used in trauma-informed treatment include cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness practices, and somatic experiencing. These techniques aim to help individuals process their trauma and develop healthy coping skills.

Specialists , such as Yildiz, use other techniques such as Rapid Core Healing, Emotional Mind Integration and Family Constellations.

How can a trauma-informed approach benefit individuals seeking treatment?

A trauma-informed approach can benefit individuals seeking treatment by providing a safe and supportive environment where they can heal from their past experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms or recover from their trauma. It also helps to build trust and empower individuals in their healing journey.

Ready for change

This is a difficult one. You need to be ready for change because no matter how good a process is – if you are not ready for change then it will not happen. Sometimes you may become the trauma and it is who you are – your identity. Once you get to the point when you don’t want to suffer with this a moment longer – you are ready to discover the new you. 

You can contact Yildiz via the contact page of Rapid Core Healing.
if you would like a session or are interested in certificate trauma-informed training.

Yildiz uses these modalities for Trauma-Informed Treatment:

  • Rapid Core Healing
  • Emotional Mind Integration
  • Family Constellations

These treatments are safe, effective and do not re-traumatise you. They are quick, safe and effective.

Make your choices Here:

Check out Yildiz’s video on the home page of Emotional Mind Integration HERE

How can Rapid Core Healing help me video HERE

About Trauma-Informed Treatment/Therapy HERE

Read  About Trauma-Informed therapy in Family Constellations  HERE

Trauma-Informed Cert

Make your choices Here:

Check out Yildiz’s video on the home page of Emotional Mind Integration HERE

How can Rapid Core Healing help me video HERE

About Trauma-Informed Treatment/Therapy HERE

Read  About Trauma-Informed therapy in Family Constellations  HERE

Trauma-Informed Certificate Training HERE