Trauma Therapy and Treatment insights and information from Margaret Vasquez, Director of the TRAC (Trauma Resolution and Connection) Program

  • What Treatment Does

    https://youtu.be/oQeJvuJDVXYThis video gives an explanation of this method of treatment.     Read More and View Video...

  • What Trauma Does

    https://youtu.be/Ot86uhb37R8Watch this video for an explanation of the effects of trauma.   Read More and View Video...

  • Margaret Vasquez interview with Jon Loufman

    Margaret Vasquez interview with Jon Loufman on Living the Word (Audio)  Read More and View Video...

  • The Story of Trauma - Part 1

    A lot of times, the symptoms don't really start to manifest themselves until even weeks or months after the events themselves. Normally what we go off is based on symptoms and usually those sort of symptoms are broken down into three main clusters in regards to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Read More and View Video...

  • The Story of Trauma - Part 2

    Since the two sides aren't working together very well, that experience, that emotionally painful experience they went through, doesn't become verbally coding because they're on two different sides of the brain and so the person still has that real visceral emotional memory but without any verbal coding by which to be able to communicate it to anybody else in their life or even to make sense of it themselves.  Read More and View Video...

  • What Trauma Is and Is Not - Part 1

    If it's a very, very negative, enough so as to make the event traumatizing, then what happens is with that left side constricted. The right side encodes the memory all by itself, which leads it to be encoded in a way where it feels very disconnected and very kind of scrambled, not very sequential. And it leaves an emotional impression as though the event is happening right now even decades later.  Read More and View Video...

  • What Trauma Is and Is Not - Part 2

    The ability of the right side of the brain to envision things are so powerful. I think that's a lot of times how we use it in meditation and contemplation... or at least in meditation, you know, picturing things, envisioning things. But when what's stored in the right side of the brain is a picture of our self as a victim, as powerless, then that becomes what we act out of instead of the picture of our self as strong and courageous and accomplished.  Read More and View Video...

  • The Brain Function and Trauma - Part 1

    A lot of times, songs or art or any kind of different artist works are done based off of different events that people have gone through. Often times people's trauma stories are told through their art of through their music, but a lot of times it's told by acting it out. Usually with children, we refer to that as acting out. A lot times you see it in that way. But this is how the brain is supposed to function. The left side and the right side, the tasks that they do, and because we have the area together in the middle of the corpus callosum that connects the two sides, we're able to use both sides together in an integrated way.  Read More and View Video...

  • The Brain Function and Trauma - Part 2

    What happens is you get yourself reconnected to the logical side of your brain because it gets you back connected to the here and now instead of the there and then of either past traumatic experiences or future panic things that you're picturing in your brain, the traumas that you don't want to experience.  Read More and View Video...

  • The Traumatized Person in Relationship - Part 1

    If the person has a part of themselves that's disassociated, which is essentially disconnected and cut off from their true self, that part of themselves that really is there, that really is compassionate, courageous, confident, and competent, if that part is cut off from that part of themselves that's very fearful, and I say fearful because fear is in a lot of ways that fundamental emotion that gets locked up in the association with the trauma. When that happens, the traumatized part of the self often times because the person sees something in another person that looks familiar or feels familiar. A lot of times a traumatized person's drawn into a relationship with another traumatized person.  Read More and View Video...

  • The Traumatized Person in Relationship - Part 2

    In this second dynamic it's where the traumatized, fearful, more regressed, if you will, part of the person is relating to and is related to by the other person who is relating more out of the part of themselves that may very well be their true self. It's the more competent part of their personality. It may not be their actual true self. It maybe another part that's overly controlling. But what is set up there is a recipe for dependency and control where if I'm the traumatized person and I'm looking to you to be the wise one and to help me feel safe.  Read More and View Video...

  • Trauma Therapy Healing and Hope - Part 1

    By getting all these random disconnected bits and pieces of information together story boarded, which is how the drawing is done. By doing that you're drawing those disconnected bits and pieces of information together into an orderly, sequential, logical format, and then when we go back through each picture and write down all the emotions and thoughts and feelings and body sensations that we're associated with each particular frame of the story that helps it to give a robo coding.  Read More and View Video...

  • Trauma Therapy Healing and Hope - Part 2

    Thorough understanding of the traumatized person is provided for the family system so that they can understand and receive this person in as a new person without still having the same expectations that they had presented before, not still expecting them to be oppositional or argumentative. Giving them the chance to be free.  Read More and View Video...

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