Freedom from Trauma is an innovative holistic guide to help you heal from trauma and support you in moving into the wholeness and fullness of who you are. In this book, Kristina Lea and Heather Ensworth, Ph.D. have combined their personal and professional experiences (of over 50 years) to share their ever-deepening understanding of the process of healing. They present an approach that is called the ARCH model that consists of four primary components for the recovery from trauma:
- Alignment: Connecting with inner stillness and aligning with your true self
- Relationship: How to find and develop healing relationships in your life
- Consciousness: Bringing into awareness the hidden and lost aspects of yourself
- Healing: Practical ways to heal on all levels and how to integrate a new sense of self
This model includes many aspects of psychological approaches to trauma therapy such as the importance of a healing relationship, as well as how to increase emotional self-regulation and how to work on the developmental impacts of trauma. It also incorporates ways to regain a strong sense of self and heal patterns in relationships.