The 5 TRM Self-Stabilization Skills
The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is based on teaching people a basic set of self-stabilization skills that help reregulate the nervous system in the wake of upsetting and traumatic experiences. Below are the five biologically based TRM skills that we teach within this model.
Skill 1: Tracking is achieved through observation, self-report by the client, and attunement between the practitioner and client.
Skill 2: Grounding refers to our sense of the present time and space, and is the secure foundation upon which we build our interpersonal relationships.
Skill 3: Resourcing is a technique for focusing awareness on positive experiences—highly valued relationships, fond memories, imagined events—that trigger a sense of well-being.
Skill 4: Resource Intensification refers to the process of helping people enhance the multisensory sensations that arise from paying attention to personal resources.
Skill 5: Shift and Stay is a self-help skill. The client learns to shift attention from distressing sensations that may arise or be triggered during the day to more comforting sensations associated with Grounding and Resourcing, and then stay attuned to the comforting sensations until regulation occurs.
Full article: http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/recentissues/1157-the-language-of-the-nervous-system-