Collaboration: Healing in Action

Linda Ciotola

I was more than half way thru my journey towards CP in classical psychodrama when a colleague told me about an upcoming workshop on The Therapeutic Spiral Model and the Containing Double . There I experienced  the power of the CD and the  model and decided to pursue TSM training concurrently with finishing my CP training. Along the way I met several fellow trainees who became valued friends and colleagues and learned how the model  provides safety for trauma survivors.

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STAGES OF WORKING THROUGH TRAUMA USING THE THERAPEUTIC SPIRAL MODEL

Ben Rivers, 2016.

The following protocol offers a safe and effective approach for processing trauma and restoring a sense of aliveness and wellbeing to survivors. 

It is essential to note however, that therapeutic benefit can only occur if the Protagonist is enabled to progress through each stage of the model while remaining within their window of tolerance.  In other words, ‘too much, too soon, too fast’ can result in harm and potential retraumatization.  Read more

Bringing the TSM trauma triangle into action

by Axel Eichel, TSM Team Leader Berlin, Germany, 2014

Introduction

The Therapeutic Spiral Method, TSM as it is commonly called, is a clinically modified form of psychodrama that is anchored in neurobiology research on trauma and in attachment theory. It supports people with a history of trauma to safely and deeply heal their wounds and experience developmental repair (Hudgins & Toscani, 2013). One of its cornerstones, the TSM trauma triangle, serves as a clear structure to bring light into the hidden dynamics that people with a history of trauma often experience, both internally and externally.

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Updated CONTAINING DOUBLE

What is Containment?

Containment is both a psychological concept and a reality-based principle that provides safety for people working on histories of trauma in all educational and therapeutic settings. As a psychological construct, containment describes the process of expanding or contracting conscious awareness to provide a safe space for unprocessed memories to be held in the here and now, so that trauma memories can be identified, explored, and safely expressed.

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The Containing Double

Editor, Caitlin Buon

What is Containme

Containment is both a psychological concept and a reality-based principle that provides safety for people working on histories of trauma in all educational and therapeutic settings.

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