Treating Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Preliminary Case Report
Elizabeth Pace • Aug 25, 2021
This case report documents the need for further research into Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), a gentle somatic trauma treatment, as it may be effective in treating complex post-traumatic stress disorder. It also shows the framework that AIT uses to treat intergenerational, or ancestral trauma.
The client’s initial presenting concerns were feelings of depression, anger, and sadness. Upon continued work and insight building, the client was able to identify the roots of her anger, which included repetitive emotional neglect and abandonment by her parents as a child, and make connections between relational patterns that served her in childhood, but were contributing to her suffering with symptoms of sadness, depression, and anger in present day, particularly in relationships. The client expressed that understanding her reactions allowed her to have greater trust in herself, which diminished her symptoms of depression, sadness, and anger.