PROJECT DESIGN: February 2013 to Launch of November 2013
Project Time Frame: November 2013 to November 2017
Candidate Participants: 7 females – mid-twenties to 50+ [mean 56]. 6 Canadian; 1 American
SLCHG-Core Practitioners: 4 – 1 Trauma Counsellor, 1 Naturopath/Chiropractor,
1 Classical Naturopath + 1 Body Therapist/Intuitive Healer
3 PHASE HEALING-TO-CURE PROGRAMS:
Entry Program: Intake, Significant/Traumatic Lifetime Events History, Crisis + Critical . Occasion Stabilization, Medication Review, Symptom Complex [SC]. Graph, Pre-Treatment Assessment , Establishing Collaborating Team + SC Dissipation + Stabilization [able to contain]
Fulcrum Program : Stabilized, attending, engaged + compliant with collaborating core + local practitioners with ability to decompress/contain/maintain basic stability/ADL function while processing/integrating trauma memories between treatments sessions
Cure Program : Feels trauma vortex containers released, reconciled with historic TLE, . majority of traumatic bereavement=forgiveness of self/others done. Working on positive sense of self / and has well enough worldview. Able to adapt, self-regulate stressors + accommodates in situations, relationship with significant others, contributes @ home + work.
Transition Program Option: treatment program suspended for an undetermined period of time as participant attends to acute medical issues, critical or crisis life events.
PRE/POST PROJECT ASSESSMENTS:
1) Mood Scale 
2) Braverman Nature + Deficiency Tests [3 – pgs. 44-58]
3) Dissociative Experience Scale [DES] 
4) C-PTSD Criteria  Research Instrument 
5) Feeling Faces Inventory [FFI] Grief Work Instrument 
6) Draw-A-Core [DAC]: Projective Core Test  – Personal Core Healing Work
7) 5 Symptom Complex Graph [SC Graph] Research Response Log 
8) Treatment/Progress Reports + Evaluations
1) Trauma to Healing Vortex Collaborative Case File
2) Literature Reviews [Counselling Connect]
3) MOT: Homeopath Standing Orders: Trauma-Specific SC Trials/Single Session Use 
COMPLEXIETY + DIVERSITY:
There is much work to be done and I will continue to do my best creating/revising the research design + materials to suit the purposes of the project: procedures, collaborative case files, assessment instruments, plus these articles. I am always going to be behind for the front-line clinical service work comes first. The most important matters that presented at launch and manifested during the first 3 months [6%] of the project’s Entry Program surrounds Conflictual Treatment Issues + Consensus of Opinion. These presenting barriers [obstacles] challenged us and the launch was not as smooth as I hoped for because each individual client and their selected collaborating practitioners all have different opinions.
How effective I am in my primary, varied roles/functions as researcher, manager, co-ordinator and trauma psychotherapist to intervene and help us work together towards the participants and project goals is also a complex and loaded question. However, I will regularly provide brief reviews to the best of my ability. I welcome + encourage all in this project to provide feedback.
I do believe individual difference is a gift and blessing in disguise [spice of life] and ought not be a human-factor barrier that obstructs the flow of any collective healing experience. My naïve innocence is shinning through again and that is OK for I do believe this statement holds truth.
Launch, Entry Program [6% of the Journey] Factors:
Each of us brings our own unique personal and work-related, accumulated life experiences and perspectives to the project floor. A very interesting launch group of 24 people [array of floor tiles], are travelling on this journey for the next 4 years and hopefully, laid down a useful patterned [seen + felt] ground we can all traverse. Is it biologically plausible that our collective, collaborative associations [bio: rhythms, clocks, markers, knowledge, insights] will lead to coherence to advance treatment and the existing information available on C-PTSD?
NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER 2013:
4 participants are admitted into their individualized Entry Program and selected the collaborating practitioners they want to work with during this project. They are:
1) 8 Doctors – 4 primary care, 1 psychiatrist, 2 naturopaths + 1 trauma psychotherapist
2) 8 Body Therapists – 1 physiotherapist, 2 craniosacral, 1 massage + 4 intuitive healers
3) 4 Allied Professionals – 1 homeopath + 3 herbalists
NOV 2013 TO FEB 2014 PROGRESS NOTE:
All [100%] of the participants experienced an acute medical illness: flu, adverse drug effect, Bell’s Palsy, Return Travellers GI Problem and ocular migraine. One completed her Entry Program and 3 participants are in Transition Programs while attending to treatment to stabilize concurrent medical issues.
Author: Dr. Linda AK Thompson, PsyD, PACCC, CCC, FAAETS
Owner, Matrix of Trauma (© MOT ™): Research, Advocacy, Healing
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*The views expressed by our authors are personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CCPA