Frequently Asked Questions

What is Embodied Trauma Recovery (ETR)?

ETR is a unique approach to trauma recovery that combines principles from various therapeutic modalities with innovative techniques such as Somatic-Emotional Imagery and the Empowered Resolution Method. It’s designed to help individuals heal from childhood trauma and create a more fulfilling future.

Who can benefit from ETR?

ETR can benefit anyone who has experienced childhood trauma and is struggling with its effects. This includes individuals dealing with issues such as poor self-esteem, interpersonal boundary issues, and emotional overwhelm related to past traumatic experiences.

What is Somatic-Emotional Imagery (SEI)?

SEI is a technique used in ETR that involves creating and manipulating positive physical sensations and associated emotional states. This technique helps individuals reinforce positive emotional states and learn to recall them on demand.

What is the Empowered Solution Protocol (ESP)?

ESP is a key component of ETR that helps individuals process distressing memories and reduce negative emotional states. It also teaches individuals to create and recall powerful positive emotional states, which can transform their future experiences.

What is the True Worthy Essence?

The True Worthy Essence is a concept in ETR that refers to the inherent worth and value that every individual possesses. The journey of trauma recovery in ETR involves reconnecting with this essence and allowing it to guide individuals towards a fulfilling and emotionally healthy life.

How long does it take to see results with ETR?

The timeline for seeing results with ETR can vary depending on the individual and the nature of their trauma. However, most clients report significant shifts in their emotional state and self-perception after just two or three sessions.

What is the goal of ETR?

The goal of ETR is to help individuals heal from past trauma, reconnect with their inherent worth (the True Worthy Essence), and create a more fulfilling and emotionally healthy future.

Is this therapy?

While the Embodied Trauma Recovery model can be used in therapy, it is a coaching model, not a therapy model. Although it incorporates principles from established therapy models, the techniques used are either original or based on non-clinical interventions, especially meditation, hypnosis, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. ETR can help almost anyone with overwhelming emotions due to difficult life experiences. It’s important to note that while ETR can be incredibly transformative, it is not intended to replace professional medical or clinical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

How is ETR different from traditional talk therapy?

Unlike traditional talk therapy, ETR focuses on the embodied experience of emotions. It uses techniques such as Somatic-Emotional Imagery and the Empowered Solution Protocol to help individuals process trauma and create positive emotional states. This approach has often led to faster and more transformative results than talk therapy alone.

Can ETR help with issues other than trauma?

Yes, while ETR is primarily designed to address trauma, the techniques and principles can also be beneficial for managing stress, improving self-esteem, enhancing interpersonal relationships, and promoting overall emotional well-being.

Are there any circumstances where ETR might not be suitable?

While ETR is a powerful tool for healing and transformation that is gentle and non-invasive, it’s not suitable for everyone. It probably is not the best fit for individuals who are currently abusing substances or have recently stopped, those with untreated or unstable mental illnesses, individuals currently experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm, or those with severe dissociative disorders. ETR may also not be beneficial for individuals who are unwilling or unable to engage in the process, or not ready to confront their past trauma. Lastly, if you’re currently in an abusive situation, it’s crucial to first address any immediate safety concerns before starting ETR. Always consult with a mental health professional if you’re unsure whether ETR is the right fit for your current situation.

How can I get started with ETR?

You can get started with ETR by scheduling a consultation call. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about the approach and determine if it’s a good fit for your needs.

Embodied Trauma Recovery, The Way Within, and any services provided by Brent Peak are intended as a personal growth experience, and not a substitute for professional psychological or medical treatment. This is not a therapy service, and Brent Peak does not provide medical or psychiatric advice or treatment. While the program is designed to provide tools and insights to support personal growth and healing, it's important to understand that individual results may vary greatly. The effectiveness of the program can depend on many factors, including your personal commitment, application of the strategies, and individual circumstances. Therefore, we cannot guarantee specific results or outcomes. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychological condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website or learned in the program. By participating in Embodied Trauma Recovery, The Way Within, or any other programs offered by Brent Peak, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.