Our social norms about how we should behave help the rational brain override our visceral responses to these violations and we respond with tact rather than aggression. This is important to do – but the innate responses do not subside from the nervous system. You may remember feeling cold or trembling after a close call while driving or while sitting in a dentist chair or feeling anger and tension that lasted long after you talked through that threatening issue with your partner. Most of us minimize it and go on to the next task not realizing the energy mounting in the nervous system. This energy stays in the body leading to anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and overall health issues. When this energy gets too high it manifests as symptoms known as dysregulation. The process of unwinding dysregulation from the nervous system and aiding it to process is SRT. The value of experiencing SRT lies in it enabling these thwarted responses to be completed in a safe environment, using a practiced system of gently guiding you through the sensations that have been suppressed in your body, and ending in a position of ease.
SRT allows an individual to experience low levels of activation of the nervous system for short periods of time, followed by a return to a state of ease. This permits the nervous system to digest the heightened level of activity and learn how to handle it effectively, thus creating a new way of being. Clients develop the ability to maintain a more regulated state of being when dealing with situations of stress (positive or negative).
SRT moves in and out of sensation in a regulated way so the client can experience a sense of control in the sessions. Clients experience releases of heat, tingling, trembling, twitching and sometimes tears. The goal is not to release in a catharsis but to bring forth regulation in the manner that fits most comfortably your nervous system. Many clients notice an increase in positive and negative sensory experiences. As trauma and shock is being addressed this enables dormant sensations never dealt with to be completed. These dormant sensations awake now that there is room in the nervous system and a way for them to be dealt with. As these layers are dealt with emotions naturally start to balance.
The number of sessions depends on the number of layers involved and the number of incidents. Transgenerational clearings are brought in to help shift transgenerational patterns connected with these incidents.