SOMATIC EXPERIENCING®: The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. The Somatic Experiencing® approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions. (traumahealing.org)
Somatic and Attachment Focused (S.A.F.E) EMDR was developed by Deborah Kennard after many years as an EMDR trainer, teaching Francine Shapiro’s training through EMDR HAP and the EMDR Institute. It was developed to address some common blocks that many therapists were experiencing when working with clients who have experienced complex trauma. The ultimate goal of the S.A.F.E. EMDR approach is to facillitate the most safe and efficient way to implement EMDR Therapy. We have a simplified somatic and attachment approach using principles of nonviolence and mindfulness. (emdr-training.net)
Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT)
SRT as a modality helps heal old programming, blocks and limitations at a soul level and assists you in connecting with your inner most self and spiritual support team that is working with you.
Safe & Sound Protocol
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy.
Transforming Touch® is a treatment modality that follows a specific protocol which has been used to treat/heal thousands of clients. Transforming Touch® creates a milieu of safety where a client can begin to feel a difference in their life through subtle, yet profound changes. In this place of safety, the client experiences attachment focused protocols which help repair early ruptures and the consequences.
what colleagues are saying:
"I have known Chris Burner for several years. I find him to be deeply compassionate, curious, authentic and kind. He has a profound strength that comes from his ongoing commitment to his own growth and healing process that allows him to speak to the most vulnerable parts of another person with both truth and gentleness. His humility, sense of humor and quickness to laugh make him instantly relatable and easy to talk to. If you are looking for a therapist who will create a safe space for you to explore your story, Chris will provide a warm refuge and offer genuine support for healing."--Lenora R. Arrington, Psy.D, SEP, Re-Directions Counseling & Psychotherapy, Mount Airy, MD
"The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection and health. No matter how withdrawn and isolating we have become, or how serious the trauma we have experienced, on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves towards the sun, there is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection."--Laurence Heller, PhD, Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship