Live WebinarsPractice of PsychotherapyThe Internet in PracticeGroup TherapyJungian AnalysisThe Conversational ModelSelf PsychologyNotions of SelfBrief Interpersonal Therapies Dialectical Behaviour TherapyCognitive Behavioural TherapyAccept. & Commit. TherapyProcess Oriented PsychologyNarrative TherapyPositive PsychotherapyGestalt TherapyReality Therapy PsychoanalysisCounsellingAttachmentFamily TherapyCouple Therapy Child and AdolescentEMDRBody Oriented TherapiesTranspersonal PsychotherapyAdvances in NeurosciencePsychopharmacologyGeneral Practice PhenomenologyAppreciative InquiryDreams and DreamingShamanic HealingArt TherapyMindfulnessYoga and TherapyExistential TherapyPsychosophyRefugee TraumaCross-Cultural ApproachesIndigenous CultureTestimonial TherapyReligion and SpiritualityKinesiologyAcupunctureExercise and Mental HealthHospitalisationNurses & Mental HealthSocial WorkForensic psychologyPatient & Client PerspectiveEthicsPhilosophy and the mindTributesEditors ReviewResources

A sensory-emotional approach to understanding and treating trauma and pain.

Mark Grant

Trauma and pain have long been recognized as related problems involving overlapping physical and emotional distress. Both problems also involve similar mechanisms such as somatic “memories,” emotional disconnection, increased physiological arousal and sensory-emotional dysregulation. Increased understanding of the relationship between trauma and pain, including the role of neurological processes, is leading to new treatments designed to change the sensory-emotional processes which maintain these problems. From mirror-box therapy for phantom-limb pain to EMDR for posttraumatic pain, these new treatments draw on concepts such as bottom-up processing, neuroplasticity and memory processing. In practice they work to break down the split between ‘psyche’ and ‘soma’ via methodologies such as mindfulness, somatic focusing, and dual-attention/bilateral stimulation. Drawing on lesson’s learned over 20 years of clinical experience and research, Mark Grant MA will review the connection between trauma and pain and describe a 6-step phase-oriented approach to the treatment of traumatic pain.

Recorded at the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
May 2010, New South Wales, Australia.
Visit STARTTS at :

Mark Grant
Mark Grant
  more about this speaker

Click on a link above to share this page with your networking site.


VideoA sensory-emotional approach to understanding and treating trauma and painMark Grant34'03"
icon pdf.gifA sensory-emotional approach to understanding and treating trauma and painMark Grant 
icon pdf.gifA sensory-emotional approach to understanding and treating trauma and pain. OutlineMark Grant 
icon mp3.gifA sensory-emotional approach to understanding and treating trauma and painMark Grant 

Top of page

Mark Grant

Mark Grant is a psychologist with over 20 years experience treating sufferers of pain and stress. Mark has been developing and researching the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain for over 15 years. Mark is the author of a chapter in the edited volume Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR Scripted Protocols (Springer, 2008) and the forthcoming clinician guide/selfhelp manual "Change Your Brain Change Your Pain" and has published several articles on the subject, including in the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology. Since 2005 Mark has worked in partnership with his wife Ana, who is also a psychologist.

Top of page
Login Here
$19.95 - Unlimited Access
$99.75 - Save 1 Month
$149.95 - Save 3 Months
Australia Society for Psychological MedicineANZAPWorld Council for PyschtherapyPACFABrisbane Institute of Strength Base PraticeISHHR - International Society for Health and Human RightWAS - World Association for Sexual HealthMissing of HopeAABCAPSTARTTSANSA