Clinical Study: Vibroacoustic Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Developing Safety through Vibrations.
Abstract: Developmental/attachment trauma may strongly impact a child’s capacity to develop self-regulation skills related to feelings of safety. The ability to utilize a social engagement system ensures that defensive reactions such as fight, flight, freeze, and/or total submission will be avoided and replaced with integrative mechanisms of response. Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) uses pulsed, sinusoidal, low frequency sound on a specially designed mattress or chair. Based on clinical experience, VAT seems to help regulate a traumatized child’s autonomic nervous system and may assist in the gradual development of a bodily-related feeling of safety.
We had a child (about 2) in the Harmonic Egg this week. Here are the mom’s comments. “We are doing really well! He slept a solid 12 hours, we got up and are doing an activity, he is focused and easy to work with. It’s the old child I was looking for again!”