Trauma Mapping 

I use a "trauma map" to assist patients in understanding how trauma is affecting their emotional reality, physical sensations, somatic feelings, posture, communication style, worldview, and unconscious reactions. I conceptualize trauma as a "stuck" memory that patients involuntarily re-experience emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Often the parts of this traumatic re-experiencing are unconscious and mapping allows the patient to understand all the parts of the traumatic experience.  Trauma mapping allows for thorough identification and processing of the traumatic memory. 

 

 

 

Somatic Therapies

Traumatic incidents often affect our posture, movement and muscle tension unconsciously. Learning how we experiencing emotion physically helps patients to recognize and regulate emotional experience.  Additionally recognizing the somatic experience of emotion can assist in the relief of chronic tension, anger, and pain. Somatic therapies involve using mindful awareness of the body to assist patients in reducing physical and cognitive symptoms. 

 I offer in office therapy sessions as well as teletherapy sessions.

Practice Location:

2025 Shady Crest Drive

Suite 203

 Hoover, Alabama 35216

Phone:

 

(205) 999-9240

Email:

 

JoelBlackstock@GetTherapyBirmingham.com

Hours

 Tuesday - Thursday : 8am - 6pm

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Practice Location: Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy 

2025 Shady Crest Drive | Hoover, Alabama 35216

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