The Trauma Recovery Institute

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The Trauma Recovery Institute

A Neuro-Scientific Based PsychoSocialSomatic Approach

The Trauma Recovery Institute is a leading organisation in treating trauma and trauma based presentations which may manifest in chronic disease, depression, personality disorders, dissociation, ptsd and challenges in functioning in life and loving relationships. The Trauma Recovery Institute offers a number of trauma informed services, courses, workshops and programs promoting and educating on trauma informed frameworks.
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Our Complex Trauma Specialist

Darren Maguire M.I.G.P.S is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and complex trauma specialist and currently serves as the clinical Director at Trauma Recovery Institute. Darren has a background in psychology, addiction treatment, transference focussed psychotherapy, conscious parenting and relationship coaching. Darren has developed a number of theoretical and practical models for working with complex trauma, sexual abuse and challenging relationships. These models are grounded in classical object relations, polyvagal theory, attachment research and interpersonal neurobiology. Darren also teaches lifestyle medicine and plant based nutritional science at Plant Based Academy. Darren is passionate about lifestyle medicine which is rooted in systems biology, and its clinical applications to help treat symptoms of the cell danger response such as chronic disease and autoimmune disorders. Darren has developed a unique multidiscipline approach to body mind medicine called Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP).

Darren Maguire

The Trauma Recovery Institute Director

Trauma Clinicians

Trauma clinicians at The Trauma Recovery Institute have a wealth of experience in clinical hours, diversity of client work, research and scientific training and offer expertise in working with complex ptsd, personality disorders and sexual abuse recovery. We also offer a specialised trauma and polyvagal informed program for addressing intimacy and relationship challenges using trauma informed relational model. We offer in person and Skype consultations for you to explore our neuroscientific based psychosocialsomatic approach. These consultations are suitable for individuals, professionals, families and couples. The Trauma recovery Institute offers a very safe supportive space for deep relational work with highly skilled and experienced psychotherapists accredited with Irish Group Psychotherapy Society (IGPS), which holds the highest accreditation standard in Europe. The Trauma Recovery Institute uses a highly structured psychotherapeutic approach called Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP).

Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) at
The Trauma Recovery Institute Dublin

Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) is a highly structured, once to twice weekly-modified psychodynamic treatment based on the psychoanalytic model of object relations. This approach is also informed by the latest in neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. As with traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy relationship takes a central role within the treatment and the exploration of internal relational dyads. Our approach differs in that also central to the treatment is the focus on the transference and countertransference, an awareness of shifting bodily states in the present moment and a focus on the client’s external relationships, emotional life and lifestyle.
Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) is an integrative treatment approach for working with complex trauma, borderline personality organization and dissociation. This treatment approach attempts to address the root causes of trauma-based presentations and fragmentation, seeking to help the client heal early experiences of abandonment, neglect, trauma, and attachment loss, that otherwise tend to play out repetitively and cyclically throughout the lifespan in relationship struggles, illness and addictions. Clients enter a highly structured treatment plan, which is created by client and therapist in the contract setting stage. The Treatment plan is contracted for a fixed period of time and at least one individual or group session weekly.

Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) is an overall evidence-based treatment approach for working with complex trauma and dissociation, that addresses the root causes of trauma-based presentations and fragmentation, and so results in long term recovery. Highly effective psychological and somatic techniques are woven into a carefully staged treatment approach, which systemically integrates significant relationships into the treatment process. Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) seeks to heal early experiences of abandonment, neglect, trauma, and attachment loss, that otherwise tend to play out repetitively and cyclically throughout the lifespan in relationship struggles, illness and addictions. It is unique in that it approaches the body first (bottom-up processing) and unlike any other form of therapy also integrates the social element of looking at the clients nutrition, environment, support structures, relationships, level of intimacy and attachment style. Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) involves working with the unconscious drive, behaviour, emotions, thoughts, body structure, posture and movements, the environment (relationships, support and nutrition) and transference.

Dynamic represents the unconscious drives and transferential material

Psycho refers to behaviour, emotions, beliefs and thoughts

Social refers to the environment such diet and interpersonal neurobiology

Somatic represents bodily systems, autonomic nervous system, posture & movements.
“Talk therapy alone is not enough to address deep rooted trauma that may be stuck in the body, we need also to engage the body in the therapeutic process and engage ourselves as therapists to a complex interrelational therapeutic dyad, right brain to right brain, limbic system to limbic system in order to address and explore trauma that persists in our bodies as adults and influences our adult relationships, thinking and behaviour.”


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