The TSM is a psychodrama model for working with trauma safely. Its focus is on interpersonal, relational trauma and it provides
In contrast to classical psychodrama with its emphasis on interpersonal dynamics, in TSM we focus on the intrapsychic dynamic. Experiencing overwhelming trauma leads to a fragmented and distorted self-organization that we want to support first, before (and during) addressing traumatic memories.
TSM is a non-regressive approach, meaning that we always track the client's inner state and support him/her to self-regulate and to stay rooted in an adult role while addressing traumatic memories or defenses. As the research on trauma therapy shows this is a crucial aspect for any trauma healing modality.
Working with deep trauma may require a one-to-one setting and the TSM interventions, structures, and templates can be applied to both, a one-to-one setting and a group setting.
Today, trauma-informed approaches become more and more needed as we live in a world in turmoil. Trauma specific psychodrama in the hands of an experienced practitioner can add an important contribution to the well-being of individuals and the society.