Chicago Center For Integration And Healing

Believe that a further shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles and cures and healing wells.

— Seamus Heaney

The effects of trauma can be complex and pervasive.

Yet, with informed treatment and support, we all have a tremendous potential to heal. A large and growing body of research into the neurobiology of attachment and trauma informs our treatment strategies. Effective treatment requires the integration of relational, developmental and body-centered approaches.

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We’ve been convening a therapist community for over ten years. Learn more about our professional development events and study groups.

CCIH Online Magazine

  • March 19th: Vote to Bring Chicago Home

    March 19th: Vote to Bring Chicago Home

    On March 19th, Chicagoans will have the opportunity to vote on the Bring Chicago Home referendum. Bring Chicago Home will establish city funding to address homelessness and invest in affordable housing that can create longstanding solutions. There are an estimated 68,440 unhoused people in Chicago. We understand that people who are experiencing homelessness have often…

  • Remembering What We Know About Trauma
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    Remembering What We Know About Trauma

    Though it can seem like “Trauma-informed treatment” is a recent concept in the field of mental health, awareness of the impact of traumatic events has been present since the beginning of contemporary mainstream psychological thought.In 1909,  Pierre Janet wrote that traumas “produce their disintegrating effects in proportion to their intensity, duration and repetition”. In the…

  • Experimenting with Somatic Resources: Lessons from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

    Experimenting with Somatic Resources: Lessons from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

    Somatic resources are actions we can take to help our nervous systems to regulate. You will find some ideas below on various types of somatic resources to experiment with. Because our nervous systems crave regulation, you may already be doing some of these, even if you’re not conscious of them! Please note that being present…