The Comprehensive Resource Model is an innovative and holistic therapeutic approach to help clients re-process and release the effects of traumatic events which they have experienced.While using CRM techniques a therapist helps their client learn a variety of empowering internal resources, used in a concentric sequence or as part of the processing itself. These help to, ‘build a neurological scaffolding of resources in the mid-brain, limbic system, and neocortex’. Issues or events (or the ‘parts’ inside us which hold the trauma) are invited into the Grid which incorporates a wide range of tailored breathing skills, somatic embodiment skills, attachment neurobiology and spiritual resourcing to achieve its aims. This containment framework allows the client to feel sufficiently safe to remain in a high level of consciousness during the re-processing of their trauma and so avoid re-traumatisation or the need to dissociate, as can happen without a safety system such as this in place.
The Comprehensive Resource Model is explored by Matthew Green in his Newsweek article which takes a deep dive into the origins of this unique and highly effective PTSD treatment.