During SRT, clients are asked particular questions and are encouraged to notice what their body is sensing. The process discharges built-up stress and adrenaline from the nervous system. Once the source of ailment is removed, the nervous system returns to a more regulated state, resulting in better overall wellness.
For the past 2 decades neuroscientists such as Stephen Porges, Allan Schore, Robert Scaer, Gabor Mate, Babette Rothschild, Bruce Perry, Norman Dodge, and Peter and Maggie Levine have been studying how stress and trauma affect the mind and body. The neuroscience behind their research is based on the basic animal instincts that help us survive when faced with threat or danger: our subconscious strategies of fighting, fleeing or freezing.
As soon as we perceive threat, our body floods with adrenaline. After we fight, flee, or freeze until the attack is over, we naturally discharge the adrenaline through tingling, trembling, twitching, yawning, giving off tears, giving off heat, or laughing. However, if we do not realize that we are safe, we will not release the adrenaline. It will just accumulate in our nervous system. That happens when: