Engagement for Traumatized Individuals
Deborah Grassman is a mental health nurse practitioner whose 30-year career at the Department of Veterans Affairs included being the Director of the United Hospice Program, as well as personally taking care of more than 10,000 dying veterans. Deborah Grassman is most well-known for identifying the unique needs of people with a traumatic background and individuals with a Soul Injury®. In her trainings to Soul Injury® she includes many sessions that underline the importance of therapies that foster self, and bodyawareness.

The initiator of the M A D E R OxX® method, Sandra Ulrich, was personally trained by Deborah Grassman. This opportunity gave Sandra the understanding on the subject to Debora's concept of Soul Injury® and also how to care for traumatized people. M A D E R OxX® originated from this knowledge. The therapy application was developed in Switzerland in partnership with several Swiss therapists. M A D E R OxX® offers a "Client Center Based" method, which supports the client with its psychological, physical, social and emotional components. The method can be used on children and adults, from the very young to the very old.

„The lack of self-awareness in victims of chronic childhood trauma is sometimes so profound that they cannot recognize themselves in a mirror. Helping you to calm down, to get into your body and to help you relax - that's at the end all what's it about".

Bessel van der Kolk (born 1943) is a Dutch psychiatrist, author and educator based in Boston USA. He is professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and President of the Trauma Research Foundation in Brooklin, Massachusetts.

Exercises, that foster mindfulness help to increase self-awareness. With M A D E R OxX®, mindfulness is practiced just as it is possible with meditation and yoga lessons. The difference however is, that with the M A D E R OxX® technique the mindful-training takes place solely due to the unique sequence of the therapy process. Breath deepens and relaxation sets in. Through the moderate pressure stimulation on the receptors (they are placed under the human skin and send information to the brain) also other health-promoting effects can be achieved.

M A D E R OxX® can be used to foster a greater sense of connection between the mind and body complexes, which is a task to re-wire the traumatized brain.

Traumatic Experiences Such as Physical or Sexual Abuse Can Cause People to Reject Physical Contact

"Touch reduces levels of neurotransmitters such as cortisol that weaken the immune system. And touch also increases levels of neurotransmitters that strengthen the immune system, which in turn promotes healing and recovery from disease".
Professor Ralph Nicke, Director of the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the HSK, Dr. Horst Schmidt Klinik in Wiesbaden.

M A D E R OxX® enables a form of treatment that allows the positive properties of touch to develope, although the moderate pressure therapy is not given like an ordinary body massage.

War, Violence and Persecution... and often forgotten:

The handicapped children and adults around the world. Some children are born disabled through a genetic issue. Others may have had a traumatic experience, were handicapped through an significant injury by accident or while fleeing from war or disaster. The purpose of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

(United Nation of Human Rights) (Handicap International)

M A D E R OxX® is a complementary method that is carried out mindful and respects each persons inherent dignity. M A D E R OxX® can be offered on individuals with handicap and is for each gender and age.