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The Unconditional Model: Using one's Whole Self in Trauma Healing
Anneke Lucas developed the Unconditional Model during a decade of service to survivors of extreme trauma, both as the founder and Executive Director of her non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga and in communities of survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. The Model is based on an analysis of those people who were able to break through Anneke's own thick defense mechanism as a survivor of child sex trafficking. Certain people were able to make a difference, whereas healing modalities such as yoga or therapy were meaningless tools unless a heart connection was made with the provider. The Unconditional Model focuses on the first step of healing trauma and looks at external and interpersonal power dynamics as a way to uncover and heal from unresolved trauma. The Unconditional Model can be used by anyone in the process of healing from trauma and offers support for therapists, program providers and yoga instructors.