創傷經歷是直接影響感官層面，並會儲存該創傷為隱含記憶；「身體會記憶」這概念近年已得到廣泛認同和支持 (Rothschild, 2000; van der Kolk, 2006; Levine, 2008)。經歷創傷的人在接觸影像、感覺及衝動時，有時會抽離於對事件的理性認知了解。要幫助受心理創傷困擾的兒童/青少年，我們明白必須先在感官層面幫助他們，然後再在認知層面來理解他們的經驗。創意介入之所以成為一種有效的手法，是因為它可以讓孩子們在感官的層面開始接受治療。
A Holistic Working Approach for both body and mind
Taking reference from overseas service models and experiences, this pilot treatment service will address somatic and psychological disturbances of trauma towards the child/youth, resolve their impacts and attend to healing of both body and mind.
In more recent years, the concept of “body remembers” and that trauma is experienced at a sensory level and stored as an implicit memory, and thus it is truly a sensory experience is widely supported (Rothschild, 2000; van der Kolk, 2006; Levine, 2008). When individuals with traumatic experiences encounter images, sensations and impulses, sometimes they will detach themselves on a cognitive level, which is the understanding of what is happening. In order to help the children with traumatic experiences, we now understand that we must help them on the sensory level before their experiences can be understood on a cognitive level. Creative intervention thus becomes an effective approach as it allows children to work on the sensory-implicit level.
To understand the physiological responses that continue to be triggered long after the traumatic event and responses that circumvent language and rational understanding, it is crucial to consider other interventions beyond talking therapies. Since experiencing and expressing traumatic material is very important to recovery, the expressive arts are being increasingly incorporated into PTSD treatment plans (Schiraldi, 2009). Our Project highlights treatment focusing on trauma themes: fear, terror, worry, hurt, anger, revenge, accountability, powerlessness, absence of safety and being a person verses a victim, rather than on symptoms treatment. Our service includes interventions such as art therapy, play and sand-tray therapy, dance & movement therapy, music therapy and drama therapy.