In the mind-body school of trauma, movement is a staple to recovery. Often we associate bodily sensations with danger, so we disassociate. But gentle movement therapy can help!
How come our body and the external world do not feel safe, and how can we still learn to quieten down when yoga and meditation won't do it?
It's like my soul has these gorgeous church windows, but I can't see the colours. By being introspective about my resentments, I'm wiping them one by one.
It's 7:30 at night, and this all too familiar unease sets in again. A restlessness, a feeling that whatever it is, I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. Yet I stay slouched on the couch. And that's where somatic experiencing comes in. Over the years, I've turned from an avid novel-reader to an... Continue Reading →