Somatic Therapy And Trauma

“Traumatic events are almost impossible to put into words.” – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.
“This is because during moments of trauma recall, Broca’s area of the brain – the part responsible for speech production – shuts down, compromising our ability to describe how we are feeling.” (Van der Kolk, Werbalowsky).
“Not only this, but verbal forms of therapy that rely on the recounting of traumatic events can in fact retraumatize survivors and hinder the process of healing.” (van der Kolk).
“But according to Dr Peter Levine, by working directly with the trauma affected nervous system, through somatic therapies, we learn to slowly release trauma from the body, creating a space inside ourselves where healing can begin. “ ( I’m so very grateful, and have been so blessed, to have studied the teachings of Dr. Peter Levine in my Polarity Therapy training. 🙏♥️

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