Trauma impacts the body in a myriad of ways. It also leaves us cut off from our bodies. Healing trauma requires that we work directly with our bodies. Jungian analyst and authentic movement teacher, Tina Stromsted, shares her wisdom about this process.
When we experience overwhelming pain and fear, we develop an unconscious conviction that our life is at risk. As a result, survival systems are activated in our minds and bodies and we move onto a different developmental path to the one we would have followed had we not been traumatised. We begin to live our lives from within a ‘trauma-world’.