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.
A vibrant exchange about the creation of emotional trauma, and the fear-laden and shame-filled inner world which form around it.
Discussion of how to define trauma, the trade-offs that come into play in the wake of traumatising events (and their roots in evolution), the difference between healing and curing trauma.
Introducing trauma-worlds and how they effect our daily lives.
It can be more helpful to the healing process if we define trauma by the impact of harmful experiences on us, rather than by the experiences themselves.
Trauma-worlds as the altered reality that we begin to inhabit in the wake of unaddressed childhood wounds.
The survival system a child develops to protect him or herself from psychological wounding can cause more damage than the original wound.
Therapeutic practice can be enriched by incorporating the latest scientific research on attachment dynamics, trauma, and the neurobiology of emotion.
Recent evolutionary thinking has much to contribute to attachment theory and to the understanding of childhood relational trauma.
Modern evolutionary thinking challenges the ideas that secure attachment is ‘normal’ and insecrue attachment is ‘abnormal’.