The psychological and emotional effects of trauma have been the areas where most research has been undertaken. However, as understanding and research into neurology, physiology and psycho-biology as well as psychology grows, there is growing evidence that all these systems are interdependent and work together as a survival mechanism. From this perspective, Trauma can be viewed as something that affects the body/mind continuum or in other words what affects the mind affects
Take a Piece of paper, tear it and tape it back together.
This simple description highlights the effect of trauma, even when put back together nothing is quite the same. Trauma is an overwhelming experience which falls outside of what we would experience in our normal lives. It tears the fabric of our world and affects not only how we view our place but also on our belief systems. It is unlikely that the trauma can be incorporated into the current belief system without one
For over 20 years I have been a breathwork practitioner, I love breathwork I find it incredibly beneficial for my Physical, emotional and mental health. For over 5 years I have been teaching Tantric breathwork and as I move into a specialised form of Trauma Therapy: Biodynamic Breathwork (the Biodynamic Breath and Trauma Release System) now begin to teach and practice in this system. But what is breathwork? It is a general term for a therapy that utilises breathing exercis
Myofascia spreads throughout our body. It is the thin layer of connective tissue that covers all of our internal parts: muscles, joints, bones, organs blood vessels. It binds some structures together while allowing others to slide over each other. It can be envisioned as a continuous layer throughout our body interconnecting everything:. For example, my physiotherapist described a situation working with a cadaver which had had a camera inserted into the foot: ostensibly to sh
The Psoas muscle is the deepest muscle in our body and runs from the mid-back to the inner thigh connecting our spine to our legs and it plays a role in the external rotation of the leg (it lifts the thigh as you walk) it is a muscle that extends and flexes the lower spine and allows the weight to be supported through the bones so that walking commences at the solar plexus rather than the hip joint and the knee. It is also connected to the diaphragm and other muscles of the u
I am sitting here nursing a Cold and some Lemsip, looking at the pile of paperwork that is building up, the workshops to prepare for, seminars to write. Such are the perils of being self-employed I tell myself. It seems somewhat trite so say a phrase like: “If you don’t look after yourself, how can you look after someone else?” But there is a lot of truth in that, It’s something worth remembering: Self-Care is very important. It’s very tempting to keep soldiering on with wor
In this article we are going to look in some detail at the Vagus nerve which is the longest of the cranial nerves . Vagus is latin for “wandering” and it describes the path this nerve takes through the body. Actually while classed as just one, it is actually two nerves that extend from the cerebellum and brain stem and down into the viscera and on the way it connects to the heart and all major organs and so could be considered largely responsible for the mind-body connection.