Trauma, Fixation and Reactivity – (Somatic Experience)

Lately I've become more aware of how virtually all of my reactivity has an element of traumatic response in it. One definition of trauma is that the nervous system loses its capacity to regulate itself - we're caught activated and we stay activated. On a smaller scale I see this whenever I am activated. Worry, fear, anxiousness, even just being caught up in stream of thoughts, they all entail a fixation - repetition of thoughts, being stuck in the same vein, awareness narrowing to only include the thoughts and body's negative reactions to the thoughts. So bringing in some Somatic Experience practices to work with it has been helpful -

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