This is a repost of Will Hall’s from 2010 that I’m adding links to and other information regarding trauma and the body. I’m sharing the post again and then adding a collection of links about the topic because I continue to find that our bodies hold trauma and psychological distress in ways that we are just beginning to understand. We are truly holistic beings and our minds and bodies are intricately intertwined. The body, too, must be addressed.
Will’s post and some links I added:
This is a talk I gave at Alternatives in 2006 that addresses “What is trauma?” and how to heal it.
The talk is based on somatic and body awareness oriented therapies, primarily Somatic Experiencing developed by Peter Levine, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy / Hakomi developed by Pat Ogden, and Process Oriented Psychology created by Arnold Mindell.
More on Beyond Meds about Trauma and the Body:
Peter Levine has also written books that have become classics in the field of recovery from trauma.
This is his newest book:
The gift of healing trauma is wholeness, says Peter Levine.