Let’s go back to our body and reconcile with it

Breathing mindfully takes our mind back to our breath and, if we continue, to our whole body. We go back to our body and reconcile with it. We get to know what’s going on in our body, the wrongs we have done, the conflicts we’re having, and we’ll know what to do and what not to do in order to be on good terms with our body. With mindful breathing, we come to recognize our body as our home. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Yoga for trauma: reclaiming your body

That trauma deeply impacts the body is something people are still just starting to understand.Those of us using yoga and other body/mind techniques to heal learn just how profound the body/mind connection is. Yoga has been a profoundly healing part of my journey for past traumas (both experiential and the iatrogenic trauma that psychiatric drugs imposed) and for rehabilitation after having been bedridden for a couple of years. The below information about yoga healing and integrating PTSD and past trauma is very important practice, news and research. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Trauma is often held in the body and experienced as chronic pain

The gift of healing trauma is wholeness, says Peter Levine. … About the prevalence of chronic pain today, how physical pain may relate to past trauma, and the stages that pain sufferers commonly experience. They also offer inspiring real-world examples and insights about the keys for solving “the puzzle of pain.” … [click on the title to read and listen to the rest]

The eugenic history of psychiatry is in our bodies

Part of what those of us injured by psychiatry are dealing with is the cellular knowledge that this history is in our very nervous systems via psychiatric institution, it’s proponents and the drugs used to suppress our beautiful sensitive human natures. We are not insane — we are however subject to the bullshit that has been perpetrated against us. Yes the body keeps score. If and when we allow the consciousness of these crimes against humanity to arise out of our bodies we can become a force to be reckoned with. May we all become conscious of what is happening all over the planet and within us. …

Raw, Open and Real: Moving From Traumatic Aloneness to Universal Oneness

“We don’t have many models for what it looks like to persevere on this healing journey and many stop prematurely. A crucial piece is the willingness to be present with our own pain. As humans it’s natural to want to avoid pain, but usually it’s the avoidance of pain that is more painful than the actual pain. That’s why support is so essential. The wound begins in relationship and the ultimate healing occurs in relationship as well.” … [click on title to read the rest]

Are you at the end of your rope?

This is a very brief but wonderful meditation and emotional release. I highly recommend it. — little excerpt (While) feeling so frustrated with all the trying and “efforting” that we put into things, I’d like us to go a little deeper and explore what the real underpinning is of all of that push to try to be in control of things. So in this moment can you allow yourself to just feel how much you just want to ‘effort;, in fact it happens a lot, all day long… … [click on the title to read and view more]

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Discoveries from Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric illness — That’s us, the readers of this blog…going against paradigm and healing ourselves with openness and conscientiousness. These are qualities that can be contagious. Right now we operate in a society telling us we don’t know what we’re doing…or that what we are doing is “woo.” Just think what happens when people start understanding what is possible. Others will start to open up and see the possibilities too. This is why education and sharing our journeys are both critically important. None of what we do is unscientific by the way, it’s just that science doesn’t know how to measure what we’re doing…

Confront abuse by believing. Yes, start by believing

Yes, thank you…go watch this short video (there is no embedding option and it’s worth watching) Video: Confront abuse by believing.

From the video page:

Pam Rubin, a women’s trauma counsellor and lawyer, explains why we need to start confronting abuse by believing its victims. “We don’t immediately jump to ‘What were you saying, doing, wearing? Are You suffering from mental illness?’” … [click on title to read and view more]

Somatic Wisdom Technique Part 2

In the first part of the discussion about developing “Somatic Wisdom”, we used a technique that involved scanning the body for any distress and then using a four part process to describe it and name it. In this post, I will discuss how we can access the body’s innate wisdom to learn ways to transform any stuck energy and release it for better health and emotional well being. Again, the point of this practice is to engage the wisdom of the body to discover areas of distress. Physical distress in the body has an emotional component that often lays dormant without our conscious knowledge. These charged emotional states are essentially messages from our body. When we take the time to tune in and really listen the messages become clearer and more apparent. The simple process of scanning and listening often gives us strong insight into the emotional and spiritual reasons we are feeling uncomfortable. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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