Activating trauma memory networks – so that they can be desensitized and reprocessed with EMDR therapy requires being able to notice where disturbance is felt in the body.
Learning it’s safe to be present with and feel our body is no small feat, Lionhearts, if we have learned, since early on, that it is a choice to either be shut off from or overwhelmed by its sensations – nothing in between.
I’ve been learning more recently about how trauma-informed yoga can be a gentle yet powerful way to learn it is safe to inhabit our own bodies.
I love having increased knowledge of the array of components that can be drawn on to restore a nervous system and heal a life!!
(By the way, my other go-to favorite adjuncts to EMDR therapy are neurofeedback and DBT!)
Thanks to @daryldellsafaris for permission to share this beautiful photo!!