Trauma in the Brain and Body


Date of Publication
June, 2020


In this workshop, we will cover the basics about the neurobiology of trauma, how trauma stores in the body, and how bodywork can be an important part of ongoing care after the initial crisis. Specifically, we will discuss the “freeze” response: a nearly universal trauma response that saves us in the short term, and can also create long term physical holding and chronic pain. Bodywork can be an incredibly effective modality for addressing the freeze response, healing trauma in general, and recovering from sexual assault and abuse. Learn more about how our mental and physical health are interwoven and connected, and how both can be impacted by healing touch.

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