Libby Rose Griffin’s Blog Your story……….
Past trauma can paralyse you from moving forward in your life!
You can set yourself free!
Our bodies have an instinctive way of dealing with trauma – our body’s priority is to survive whatever is happening. The moment we feel threatened our psoas muscle (the muscle that connects the upper body to the lower body) will react instinctively wanting to pull us into a ball to resist attack and protect the underbelly of the body. It will also create the energy needed to flee the situation, the problem is unlike animals that release trauma quickly through a shaking response, and energy is created but not released. We as humans need help to rebalance the body and mind after a single traumatic event.
The energy stored in the body has an impact on the physical body which is mirrored in the mind. No amount of talking- the traditional method of working with someone with trauma is going to shift the energy. The body needs to release it.
I have been facilitating Trauma Release Exercises workshops for the last six years and know that it is a technique that can help everyone because we all experience trauma at some point in our lives. Where I see the Trauma Release exercises having a huge impact is to introduce it into the Defence Services and first responders groups such as the Fire and Rescue Services and Ambulance
My view is that Trauma Release Exercises are a tool that can be learnt and used on a daily basis for people in professions that experience traumatic events regularly. Soldiers could be taught how to do the exercises and have the exercises as part of their daily routine. This would prevent many soldiers coming home and feeling disconnected from their families. Something that they can’t control and has been a result of surviving something horrific.
First responders could also employ the Trauma Release Exercises to quickly release the energy created in a traumatic situation and return their body to balance.
I regularly facilitate Trauma Release Exercise workshops and would love to invite you to attend the next one.