How do I start?
We often expect useful solutions to be more sophisticated, but using the doorway of the body can be incredibly effective in trauma recovery.
You cannot go to a good place with your mind unless your body is in a regulated state.
Taking physical action in the moment, such as a hand on the chest, lengthening the spine, feeling the feet on the ground or containing with a self-hug can help.
Additionally learning to use somatic techniques such as EFT Tapping or TRE Shaking have helped thousands around the world.
Keep it simple. Do something to move the body. Any action we can take, mitigates the effect of trauma. Simple actions do SOMETHING to move us forward….and that is a start.
Bouncing ball, taking a walk, talking on the phone, kitchen disco, yoga, reaching out, volunteering taking some action to help others, protest responsibly, help a neighbour, write a blog post, asking what can I do today for myself?
As well as paying deep attention to friendship, music, art etc, the things that fulfil us.
The package of modalities that I teach which include SSP Safe and Sound Protocol, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), Heart Assisted Therapy (HAT) and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) are extremely effective doorways that I have found to help reduce the acid sting of trauma and un-couple the mechanisms that hijack us.