Tracing Trauma: The Science & Somatics of Healing Trauma

Tracing Trauma: The Science & Somatics of Healing Trauma

Explore the latest research on trauma from some of the field’s leading professionals.

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Tracing Trauma: The Science & Somatics of Healing Trauma
  • The Physical Journey from Muscle Contraction to Chi Activation

    This talk will be progressive in nature. We will begin by discussing the natural pulsation of the human organism and how this organic pulsation is interrupted by stressful or traumatic events. I will then explain Neurogenic tremors, which is a natural relaxation mechanism genetically encoded into...

  • Healing Violence-Related Trauma Through Yoga

    Maria Lopez and Natalia Quiñones from Dunna talk about how mind-body practices can be used to heal the wounds of violence in a context as difficult as an armed conflict and the subsequent transition to peace. They discuss their research on yoga as adjunctive therapy for PTSD and complex trauma, a...

  • Unwind Emotional Patterns and Repattern New Neural Pathways

    Somatic Neuro Fascial Release are movements that unwind long held emotional patterns and repattern new neural pathways. In this lecture, Yasmin shares her number one Body Yawn technique to help unwind tension, calm the mind and reset the nervous system.

  • Healing in Wholeness

    True healing reveals what it is about us that is already and always whole — that can never be broken, and never needs healing, fixing or changing. When we don’t experience our basic wholeness, no matter how much we heal our symptoms of trauma or disease, we will always feel that something’s still...

  • The Symptom is the Teacher

    In this class we will look at the different ways in which trauma can make itself known. We will learn how symptoms of imbalance such as addiction and eating disorders offer information about deeper patterns that can be responses to unrecognized trauma. We will explore how the methods of Depth Hyp...

  • Reframing the Essential Role of Tremoring as a Result of Trauma

    New research in neuroscience postulates that tremoring after a traumatic/stressful life experience might help to reactivate the electrical and chemical discharge of the proprioceptors & motor neurons. This interruption of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) might ...

  • A Thousand Paper Cuts

    The emergence of neuroscience-based trauma models has underscored the importance of recognizing and addressing the embodied imprint of trauma in our lives. Increasingly, these models have broadened their scope from single incident acute trauma to the more nuanced dimensions of complex developmen...

  • Re-Pairing: Healing Disturbing and Traumatic Memories

    In aspiring to Suzuki Roshi’s wisdom, we sometimes encounter memories of trauma that feel overwhelming. We can also be triggered into anxiety and anger when attempting sensitive conversations with those we love. This presentation will explore recent advances in our understandings of trauma and it...

  • Reclaiming Life After Trauma

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] is a mind/body illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide. It develops in the aftermath of many kinds of traumatic events including military combat, physical or sexual assault, and natural disaster. PTSD symptoms cluster into four separa...

  • How Yoga and Meditation Work to Heal Trauma Symptoms

    In this talk, Dr. Julie Staples will present the scientific research showing how yoga works to heal trauma symptoms. Trauma affects the entire body taking a toll on the immune system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system. Yoga and meditation have effects on the body and brain that can cou...

  • Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy and Practice

    Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in mental health settings, and trauma-informed practices are making their way treatment centers, community programs, yoga studios, and beyond. As these practices gain popularity, providers eager to offer yoga often step into the work without a clear understan...

  • The Unconditional Model: Using one's Whole Self in Trauma Healing

    Anneke Lucas developed the Unconditional Model during a decade of service to survivors of extreme trauma, both as the founder and Executive Director of her non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga and in communities of survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. The Model is based on an ...