Fascia, Body Memory and Trauma

Emotional and developmental issues are often ‘stored’ in the body and can be liberated and processed through the body directly without having to re-experience the original pain. Many physical issues are the result of compensation for the immobilised area and the release of the trauma can frequently resolve chronic physical conditions too.

Trauma develops when a person has an experience with which they are unable to cope. The person goes into shock, desensitizing and immobilizing parts of the body in order to reduce the intensity of the feelings and sensations. This is a normal healing process if the experience can be slowly integrated, But often the shock becomes fixed and the fascia and muscles solidify around the immobilised area.

The result is that parts of the body are buried and held in unconsciousness, out of which come unwanted feelings, panic attacks, muscular tensions and feelings of unease and stress. Physically, the movements and posture are distorted to avoid moving the buried area and this can lead to physical problems.

We find that it is necessary for the client to become an active explorer and experimenter in their own bodies so that the fixed patterns start to loosen and the trauma can start to come out of its prison and integrate with the rest of the body-mind.

In the course, we will show you :

  1. how to work with the Fascia to gently and safely help the hidden area to re-connect
  2. how bring the inner organs in that area into awareness and how to help them to initiate movement. and express themselves ‘in the first person’
  3. how to help a client process trauma through movement without getting caught up in the historical story.
  4. how to use the Six Forms of Touch to help the client’s body and mind to re-integrate
  5. how to practice Inner Qigong and to teach basic Qigong to the client to strengthen their energy and create a safe space for the trauma to be processed.

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