In this workshop, participants will learn:
- the multi-dimensional impacts of of trauma, including how it impacts the brain, attachment needs, relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners, sexuality, identity, work & achievement, spirituality + more.
- tools for how to decrease shame, and improve self-esteem,
- exercises for improved emotional regulation and reduction in the fight/flight and freeze response,
- how to set and sustain boundaries,
- how to redevelop an integrated relationship between the mind and body, to reduce dissociation and feel more present,
- how to use the body's internal cues to be more autonomous, assertive and intuitive.
Each week, new strategies for navigating the long-term symptoms of trauma will be explained and self-paced cognitive exercises will be reviewed.
Somatic strategies, geared toward re-shaping the physiological responses to trauma triggers, will be taught virtually, giving participants the ability to practice being in their bodies in an empowered way.
Interventions will be taught from Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and other somatic modalities to promote integrated regulation. No previous yoga experience is required. This style of yoga is not rigorous, and does not include any inversions. People with all levels of physical ability are welcome.
Participants of the group will get access to a private Facebook group, for peer support, and PDFs with additional information about the topics discussed, self-guided explorations and exercises, and for later reference.
This workshop is not the same as therapy. While working with a therapist is not mandatory to participate in this workshop, it is highly recommended.