Exploring Movement After Sexual Trauma.

When we have experienced sexual trauma, particularly as children growing through our developmental stages, the ease and When we have experienced sexual trauma, particularly as children growing through our developmental stages, the ease and  "belonging" of being in our movement can be greatly effected.“belonging” of being in our movement can be greatly effected.

The basic movements of walking can feel as if we are not really there and the pleasure of movement is certainly restricted, if not totally diminished.

In this video I share my journey of reclaiming Authentic Roots.®

 

 

 

 

Breathing Our Way Back After Trauma.

In any traumatic event in our life, our breath is effected, and this is When we allow ourselves to return to the soothing flow of our own breath, we offer our body an unrestricted space to recover in.  We offer our nervous system a time to rest.  We offer our sexuality the potential to heal and move beyond the trauma. just as so in sexual trauma.

In that moment of trauma we take a breath in and breath from a tightness in our body, bringing our breath up and into, only our lung space.

This way of breathing supports a state of fight or flight, of hyper vigilance and super awareness.

In sexual trauma we also restrict our breath to our lungs, because of the shock but also because restricting our breath in this way takes us up and away form our body and up and away from the area in which the trauma has been focused.

This may create a sense of  feeling dissociated from our body and ungrounded.

A feeling of being disconnected from our sexuality.  And a numbing out of all range of feelings, whether that be anger or joy, pleasure or pain.

Our breath is an essential tool to our life.  It keep us alive.  It keep us in relationship with our body, in relationship with our sexuality and sensuality.  And in relationship with life.

Our breath is also how we self soothe.

When we allow ourselves to return to the soothing flow of our own breath, we offer our body an unrestricted space to recover in.  We offer our nervous system a time to rest.  We offer our sexuality the potential to heal and move beyond the trauma.

I invite you to watch the video below to explore more …