Some of you on this list may remember the blog posts where I wrote about trauma. In particular my blog post, "Sex Drugs and Feldenkrais Classic" where I talked about some of my own childhood and adolescent trauma, drug addiction, homelessness, dealing with abuse and the like. Using the work of Moshe Feldenkrais has been a hugely important tool for getting my life back, reconnecting to the world in general and moving forward with my life. The reduction of anxiety, in particular, has been a very important “side effect” of doing the work.
Maybe Feldenkrais has done similar things for you and your clients?
But Feldenkrais for me has only been part of the journey, only part of my tool kit. I have benefitted greatly from Ericksonian hypnotherapy, somatic body therapy and counseling in general. I very often wonder:
What are the limits of a Feldenkrais approach when treating folks who have been traumatized? What else we need to learn to help people?
I had an opportunity to learn something about who tends to get traumatized and who does not and I found it fascinating:
I thought I would share it with you in case you have an interest in the topic. WHY do some people experience a traumatic event and go on to be relatively unscathed why do others end up developing trauma symptoms and pain, even PTSD. One answer may surprise you: Who tends toward trauma and PTSD?
My friends at NICABM have put together a video and free report that gets to the heart of this very important question. I think you’ll find this interesting, and without a doubt, it’s a very urgent, important question. As we learn to help more and more people and expand our knowledge and practices, we need to keep up-to-date with the latest ideas in our ever expanding field. I hope you will check it out: http://www.nicabm.com/php/redirects/?id=916 (The free resource will only be online for a few days, so check it out now).
I hope this post finds you well and your possibilities and actualities e.x.p.a.n.d.i.n.g.