Research proves that almost 93% of communication occurs non-verbally (e.g. via tone of voice, gestures, micro-movements, facial expression, posture) while only 7% is through speech. The wounding, fragmentation and angst caused by trauma & adversity are undeniable. Traumatic stress interferes with our ability to express verbally and make meaning of unmetabolised experience(s).
Our innate gifts can become our treasure in the therapeutic journey.
Cognition is not a reliable asset during the initial phase(s) of recovery from trauma. Any psycho-therapeutic intervention, which reinforces memory, recall, sequencing, reflecting and meaning-making is discombobulating. Neurobiology and polyvagal informed research validates that YOU & I are pre-verbal, sensory, somatic, expressive and emotionally intelligent being. Trauma survivors implicitly seek shelter in relational safety and gentleness which is a proof of our innate organic intelligence towards expansion. Our sensory-somatic needs can be harvested through somatic attunement and including the nervous system.
The journey out of trauma imprint(s) towards integration is through -
- Embodied felt sense of safety, stability and agency
- Self & Co-Regulation
- Expressing impulse(s) for attunement & integration
- Re-wiring procedural tendencies.
- Awareness of unconscious choices and implicit actions.
- Attending to memory fragments.
- Creative resourcefulness.
Let us collaborate to re-inhabit Psychological safety, nervous system regulation(s), attachment repair(s) and spontaneity.