Trauma informs our perception of the world. All of our experiences are viewed and interpreted from this lens. Everyone has some form of trauma in their history. You can’t really escape it as a human being, but by practicing and therefore being more aware of how energy moves through our bodies, we can learn to cope with the sensation of fear when it arises.
Most talk therapy places emphasis on the capacity of the cognitive rational brain to conquer our irrational survival brain. Neuroscience has helped us understand that you can’t talk yourself out of being in love, or being angry, or disliking particular people, because these are not rational processes, and reason has a limited capacity to override these more primitive survival issues. Instead of relying on reason, we need to rely on connection to our body, mastery of our body, safety of our body, and finding peace in our body.
I write about human behavior, meditation, body awareness, and a variety of other things that pique my interest.