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The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine.
Resolve trauma like animals in a most natural way. Find a practitioner.
Enjoy reading Peter Levine's work and consider the education....
Eugene Gendlin named Felt Sense as term to describe how the body mind soul communicates a complex, obstruction, trauma , blockage and how to approach it  and make it move in 6 safe simple steps. Peter Levine inspired by Gendlin used the term Felt sense and integrated focusing in his work
Become your own medicine & free yourself from the toxic effects of past trauma.
Nervous system expert Irene Lyon devolved interesting courses and free racecourses.
Begin your nervous system healing journey with a 21 day online starter course. 
Heal Trauma & Rewire The Brain + Nervous System with Irene Lyon YOU TUBES
Gopal Norbert Klein can only recommend to anyone who has the feeling of being stuck in spirituality and not getting any further to deal with the topic of trauma therapy. This is especially true for people with binding disorders. For them, satsang, meditation and spirituality can become a dead end. Local group work possible!
Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500, offers this free audio and PDF download of The Yoga & Psyche Method Toolbox, which includes the very best practices I have found for processing trauma safely in the body, and regulating and and soothing our nervous systems.
Drawing from depth psychology, Somatic Experiencing™, trauma healing methods, yoga and meditative practices, and neuroscience, these practices can be done solo, in pairs, or as a support to psychotherapy, yoga, and healing sessions.
Felt Sense description and exercise and many self help exeercizes.
The felt sense is a simple but powerful exercise for recovering from PTSD because it counters both dissociation and hyper vigilance.
Pendualtion exercize.
The purpose of the new-synapse website, by Heidi Hanson, is to help trauma survivors put effective self-therapy exercises into practice in their daily lives.
Somatic Therapy Explained for PTSD.

Somatic Therapy and EMDR Therapy Explained.
TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. 
Bonnie, a TRE facilitator shows this incredible method.
The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment designed to help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime.
The Havening Techniques® is a method, which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body.
Dr. Abi Blakeslee integrates Somatic Experiencing with clinical research.
Vipassana  focuses on the deep interconnection, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey that dissolves mental impurity.  Central is the knowledge of body sensations and the space between. A very down to earth grounding meditation and extremely helpful in combination with trauma work.
NEW since corona crisis: An Assistant Teacher-led Virtual Group Sittings (via Video, ZOOM) program.  These 1-hour sittings are often followed by a brief question and answer period with the Assistant Teachers. The program is off to a great start, and supplements the existing Virtual Phone Group Sittings (via audio) program.  We have received an excellent response and many hundreds of meditators have logged in for morning and evening sittings.
Dr. Maté, renowned addiction expert, calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others. Dr. Maté believes that the source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment.
THE REAL CAUSE OF ADDICTION IS TRAUMA according to a new study presented by Dr. Gabor Mate.

“Before we ask how we handle something, we have to understand what are we handling,”  Addiction connects back to trauma that people have experienced in their life, said Mate. Once people understand this, then treatment can happen.

Deb A. Dana describes the Polyvagal Theory.

How to Befriend Your Nervous System During Quarantine
In this video, Deb Dana shares the 3 states of the nervous system and explain a simple exercise your clients can use to learn how to tune in to their own nervous system – and begin to figure out what it needs during this unusual time
The Beginner's Guide to Polyvagal Theory pdf. is a "user-friendly" guide for therapists and an easy way to introduce clients to Polyvagal Theory. 
The autonomic nervous system is a common denominator in the human family. We all share the same biobehavioral platform, site by Deb Dana.

Benevolence - the active, ongoing, intentional use of ventral vagal energy in service of healing...

Please enjoy this meditation and find ways to bring your regulated presence to the world 
Body Perception Questionnaires

Dr. Stephen Porges: What is the Polyvagal Theory


Stephen Porges - Polyvagal Theory: how your body makes the decision
The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a method of psychotherapy specifically aimed at treating attachment, relational and developmental trauma, otherwise referred to as “Complex Trauma” (Complex-PTSD or C-PTSD).  This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Gestalt Therapy, and diverse Somatic Psychotherapy approaches. Integrating top-down psychotherapy with
bottom-up somatic approaches within a relational context.
NARM holds that while what happened in the past is significant, it is not what happened in the past that creates the symptoms that people experience as adults. It is the persistence of survival styles appropriate to the past that distorts present experience and creates symptoms. These survival patterns, having outlived their usefulness, create ongoing disconnection from our authentic self and from others. For example, dissociation and isolation are the primary coping mechanisms for dealing with the earliest trauma. While dissociation and isolation have literally saved people’s lives, as this pattern continues into adulthood, it creates endless symptoms. listen to podcasts +
Bessel van der Kolk MD has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences.
We now understand that trauma’s imprint is both psychological and somatic: long after the events are over, the body continues to respond as if danger were everpresent. My professional mission has been to bring this understanding of trauma to both clients and their therapists as a psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer of clinicians looking for answers to helping their traumatized clients. I believe the key to healing is not just knowing what happened but transforming how the mind, body, and soul still remember it.
Because trauma has so many physical effects, it’s clear to Bessel why it’s important to move beyond simply talking: “It’s great to be able to put your feelings into words,” he says, “and feeling that somebody understands your suffering is enormously comforting. But it doesn’t make your body know that you are safe. The real method is resetting your physiology.”
Bessel says that yoga is an ideal method to do this. “Yoga really attends to the body and the breath, attends to stillness. It allows you to feel everything you feel, to tolerate every sensation, and to live and move with it.”
To this end, he recommends yoga in conjunction with working with a person who has special training in trauma therapy. “None of my patients have been able to tolerate a yoga program if they weren’t in therapy at the same time. Too much painful stuff comes up.”
Of course, yoga isn’t the only body-based therapy for releasing past trauma. “Overcoming trauma is learning how to regulate your own psychological system, and there are many ways to do that,” says Bessel. Other somatic techniques helpful for trauma include Somatic Experiencing, Sensory Motor Therapy, Hakomi Method, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. As more research is done on trauma, somatic therapies like these just might move to the forefront of trauma recovery.
A non-duality approach to healing trauma and addiction.
Non-Duality, Spiritual Awakening & Addiction Recovery tips
Addiction, porn and pseudo Advaita.
How do we, as spiritual seekers, avoid the tragic pitfall of addiction?
Authentic Movement offers a space in which we move our physical body in the presence of a witness.
Tapping used to heal trauma.

The differences and similarities between Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing:
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a method of treating the way in which a traumatic event is held in a person's body. A trauma that has not been processed, can continue to be re-experienced on a somatic level, with symptoms such as, but not limited to, physical pain, numbing, hyperarousal of emotions or rapid heart beat.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions guide an individual in becoming aware of how their body communicates emotion, particularly those that resulted from a traumatic experience, and then focuses on assisting the client in learning how to manage those feelings and the somatic expression. Treatment is designed to prevent re-traumatization by building resources for the modulation of emotion and arousal. For additional information go to: by Pat Ogden.
Note site author: In general psycho therapy is mind based on a separate identity, a story. When we drop the story, life is very simple, when it comes to trauma. Anyhow any tool is welcome, just be aware of the pitfall of psycho therapy please.
German New Medicine is not only a new paradigm of medicine, it is also a new consciousness. It is the awareness that our organism possesses an inexhaustible creativity and remarkable self-healing capabilities. It is the recognition that each cell of our body is endowed with a biological wisdom we share with all living beings.  
discovered by Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer - presented by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.
Orgone Energy: The Greatest Discovery SUPPRESSED by the FDA
Scenes from the documentaries: "The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich" (2012) and "Wilhelm Reich - Cloudbusting" (1953) were used under Fair Use.
Wilhelm Reich was a major contributor to the body/mind sciences of the early 20th century, and is credited as being the key driver of this form of scientific enquiry in the West up until the 1940’s. Reich proposed a model of the human condition that suggested a theory of energy being a primary component of all matter and space, a concept he called the orgone energy.  This energy was important for living organisms as in effect it was a “life force”.
In his Segmental Armoring theory, seven segments of the body exist where armoring or muscular tensions develop or takes place, and where the segmental contractions are at right angles to the flow of “life force” or orgone energy in the body.
7 Segments or Belts of Tension in BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release
Reichian Therapy Relieves Armoring, Myofascial Release.
Once Reich began to understand the process of armoring and its meaning in our lives, he began to develop a number of techniques to dissolve or unwind it. The first of these techniques is hinted at in the term "energy economy" mentioned above.
Reich saw emotional repression as a conflict of opposing forces triggered by a painful experience. When individuals experience a physical or emotional trauma, they naturally want to express it. However, when that natural expression is repressed out of fear or for other reasons, it doesn't just go away, it continually seeks expression. It pushes to get out. When the need to repress the emotion pushes back, the two forces become locked in a constant state of opposition.
ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and to promote trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to develop resilience instead of traumatizing already traumatized.


Professional Development & Training in Touch and Trauma Recovery
Somatic Practice provides professional development and training for those in the fields of somatics, psychotherapy, trauma recovery, and physical care. The focus of our programs is to provide training in the use of touch for trauma recovery and for deepening somatic awareness.
Professional development and training for bodyworkers, psychotherapists, educators, and others in touch and trauma recovery work.
Somatic Resilience and Regulation focuses on understanding the effects of Developmental Trauma on the child, as well as the developing adult. This cutting edge program opens the door to working in the milieu of nonverbal trauma. By understanding the neurochemistry of early trauma, and rebuilding developmental platforms through regulation, clients begin to move from a high-cost-of-doing-business system to a smoother and less stress-oriented system.
Stephen Terrell founded Austin Attachment and Counseling Center over 20 years ago for individuals and families experiencing the effects of Developmental Trauma.

I'm Veronique Mead, a family doctor who left medicine because I felt I was causing harm and wanted to find a better way.  This blog is where I summarize the large bodies of highly respected research that I never heard of in medical school.
I write so others with chronic illness, like me, as well as other health care professionals, can get the facts without waiting for medical care to catch up.
I have been testing the science and tools for healing trauma with my own debilitating illness and seen it help clients, colleagues, readers and others too. It is the most powerful tool I've found when other things don't work.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. ISTSS is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.
Offers a collection of articles and insights written to explore the relational realities in body oriented psychotherapy practices. The editor culls cutting edge theories and modalities in the somatic sciences to share with a worldwide audience while also providing a forum for sharing news and advances in clinical practice, research, resources, and policy. Information about professional activities and opportunities in the field of body oriented psychotherapies are offered as well.

These Trauma Pages focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. The purpose of this award winning site is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field. Specifically, my interests here include both clinical and research aspects of trauma responses and their resolution.


Bert Hellinger is the founder of Family Constellation, which he began in 1978.
Today the Original Hellinger® Family Constellation is offered worldwide by the Hellinger®schule. It is managed by his wife Sophie Hellinger.
It is a method that takes place in a group under the guidance of one person. It serves people to uncover the backgrounds of failure, illness, disorientation, addiction, or anything similar. Family constellation is useful wherever there is a direct need for action or decision-making.
In Family Constellations our beliefs come to light, can be questioned and released. The decision as to whether you are ready to do so is made only by you personally.
Wife of Rupert sheldrake, Jill Purce, works with each person within the group using her unique method combining chant, ceremony and family constellations to heal the resonant fields of family and ancestors, unlocking persistent patterns so that order and joy is restored.
Some family history questions to consider.
I was shown that the human body is devoid of a personal self. This understanding made my professional work instantly inconsequential. If the personal self does not exist the way I assumed, then what benefit did my work actually have, I wondered? The flash-knowing let me know that self-improvement entraps people in a never-ending merry-go-round. It was clear to me that at the level of the personal self, True Freedom cannot be achieved.
What is Systemic Family Constellation Work for Healing Multigenerational Trauma?
A personal account.
Rachel Yahuda
The science of epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression.
We can change how cells read the genes. The biology of belief.
Thomas Hübl is a modern mystic, a spiritual teacher whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science, illuminating both with his profound understanding.

Mystical Principles, as taught and transmitted by Thomas Hübl, give us access to the underlying structures of our reality. They allow us to shift our perception from the surface level of life to perceive at increasingly subtle levels the principles and forces that lie behind the everyday reality.

From the mystical perspective, trauma creates ‘frozen ground’ in the individual and collective field.


An Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) is defined as experiencing any of the following categories of abuse, neglect, or loss prior to age 18:

  • Physical abuse by a parent

  • Emotional abuse by a parent

  • Sexual abuse by anyone

  • Growing up with an alcohol and/or drug abuser in the household

  • Experiencing the incarceration of a household member

  • Living with a family member experiencing mental illnes

  • Domestic violence

  • Loss of a parent

  • Emotional neglect

  • Physical neglect



Adoption – Healing the Wound of Adoption
In this episode Shavasti shares his work with adoptees and introduces us to a fresh way of looking at all those involved: the adopted child, the biological parents, biological grandparents and the adoptive parents.
Hellinger on Adoption
Sexual abuse, take back your life. A free 3 part video course, checklist and ebook. on RAPE
©1995 Babette Rothschild
It is a good idea for the trauma client to agree to complete the therapy. Trauma therapy is very difficult – who wants to remember a trauma? – and such a contract provides some degree of protection. It is not a good idea to begin a somatic trauma therapy, triggering the bodily responses and emotions involved, unless there is good chance the client will see it through.
I decided that the BODYnamic running technique would be useful...see next link
A core element in shock trauma therapy is reestablishing the running reflex. This effect is obtained by making the client run continuously while lying on a mattress. After some practice of the technique and the "stop" mechanism (i.e., establishing contact with the present), the client talks about the shock. As soon as there are signs of anxiety, stiffness or numbness, the client must run to the safe place where he or she receives contact and care from the contact person. Subsequently, the orientation reflex is processed, and locked muscle tension patterns as well as inexpedient decisions are treated. The client returns with new tools to the shock event and starts all over again, or continues to relive the event. The work continues until the event can be relived without loss of memory and shock reactions
Use the free version, up to 250 persons! Start your family tree, add parents, children, partners, siblings and most of all add the facts, like suicide, early death, abortion, adoption, still born, miscarriage, etc see the above question list from Mark Wollyn.
The paid service is confusing and to expensive. But good enough for making your family tree.

How to Draw a Family Tree - Part 1 Introduction

Papers & video's by Dr. Ray Castellino profound contribution to prenatal and birth trauma, offers education.
Both educated by Randolph Stone: Franklyn Sills developed together with Ray Castellino techniques to resolve birth trauma.
Conscious womb ecology becomes healthy world ecology.
William R. Emerson, Ph.D., is a renowned workshop leader, writer, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of pre and perinatal psychology. He is among the first in the world to develop prenatal and perinatal treatment methods for infants and children, is an expert in treatment methods for adults, and is recognized world-wide for his contributions. He is also co-president of APPPAH, the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, and has been on the Board of Directors for twenty years. He is the author of six books, five self-published, the co-author of Remembering Our Home , and the author of 15 published chapters and journal articles in the field of pre and perinatal psychology.
Brilliant PDF on prenatal trauma by Dr. William R. Emerson and Stephan Schorr-Kon. Somatotropic therapy is, at its core, a somatic approach to uncovering and resolving the major topological schemas representing unresolved traumas in infants.
This section includes articles, webcasts, videos, etc. to support you on your journey. Many of them have been written or produced by me, Cherionna Menzam-Sills, PhD. Others are highly are highly recommended and have benefitted me and my clients and students on our paths.
Our children do not come FROM (by) us but THROUGH us. And: humankind did not come from evolution (product of) but emerge through evolution.
Jaap van der Wal, PhD, is now retired from the department of Anatomy and Embryology at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands.
Infants whose continuum needs are fulfilled during the early, in-arms phase grow up to have greater self-esteem and become more independent than those whose cries go unanswered for fear of "spoiling" them or making them too dependent.
According to Jean Liedloff, the continuum concept is the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings — especially babies — require the kind of experience to which our species adapted during the long process of our evolution.

Stephen & Ondrea Levine GRIEF masters, 'Who Dies' a classic book!
Stephen Levine worked together with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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