Your body is constantly in motion, but how often do you pay attention to what these movements convey?
Focusing on the way people move their bodies can actually show us a lot about the trauma they’ve experienced.
But how can we help people learn to recognize what their bodies are reflecting about their trauma?
By mastering the art of contact statements, we can let patients interpret their own movements.
In this video, Pat Ogden, PhD explains what contact statements are and the right way to use them to open a critical crack in the door to self-awareness. Check it out – it’s just 4 minutes.
If you want to learn more about how important your voice can be when treating trauma, check our our Rethinking Trauma series.
Do you use body patterns to help people discover new insights about themselves? Please share your experience in the comments below.