The pain from trauma runs deep, and its impact lingers in both the brain and body.
And so often, people who have experienced trauma are embarrassed by their body’s response to the event – the way it shut down on them when they needed protection most.
But in the video below, Stephen Porges, PhD explains why that “shut down” may have been the most protective thing their body could have done.
Take a look – it’s about 3 minutes.
Understanding the body’s response can be a powerful first step toward healing from trauma.
Now I’d like to hear from you. How have you helped clients understand their body’s response to trauma? Please leave a comment below.