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.
This video was taken from the Next Level Practitioner training program where members receive a daily video like this from one of the top 25 experts in our field. That program is not open for new members right now, but if you want to be on a waiting list in case it opens up, please click here.
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.