I offer CHAKRADANCE as a moving meditation and healing modality. One wears a blindfold in order to access one’s inner world and then creates spontaneous movement to chakra-specific music. (In Applied Kinesiology it is believed that memories are stored in the body- in muscles and the nerves that act as messengers) During the dance one accesses the untold stories – the subconscious – and bringing the stories into the conscious realm, where the emotional charge the story holds is released. The story is not analysed, nor interpreted – it is simply acknowledged. This article by TRACY A. ANDREWS, Acupuncturist, on the talk given by Bessel van der Kolk on May 2011 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference, discussing the vagus nerve is surely a very helpful bit of information when understanding the complexities of therapy and traumatic emotion. Mind>>>Body>>>Spirit.
“Now, many people who don’t know a lot about trauma think that trauma has something to do with something that happened to you a long time ago. In fact, the past is the past and the only thing that matters is what happens right now. And what is trauma is the residue that a past event leaves in your own sensory experiences in your body and it’s not that event out there that becomes intolerable but the physical sensations with which you live that become intolerable and you will do anything to make them go away.”
Last week, during a two-day deep cleaning/paint prep binge (see the kitchen ceiling to the right!), I listened to a recorded talk by Bessel van der Kolk given at the May 2011 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference. The title of van der Kolk’s title is a mouthful: “Putting neuroplasticity into clinical practice with neurofeedback: rewiring…
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