Presentation: Somatic Exercises for Trauma
Somatic exercise focuses on a bottom-up approach to trauma recovery. Rather than starting in conversation about emotions or cognition, this approach focuses on how the body responds to trauma and how that, in turn, affects the brain. Traumatized people tend to disconnect from the body. Trauma causes the sympathetic nervous system to go into overdrive, and it’s hard for people who have experienced trauma to regulate their nervous system back into a state of calm awareness.