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A Part Of Me

I remember sitting alone, hiding on the floor of a dark closet when I first met him. I was around 7-years-old and could still hear my mother and stepfather yelling about me in the other room. My lower back and butt were radiating heat from the areas the metal cooking spoon was used to “discipline” me. I could feel the pressure build on my tear soaked face as I held my knees close to my chest to help keep my forced breathing quiet. Their discipline was forged out of their own fear and anger and had very little rationale to it. As a child, all I could see was that I was a problem that needed to be fixed. With this as the backdrop he introduced himself to me saying “This is not you. You

Healing Through the Body: Rosen Method Bodywork with Trauma Therapy

Touch is perhaps the most overlooked innate resource we humans have for health and healing. Though we analyze, reflect and make meaning, fundamentally we are mammals who are wired to work, play, protect, relax, create, and heal through touch with each other. This level of social engagement is “our most sophisticated pathway to alleviating distress and moving toward healing. The neocortex is engaged and biochemicals release that make bonding and relaxation possible,” says Ivy Green, psychotherapist and Rosen Method Bodywork Senior Instructor. Attuned touch, at the right time in a person’s recovery from trauma, can help significantly reorganize a nervous system that has been stuck in dysregu

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