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Understanding how the body responds to trauma

How do we define trauma? Trauma is essentially defined as a psychological and emotional response to an event or an experience that is considered disturbing or distressing. Many human beings experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Some individuals may have lasting symptoms from these experiences while others do not experience symptoms… Continue reading Understanding how the body responds to trauma

What is the Connection Between Attachment and Physiological Functioning?

Attachment theory is one of the most researched theories in psychology. I have previously discussed some aspects of attachment theory. Today I will look at how attachment patterns affect our psychobiological system.  Bowlby originated attachment theory. In his conceptualization, he stated that the attachment system is seen as a “fundamentally psychobiological system which affects individuals’… Continue reading What is the Connection Between Attachment and Physiological Functioning?

Understanding Experiential Learning as it Applies to the Therapeutic Process

As a therapist working Somatically, I often suggest little experiments for my clients to try that involve an experiential component. Clients have stated that they find these experiments to be informative and healing. They often reflect that this trial and error aspect of learning a new skill gives them a sense of mastery. I became… Continue reading Understanding Experiential Learning as it Applies to the Therapeutic Process