Becoming Safely Embodied

The experiencing of trauma shakes the foundation of a person's beliefs about safety and shatters their assumption of trust. Survivors of traumatic events often feel that there is no safe place – there never has been. Trauma survivors may experience their own body as a source of pain and ill health as well as a constant reminder of a troubling past. There are no quick and easy solutions to changing this belief system. However, with practice, motivation and intention, one can reside comfortably inside their own skin, the mind can be calmer and a refuge inside the body can be a reality.