Seven Keys for Trauma-sensitive Bodywork

Verena Hetzmannseder Farn
The seven keys for trauma-sensitive bodywork are: Slowness, phenomenological observation, noticing breathing, focusing positive sensations, focusing warmth, orientation in space and noticing flows and counterflows.

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What you should know about trauma....

Myrtha Faltin Trauma Konferenz - stART international_Bewegung_gemeinsamer Schwung

...if you work with potentially traumatized people, live with them, or are affected yourself.

Blog-Article by Myrtha Faltin, stART international e.V. emergency aid for children©, excerpt from stART's handout for training refugee workers.

In the current global crisis, stART international e.V., based in Gröbenzell near Munich, is making its 17 years of experience in dealing with traumatized people available online.

1. What is a traumatic event?

The founders of psychotraumatology, Fischer and R…

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The children are not doing well

Blog 5 Proud Alumni Of Urban Waldorf Public  School - trauma informed pedagogy Facebook

Blog article by Mary Ruud, Milwaukee, USA

About the growing need to understand trauma-informed pedagogy.

Many children have experienced years of trauma just for attending school, feeling bullied or simply not seen for who they are, not meeting standards set by the state or their own teachers, peer pressure for relationships, drugs, and sex, and loneliness due to media overload. Do they know that school is no longer safe? For children, trauma can be any deeply stressful experience and its short…

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A Wound to the Body, Soul and Spirit - Phases of Trauma and Steps to Overcome it.

Blog 4 Trauma patient practicing at Lake Michigan

Blog article by Mary Ruud, Milwaukee, USA

Trauma has existed as long as humankind on earth.

Wars, violence and natural disasters are all part of our shared history, yet therapies for trauma only began to be developed in Western medicine in the1980’s when post-traumatic stress disorder began to be officially diagnosed. Now nearly all therapists, and teachers, have training to deal with trauma.

  • Trauma can affect whole groups of people such as in earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornados,…

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Pain, Light and Wisdom

Blog 3 Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth - Yuriy Yurschenko

Blog Article by Yuriy Yurchenko, MD

Light and Wisdom

On the subject of wisdom, Rudolf Steiner once said: "Wisdom is crystallized pain that has been overcome and transformed into its opposite." With this he points to a certain world tendency, without which no life event would be possible.

We see something similar in Goethe's famous statement about the phenomenon of color. The eminent poet metaphysically stated that "colour is the result of the deeds and suffering of light" which is forced to p…

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Posttraumatic Growth: Spiritual - Emotional - Physical

Posttraumatic Growth Diagram

Trauma therapy and post-traumatic growth

The term "post-traumatic growth" was coined by Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun [1], who have studied it both theoretically and empirically. It indicates that victims not only recover from trauma, but that it may present an opportunity for personal growth.

Although paradoxical that gain can come precisely from loss, there are numerous reports that traumatic life events can act as catalysts for post-traumatic growth.

What are the main factors…

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Shock, shame, doubt, and terrifying confusion

Trauma response and concomitant diseases of post-traumatic stress disorder.
(Harald Haas, MD, Speaker at the Eurythmy4you Trauma Conference on January 29, February 12, March 12, 2023.)

If we look at the internal and external, subjective and objective symptomatology that occurs in trauma (an initially incomprehensible or life-threatening situation of fright) a freezing, congealing and chilling first takes place. In the blood circulation a centralization takes place, the blood withdraws and one beco…

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