The foundation of healing trauma
is restoring the body’s self-regulating mechanisms, developing a capacity to tolerate sensation and for the body to feel safe, mobilize for action and then to be able to rest and recharge.
People with trauma
- are usually out of touch with their physical sensations, and, as a consequence, they have trouble taking care of themselves.
- vacillate between high emotion and helplessness thus becoming ineffective at normal life situations.
- often are terrified of the sensations in their own bodies.
- often have difficulty relating in a harmonious way with others especially their close family.
Neuroimaging studies of human beings in highly emotional states reveal that intense emotions, such as anger, fear or sadness, cause increased activity in brain regions related to fear and self-preservation and reduced activity in the brain regions related to feeling fully present. Bessel A. van der Kolk MD
Most trauma-sensitive people need some form of body- oriented practice to regain a sense of safety in their bodies.
The Hara Health exercises stimulates healing of chronic stress and trauma
Sitting still can be torturous for trauma-sensitive people and hence the movement of the Hara exercises alleviates this problem through slow movement.
Awareness is the Key element in the healing of chronic stress and trauma. Learning to be aware of the sensations in the body rising and falling. Noticing impulses that emerge ,witnessing how the body charges up, and sensing the body mobilize into action and then watching the regulating forces unfold as the body shifts into restfulness.
The Hara Health Exercises ( H2E )
- is a way to get people to safely feel their physical sensations and to develop a quiet practice of stillness.
- helps one to mobilize their energy and to take action.
- helps reintegrate body and mind.
- helps regulate emotional and physiological states.
- allows the body to regain its natural movement.
- teaches a person to open to their breath in a way that is healthful and leads to self-regulation.
- Helps restore a sense of goodness and safety.
- engages the body in a mindful way — with attention to breathing — thus resetting some critical brain areas that get disturbed by chronic stress and trauma.
- helps people to sleep well and the foundation of trauma treatment is a body that can sleep, a body that can rest, a body that feels safe.
- can positively affect the core regulatory mechanism in the brain.
As the Autonomic nervous system regains its resilience the mind gets clearer, it’s easier to regain perspective on one’s life. People also feel more comfortable in their body and they develop a greater capacity to come into the here and now rather than staying stuck in the past.
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