EMDR has proved a lifesaver for me in dealing with multiple instances of trauma. I've been in treatment for three years, now, and little by little the process has taken all the power out of the memories that paralyzed me for so long. The work continues - we have several years of trauma to process - but I'm no longer trapped in the terrifying maelstrom of PTSD at its untreated height.
Yoga has also helped me immeasurably, for exactly the reasons that Dr. Kolk suggested. Yoga gets me back into my body, forcing (in the gentlest way) my body and brain to communicate, and for me to pay attention to how my body feels. Hearing Dr. Kolk talk about the benefits of movement for relieving trauma reminded me how valuable yoga has been.
Thank you for a wonderful show.
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