The Nervous System After Trauma
The 30-Day Movement Therapy program integrates 8 of the most researched therapies into short neuroplasticity exercises to facilitate intuitive and effective nervous system healing.
Calming your nervous system back to safety
Relieving anxiety, panic attacks and flashbacks
Releasing traumatic stress from the body
Developing a personalized self-healing routine
Rewiring traumatized belief cycles
Relieving pain resulting from chronic stress
Lifetime access to the program
Unfortunately, time doesn’t heal all wounds.
Whether resulting from child neglect, an accident, child loss, domestic abuse, prolonged self-isolation, the loss of a loved one, or even chronic stress during these unprecedented times, emotional trauma isn’t like a physical injury.
Our nervous system is hardwired to hold on to the traumatic event(s) for survival, through our body’s protective response called “tissue memory”.
This explains why panic anxiety, migraines, pelvic pain and other debilitating symptoms of PTSD still affect many survivors, decades after the threat(s) has passed.¹
And while this neurological response would have saved us thousands of years ago from predators, today it prevents us from having fulfilling relationships and moving ahead in our careers, leading to self-destructive behaviors beyond our control.
What’s more, symptoms can even worsen with time if the wound is left untreated.
According to Dr. Gabor Maté, unhealthy amounts of cortisol often pump through the veins when the nervous system is stuck in this trauma response for too long.
This can compromise our immune system, making the body vulnerable to auto-immune disorders, diseases, as well as viral and bacterial infections.²
Sadly, we were never taught how to heal.
A broken medical system leaves survivors reliant on prescription medications, food and other coping mechanisms that never address the root cause and can often worsen symptoms over time.⁷
Meanwhile, traditional therapists spend years in training on verbal forms of therapy, yet often fail to address the deep aspects to healing the body and nervous system.
In fact, while talk therapy can help, studies have proven its efficacy in less than 45% of patients.
What’s more, verbal forms of therapy can even be re-traumatizing for 5% to 10% of survivors when the central nervous system is still in “fight or flight” and hasn’t yet fully processed the traumatic event(s).
So, what does work, and how can we make the knowledge and tools for healing accessible to all so we may experience relief from the bondages of trauma?
The key to healing trauma is to reconnect with the body.
This is why many movement and body-centred therapies are emerging as more effective and trauma-informed modalities, such as somatic experiencing, art therapy, trauma-informed yoga.
But how do we know which of these movement therapies are most optimal for our individual needs, and how can we integrate them into our lives?
Movement Therapy integrates 7 of the most researched body-centered therapies into one transformative self-repair practice.
Somatic Experiencing to repair the emotional state after a trigger response.
Embodied Attunement to restore the chemical homeostasis in the nervous system.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reframe the limiting beliefs.
Dance And Movement Therapies to rest your nervous system.
Trauma-sensitive Yoga And Mindfulness to rekindle wholeness and connection with the mind-body-breath.
Energy Work to reestablish the self-healing mechanisms.
Music, Art, Drama And Expressive Therapy to rejuvenate the brain, body and nervous system.
Naturally, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the abundance of information available, along with the challenge of remaining consistent with our self-healing routine amidst the chaos of our busy lives.
Learn to heal the overwhelmed nervous system with as little as 10 minutes a day.
Healing is a life skill that needs to be watered every day, which is why Movement Therapy can be worked to cater to your needs, preferences and schedule.
This helps to create new, reparative neural connections through body movements each day, starting with as little as 10 minutes a day.
The founder of Movement Therapy, Sylvia Martin, ordain ministry, and PTSD, NLP, CBT, healer, survivor studied cross cultural trauma healing methods.
Here’s what you learn when you join the 30-day program:
WEEK 1 – The Three Phases Of Healing Complex Trauma
Every day for 30 days, we will perform a 10-minute rewiring exercise to help expel trapped trauma hormones from the body, reset the nervous system to feel moments of relief from its chaotic state and negotiate with uncomfortable sensations to allow more positive states to take over.
Week 1 is all about building a strong foundation to rewire the trauma-affected brain.
WEEK 2 – Restoring Stability, Calmness And Safety
Once we’ve applied the “reset” button with the practices in week 1, week 2 will focus on expanding our ability to tap into the body’s instincts to develop our skill to detect and expel triggers as they arise rather than allowing them to build up. This ensures that the brain and nervous system not only return to balance but stay in balance.
These techniques are specifically designed to realign the nervous system, so even when a trigger arises, one can slowly slide back into emotional balance.
WEEK 3 – Releasing Anxiety
Now that we have the brain and nervous system out of imbalance and further along into a natural sympathetic and parasympathetic flow, we will focus on ‘stretching’ the body’s capacity to feel calm, grounded and present.
In this module, we also explore hyper distancing and distraction therapies that blend various techniques into our daily routine to maximize the reparative effects.
WEEK 4 – Releasing Negative Thought Patterns
This is the most pivotal part of the program because all those new neural connections one has grown through practicing the neuroplasticity exercises can now integrate themselves into our psyche and nervous system and will continue to do so as one practices these each day.
This phase is the only time it is appropriate to integrate verbal and cognitive therapies to repair not only one’s emotional balance but restore the logical and cognitive parts of the brain too.
At this stage, one may feel sensations of ‘newness’ or ‘weirdness’ but in a pleasant way. This means the nervous system is learning how to feel new sensations of calm and restoration and is a very positive sign of healing.
At this point participants often feel more sensations of focus, presence and stability.
Learn to heal the nervous system after trauma with short neuroplasticity exercises.
This program is usually offered for $600 but due to covid’s effect on many people’s financial stability, it is being brought down for a short time.
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