Trauma Informed Movement
Due to Overwhelm in Childhood parts of our brain need to be retrained to work together so that Anxiety and Depression can begin to decrease in our lives.
The Science: These symptoms occur when our brain perceives a lack of safety in our environment irrespective of whether it's true as an adult or not. The primitive part of our brain signals other areas of the brain to go into fight/flight/freeze mode in order to protect us.
This trigger developed deep in our brains, at a time in our lives where we felt overwhelmed. When we had neither the language nor ability to understand and process what was happening to us and/or around us.
Now, as Adults though, the trigger becomes incredibly frustrating, causing us to have an anxiety attack or depression attack out of the blue. Why is the past effecting us now when we have the ability to feel safe, happy and content?
Why does our brain not get on board with our lives, here, and now? How can we get our brain retrained not to have the trigger response and enjoy living our best lives?
Why Trauma Informed Movement?
Our mind-brain connection has spent so many years operating out of Hyperarousal or Hypoarousal that our Amygdala (Emotions) and Prefrontal Cortex (Cognition, order) aren't used to working in tandem together. Every time we're triggered the chemical reaction means our emotions and logic/cognition aren't connected.
This lack of connection between the Amygdala and the Prefrontal Cortex makes it impossible for us to do any number of things like:
* think rationally and make rational decisions
* to put our emotions in order
*to have balance in the body
* to be restful and at peace,
* to have an order in our day to day life
*to be able to coordinate our life and feel effective
It's not our fault that this happens, but we absolutely can choose to retrain our brain to become used to operating from the space of connection giving us the ability to live the life we choose to live.
I developed Trauma Informed Movement for my brain to create new neural pathways and restore cognitive function and give me the ability to live my life minus triggers, increase focus and more. Without Trauma Informed Movement I'd still be unable to focus, balance, lose weight, regain my perception and more.
Will Trauma Informed Movement help me in Therapy? Yes, you will find over time that as your Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala are connected your mind becomes increasingly crystal clear and can sustain it for longer periods of time, plus you'll feel good. Your strategies and actions you want to achieve can be carried through more consistently.
How often should I do the Trauma Informed Movement? Depending on where you are in recovery will be the determining factor. Most clients begin with one or two sessions a week. Three is great progress and currently I'm finding that 3 is shifting things body, brain and soul level. There is no pressure. You are your own expert.
Am I ready for Trauma Informed Movement? The answer lies in are you determined to reclaim your life or would you like another year of sameness? None of us begins putting healthy change into place until we've had enough of what we're doing already - that's us in our humanness. If needed please always consult with your health care professionals.
Does Trauma Informed Movement hurt? No. We do movements that are constant and flowing and use our mind focused breathing to determine how quickly or slowly we need to move as an individual. It's the constant movement in the whole body workout combined with mindful breathing in the safety of our home that makes this effective. (ie.no cognitive overload to impede what we want to do)
Do you have any other questions?
Feel welcome to discuss your personal needs/questions with me via FB Messenger. You'll find I leave the decision up to you due to years of experience professionally and personally with Complex Ptsd. When you're ready you're ready, so it's safe to have a chat with me.
From my personal experience my consistent commitment to implementing Trauma Informed Movement continues to produce results I can see, feel and experience in my day to day life. I feel so much happier, my mind is brighter, I can definitely focus longer, my clothes are looser, my life is becoming ordered and filled with Joy!
Trauma Informed Movement - The How, When & Where
You can -
* Participate weekly in the live Trauma Informed Movement Class at 6 am Brisbane, Australia time in the safety of your own home, I advise the night before if I will be live. Time Zone Converter
* Participate in the Trauma Informed Movement class as often as you like as it's recorded plus all the videos used in the movement class are saved in the group for easy access and you can do the class anytime you like.* Both standing and seated videos are included in the video library
All of this takes place in a specialised FB group
The Fb Group also includes
* your own file to keep track of your participation and progress (this is a personal choice to have a file, or not.)
* Plus over 37 Learning Units of Information for ALL things Mental Health Recovery!
Do you have other questions? Please feel welcome to message me at LindaMeredith.Org
Are you ready to join me in returning to an effective life?
Step 1. Always check with your health care professionals in regards to your ability to exercise. Full personal responsibility needs to be taken as this group is global.
Step 2. Click to join the FB Group Trauma Informed Movement.
If needed - Connect with me on my FB Page. I'm happy for you to message my personal FB Profile to speed up our connecting and for you to feel comfortable.
Once you are in the group there is a welcome video plus we'll set up your file to begin your journey in Trauma Informed Movement.
I'm currently available during office hours 8 am - 4 pm Tuesday to Friday, in Brsibane, Australia. Click here for time zone calculations.
I look forward to sharing your progress weekly as your return to designing the life you desire.
Blessings and dreams,
This Vlog is from a day I experienced Sinus Pain and the journey through using Trauma Informed Movement to get rid of the pain, regain my joy, and get some work done!