Events and Seminars

Event:The future of working with Trauma housed in the Body by Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
Venue:Online - via Zoom
Duration:10:00 – 13:00 BST
Extra Info:Magical Connective Tissue: Fascia, What it is and Why it Matters.

A 3 hour ZOOM CPD with Lorna Evans.

Please note events are live stream only they are not recorded.

About this event:

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, your fascia is a continuous silver-white bodysuit that surrounds, separates, interpenetrates and envelopes all of your organs, including your brain, vagus nerve and every muscle, bone and blood vessel in your body.

It is slick and slippery like a fluid body, a spider web between and surrounding muscles, gliding and sliding across each other gracefully, unrestricted, providing an environment that enables all bodily systems to operate and communicate in an integrated manner.

When emotional stress and trauma take hold, this happy, slick, slippery spider web becomes gluey, forming tree trunks of restriction clamping down on our organs, muscles and nerves.

Fascia has been missing from the historical atlas of psychotherapy and the theory of working with the body in therapy. Something physical that we can put our finger on, more intelligent and interconnected than muscle memory. Therapists know they are missing something, and this is where the fascia has tremendous implications for our work in mental health.

Today both therapists and clients talk about emotional stress and trauma being stuck in the body, that "the body keeps score" and "the body remembers" “the body says No”. However, there isn’t much science to explain exactly where in the body emotions and trauma are manifesting.

People often speak about healing physical body trauma as if it were magical alchemy, constantly seeking a magical intervention, thinking it can be learned in a morning workshop that will quickly make the trauma disappear. But there is no quick fix. There is no magic potion because healing emotional and physical trauma involves many layers of work. It takes time.

Our clients need to be involved in this work and understand how their bodies hold and process emotional stress and trauma. When our clients are involved, they begin to notice what works for them and over time, they can navigate towards safety and make good choices for themselves in the here and now. They will feel it, somatically, in their body
Organised By:Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
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