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Beyond Words: The Myth of Talk Therapy for Trauma and the Healing Power of Body Work

Did you know that in the realm of trauma healing, there is a prevailing myth often centers around the idea that talk therapy alone can effectively address and cure deep-seated emotional wounds?

While verbalizing your experience is undeniably valuable, it's crucial to recognize the limitations of confining the healing process solely to the realm of words. As renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk puts it, "When there is trauma, the head goes up in the clouds but the body keeps the score. We need to get back into the body to heal."

Traditional talk therapy, while a vital tool in the therapeutic toolkit, often falls short when dealing with the complex and holistic nature of trauma. Trauma lives not only in the recesses of the mind but is also embedded in the body's memory. Insisting on resolving trauma through conversation alone is like to trying to mend a broken bone with words—it overlooks the visceral impact trauma has on the body.

Embrace the integrative path to healing by acknowledging the interconnectedness of mind and body. Instead of pitting talk therapy against body work, an integrative approach honors the symbiotic relationship between the two. Talking about it may clarify the narrative, but it's through body work that we can rewrite the physiological responses etched by trauma.

In light of these insights, I invite you to join my upcoming workshop, "Somatic Healing: The Power of Body Work in Trauma Recovery."

Date & Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 11:30 am - 1 pm

Location: The Angel Co-op, 51 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT

Register here:


1 hour 30 minutes of transformative experience

Only $40.00 for an investment in your well-being

How to Register: Secure your spot today by registering online at

Come explore into the transformative practices of somatic bodywork, yoga therapeutics, and mindfulness to reclaim ownership of your body and navigate the path towards holistic healing. Together, let's honor the complexity of the human experience and open the door to profound and holistic recovery.

Hope to see you there!

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Here's to your health and wellbeing! Namaste, Jackie

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