TRAUMAPRACTIK™ – An Introduction to the ANATOMY of TRAUMA™
“Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering. Although it is the source of tremendous distress and dysfunction, it is not an ailment or a disease, but the byproduct of an instinctively instigated, altered state of consciousness.”
Peter A. Levine, PhD, 1999
It is unfortunate that in our over-taxed modern-day system of medicine, the full effect of trauma upon the individual, the family and the community is often overlooked in the name of expedience. As a result, trauma – be it physical, emotional or psychic, - may be stored only to resurface, sometimes years later, as a pain, an anxiety, a behaviour or any number of coping mechanisms required for a person’s survival.
Anatomy of Trauma™ is a series of three and four day workshops designed to expand your perception of the human body and it’s response to injury and trauma. It is a master toolkit of techniques, both manual and theoretical, that will enhance any professional health workers practice. It is based on the methodology and philosophy of TraumaPractik™ which is a compilation and summation of knowledge and wisdom drawn from many years of experience in helping people regain control of their health. It is a comprehensive and integrated approach using techniques drawn from osteopathy, neuromuscular therapy, visceral massage and so much more.
As the physical aspects of injury and trauma are but one part of the whole picture, the therapist needs to know not only what questions to ask but also how to listen to both the client and their body in order to affect successful treatment. With trauma and injury we are always faced with the twofold position of anatomy and emotion, for what has happened emotionally is just as important as what has happened physically. In injury, and especially in trauma, these “coalesce” to varying degrees. One could say injury is to the body as trauma is to the psyche.
Participants will learn how to observe and evaluate, how to palpate, how to listen and how to understand the very nature of injury and/or trauma as it pertains to each individual. Anatomy of Trauma™ workshops emphasize thinking outside the box as well as viewing the body as much more than the sum of its parts. The question “What am I really looking at?” is key in assessing each individual and devising the appropriate treatment plan. A major emphasis is placed on dynamic anatomy - how the body reflects the whole person, their history, posture, gait, culture, environment, work, family and beliefs- for these are all important considerations in uncovering the source of pain. Anatomy of Trauma™ is an unique approach to solving core issues and releasing the source of chronic pain loops.