Everybody will experience some kind of trauma during their life, but what happens when deep-held traumas from childhood affect all aspects of our adult life?
Bio-dynamic Breath Trauma & Stress Release practitioner Mark Sutton shares his own story of childhood trauma and the events which led him to train in BBTRS (Bio-dynamic Breath & Trauma Release System).
*** TRIGGER WARNING ***
Please exercise caution when watching or listening to this interview, especially if you have unresolved trauma. Suicide is mentioned in this interview.
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Here’s what we talk about in this interview:
- Mark’s early trauma and healing journey
- Big and small ‘T’ traumas
- Holding trauma in the body
- Generational trauma
- BBTRS modality explained
- Somatic experiencing & healing
- How unresolved trauma might present in adults
- The vagus nerve (polyvagal theory)
- A simple exercise to stimulate the vagus nerve
- Mark’s support system/self-care
If you have unresolved trauma, there is hope for healing. Keep trying.
Words of wisdom
Your neuroception changes; the way you view the world through your nervous system…you don’t see things as threatening… so that has a benefit there…that you don’t end up seeing everything as a threat. You don’t second guess what somebody’s doing.
Links from the show
- Mark’s Website: https://www.markdsutton.com
- The Body Keeps the Score: https://amzn.to/2R2Ln0j
- When the Body Says No: https://amzn.to/39GWkeu
- The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundatons of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation: https://amzn.to/3aGnP9k
- The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: https://amzn.to/2JDzcmC
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