Treating Trauma Through the Five Phases
With Guest: Alaine Duncan
- How Alaine got interested in trauma
- Somatic experiencing, the phases and movements through the cycles of trauma
- Importance of the Kidney-Pericardium relation
- The D in PTSD misrepresents and unfairly maligns the physiology of this experience
- Trauma gets processed deep in the brain
- Limbic response has very little to do with thinking
- Role of the social fiend in dealing with trauma and recovery from trauma
- Clues to recognizing your patients are suffering through trauma
- The role of the Vagus nerve
- Coherence and the heart
- Genetics and epigenetics
Asian medicine has a rich place at the interface of individual healing and social transformation. It has a lot of power to restore balance and regulation, not just for individuals, but for how those individuals relate to their families, workplaces, and our communal ballot box. We are pretty important to our planet and all who live on it.
Alaine's book, The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner’s Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment, written with Kathy Kain, came out in January 2019. She will be teaching a year-long series of workshops based on the book and designed to cultivate observation, interaction and touch skills for acupuncturists, Somatic Experiencing Practitioners, and other providers with similar training in Ojai, California and Silver Spring, MD starting in October 2019, and running through 2020.
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