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  • Nancy Blume, MA Licensed Psychologist

All the sensations felt on and in the body are forms of communication

"It is through sensory storage and messaging that the body communicates. It holds many keys that help in identifying, accessing and resolving traumatic experiences" (Rothschild, 2000).


According to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic, body-focused therapy, everything we experience and all the sensations felt on and in the body are forms of communication needing to be expressed.


Think of your triggers as a google translator to know what is happening on the inside. In order to offer relief, we want to notice what is happening, and then process and release the experience on a mind and body level (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Ogden, Minton & Pain, 2006).

Step back, NOTICE the sensation...

  • Stay in the present

  • Safe awareness/feet on the ground, straight posture

  • Bring yourself to present safety awareness

  • Then experience the sensation

  • If shaking, let yourself shake; if crying, let yourself cry; vocalize what you want to say

  • Deeply breathe putting your hands where you experience the sensation and tension


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