In this episode we discuss setting the stage for working with trauma. We explore the early stages of trauma work including the importance of feeling safe with your therapist, simple ways of introducing yourself to your body and the emotions that live there, and some helpful somatic tools that can be used for instant nervous system relief. If you're interested in learning more about our guest, Jen Barnes, you can find her at www.pathwaystowellnessllc.com.
Lastly... we experienced a few recording hiccups in this episode so we apologize for losing a small chunk of Jen's discussion on polyvagal theory in the middle of the episode. We also lost the last minute of our recording so you may feel like we cut out early! Despite these glitches, we know the value of this episode greatly outweighs our recording errors :) We hope you enjoy the conversation.
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