Traumatic experiences can be difficult to overcome, and the emotional and mental damage that trauma causes can have long-lasting effects. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of healing from trauma is self-embodiment: reclaiming your body after experiencing something traumatic. Through trauma therapy, you can learn how to re-establish a relationship with your body and how to take back control of it in order to move on with your life.
Self-embodiment is the process through which an individual reconnects with their body after experiencing trauma or physical pain. This process involves learning how to feel again and how to be present in one’s own skin. It is not just about being “in the moment”; it is also about recognizing that our bodies are capable of feeling joy and pleasure even after traumatic events have occurred.
Reclaiming your body after experiencing trauma can bring many benefits, including improved mental health, increased self-awareness, better stress management skills, enhanced communication abilities, increased confidence, improved physical function and mobility, improved relationships with others, and improved overall quality of life. Additionally, self-embodiment helps individuals become more aware of their emotions and feelings as well as those of others. This awareness allows individuals to understand other people’s perspectives better as well as gain insight into their own behavior patterns. It also helps individuals build empathy for themselves and others.
At Orlando Thrive Therapy, we offer trauma therapy sessions designed to help individuals reclaim their bodies after experiencing trauma or physical pain. Our experienced therapists use evidence-based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients heal from past traumas by helping them recognize their bodily sensations associated with the experience and developing strategies for managing triggers in the future. Furthermore, our therapies focus on teaching clients how to form healthier relationships with themselves by providing them with tools such as mindfulness practices, relaxation methods, guided meditations, compassionate communication exercises, and somatic awareness exercises that allow them to develop an inner sense of safety in order to live a more fulfilled life.
At Orlando Thrive Therapy we understand that overcoming traumatic experiences can be difficult but we are here to help you reclaim your body in order for you to move forward in life without feeling weighed down by past traumas. Our experienced therapists provide evidence based treatment plans tailored specifically for each individual client in order for them to find relief from the burden of their traumas so they can enjoy a higher quality of life than before the incident occurred. If you are looking for support on your journey towards reclaiming your body after experiencing trauma don’t hesitate contact Orlando Thrive Therapy today!
Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.