These are stressful times.
As the spread of coronavirus threatens our physical health, it is also becoming a real threat to our mental health. But, talk therapy may not be enough to address the fear and anxiety many of us are experiencing.
An additional consideration is that trauma doesn’t just reside inside your mind. Much more importantly, it locks itself in other parts of your body. When left unresolved, that trauma continues to live there, impacting your life, your relationships, your sense of safety, and your ability to experience joy in very real ways.
Ilene Smith, author of Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality, joins Dr. Susanne to share how we can process trauma in a non-threatening way, how her approach differs from talk therapy, and some self-care techniques people can implement in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic.