Resource page for Trauma Release Exercises

 

 

Emotional Freedom Technique (or tapping)

This is a really popular technique that helps to release energy and build self-esteem.  You can download basic instructions here but can also research more about it on other websites.

http://www.eftuniverse.com/images/pdf_files/eft1page.pdf            

                        

Finger holds    

Finger holds are an adaptation of an ancient Japanese practice called Jin Shin Jyutsu which is a form of acupressure. The idea is to bring awareness to what you are feeling hold the finger lightly to the feeling that you are having a release with your breath.  Look up Jin Shin Jyutsu to find more about it. An easy technique to help release things in the moment.

 

 

General Trauma Release

 

For a list of resources that pertain to trauma releasing through body based movements and holds you can download worksheets for free here:

    https://capacitar.org/wp-content/uploads/EngCapEmergKit.pdf

Check out capacitar.org for a lot of resources on trauma healing and they are available in multiple languages!                                                                                                        

 

Energy Healing (Reiki, Healing Touch and many more!) 

I can give you a healing touch treatment or other practitioners can help that work with energy to help promote your self –healing.

Here is a technique from healing touch that you can do on yourself called the self-chakra connection:

 https://www.healingtouchprogram.com/content_assets/docs/current/Self-CC-handout1.pdf      

 

Great Book Resources :

 

Burk Connie, van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009. 

Herman, Judith Lewis. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence-from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York: BasicBooks, 1992

Levine, Peter. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1997. 

Van der Kolk, Bessel A. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York: Viking, 2014

Yoder, Carolyn. The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Security is Threatened. Intercourse, PA : Good Books, 2005.