The effects of trauma are so often expressed as destructive symptoms and beliefs that clients may seek to “get rid of” or “learn to put up with”. This internal conflict against one’s own self-preserving patterning can perpetuate rather than alleviate suffering.

In the 21st Century we have a better understanding than ever before of the impact of trauma on the developing brain and what makes healing, growth and restructuring possible and likely. Understanding the mind-body system as a life-seeking whole can open up pathways to expression and healing that are not available through purely cognitive or analytic approaches.

A greater sensitivity to somatic awareness will enable trainees to attend respectfully to a client’s physical, cognitive and emotional states, and their wider context. Understanding dissociative and re-associative process can help put the client back in their seat of natural power to restore, resolve and find meaning in all of life’s experiences.

Pamela Gawler-Wright, Director of BeeLeaf & Lead Trainer