Resources for Complex Trauma & Healing
When a person suffers from repeated trauma occurring within some type of interpersonal relationship(s) where there’s an abuse of power, it can create core experiences of disempowerment and disconnection from others, something Dr. Judith Herman describes in her book Trauma and Recovery, one of the most important books on complex trauma research. Herman also says that recovery, therefore, is based upon the empowerment of the survivor and the creation of new connections. (Judith Herman, M.D. Trauma and Recovery.)
There is much research from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment and other entities studying complex trauma that have shown that a body based practice taught with principles that support self-empowerment and connection can allow a survivor to initiate their own ability to heal themselves.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
I was able to collaborate with my dear friend and brilliant artist, Melissa J. Sordoni, to create the logo image for Embodied Brilliance. You can check out her incredible work here https://www.mjsordoni.com/. The name Embodied Brilliance is a tribute to the strength...