The future of working with Trauma housed in the Body Magical Connective Tissue: Fascia, What it is and Why it Matters

10.00 -13.00

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Tickets: £50+ booking fees

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The Event

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, your fascia is a continuous silver-white bodysuit that surrounds, separates, interpenetrates and envelopes all of your organs, including your brain, vagus nerve and every muscle, bone and blood vessel in your body.

It is slick and slippery like a fluid body, a spider web between and surrounding muscles, gliding and sliding across each other gracefully, unrestricted, providing an environment that enables all bodily systems to operate and communicate in an integrated manner.

When emotional stress and trauma take hold, this happy, slick, slippery spider web becomes gluey, forming tree trunks of restriction clamping down on our organs, muscles and nerves.

Fascia has been missing from the historical atlas of psychotherapy and the theory of working with the body in therapy. Something physical that we can put our finger on, more intelligent and interconnected than muscle memory. Therapists know they are missing something, and this is where the fascia has tremendous implications for our work in mental health.

Today both therapists and clients talk about emotional stress and trauma being stuck in the body, that "the body keeps score" and "the body remembers" “the body says No”. However, there isn’t much science to explain exactly where in the body emotions and trauma are manifesting.

People often speak about healing physical body trauma as if it were magical alchemy, constantly seeking a magical intervention, thinking it can be learned in a morning workshop that will quickly make the trauma disappear. But there is no quick fix. There is no magic potion because healing emotional and physical trauma involves many layers of work. It takes time.

Our clients need to be involved in this work and understand how their bodies hold and process emotional stress and trauma. When our clients are involved, they begin to notice what works for them and over time, they can navigate towards safety and make good choices for themselves in the here and now. They will feel it, somatically, in their body.

During the workshop, we will explore:

- Magical Connective Tissue: Fascia, what is it and why it matters

- Issues in the Tissues: How fascia houses Trauma in the Body

- Our most intelligent organ: Interception, Proprioception & Neuroception

- Fascia & The Vagus Nerve

- Fascia & our Organs - Heart and Gut

- Intergenerational Trauma, PTSD & Fascia

- Potential for Growth & Healing: Befriending the body. Learn Trauma-Informed Yoga tools

to work with clients online and in person.

- Practical tools and knowledge to share with clients

Equipment & Experience: No yoga experience is required to attend this workshop, just an interest in the mind-body connection. On the day of the workshop, do wear comfortable clothing and have a space where you can sit on the floor; you’re welcome to bring your yoga mat or blanket. You have a choice to practise movement seated or on the floor; adjustments are always given.

Disclaimer: This workshop is not designed to qualify participants to be trauma-informed teacher, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, mindfulness instructor, Psychotherapist, Counsellor or trauma therapist. Instead, the workshop seeks to provide knowledge and skills to enhance the existing skills of therapists or yoga teachers within their existing scope of practice. Further training and support via supervision or personal therapy is always recommended when integrating new approaches into one’s existing work.

Note: The material in this workshop awakens many sensations, emotions, experiences and thoughts within our own bodies. It is very important that you already have some clinical awareness and knowledge of this subject.

The trainer:

Lorna Evans | Founder The Mind Movement

Psychotherapist & Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher

Lorna is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, holding an MSc in Body Awareness & Psychotherapy. Lorna proudly integrates psychotherapy and the body with a focus on Breath & Movement as healing tools for trauma, anxiety and depression.

Lorna recently worked on documentaries, books and press with MTV, The Discovery Channel, Psychologies Magazine, BBC, SKY and Samaritans. Lorna has several books due to be published in 2022/23 and is a media spokesperson for UKCP.

Lorna’s YouTube Channel, The Mind Movement, encourages people to find a therapist whilst sharing positive psychoeducation about staying well by raising awareness of the body, breath and movement.

Lorna has worked in primary care and MIND for many years and now has a private clinical practice in the North East of England. Lorna’s clinical work is grounded in the knowledge that mind and body are fully integrated and what the therapist notices in the client’s body, or experiences in her own body, energy, tension, holding or other non-verbal phenomena is vital to bring into awareness and into the therapeutic work with our clients.

Alongside her clinical practice, Lorna is very proud to teach Trauma-Informed Yoga and learn from the students of Changing Lives, NHS Recovery College, Mind and many other trauma survivor groups and charities across the UK.

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