trauma informed mindfulness resources
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We discussed our personal definitions of trauma and reviewed several types of psychological trauma. We also discussed the reality of exposure to multiple types of psychological trauma.
This is why I suggest practicing/teaching a trauma informed approach.
We took some time to notice the different areas we hold tension in our bodies. This could be an indicator that we store stress in that area. Remember, we have to begin actively working to dissolve the stress we store in different parts of our bodies and bringing awareness to those areas. For example, I mentioned I store stress mostly in my belly. So, throughout the day, I check to see if I’m “holding my belly tight” and actively relax that area of my body.
TIP: If you aren’t sure what areas of your body are tense, try a progressive relaxation exercise. You can find one below or search youtube, whatever works for you. This exercise could show you areas that you are holding tension and should actively work to relax.
Once you know where your stress containers are, actively work to release tension in those areas.
Here are some different exercises you can use throughout the day.
STRESS & THE STRESS RESPONSE
YOUR BRAIN ON MINDFULNESS
BODY TENSION &
PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION EXERCISE
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