My reflections following the "Actionable Neuroscience for Stress, Anxiety and Trauma" training led by Dr Heather Sequeira:
We all experience trauma in our unique ways.
We can be aware of how our daily functioning has changed.
But we do not necessarily understand "the relationship between the brain and body" that is responsible for such changes preventing the option of a healthy was of being.
Attending "Actionable Neuroscience" felt like learning a new language to make sense of what happens in our brain and body when they cannot communicate and thus prevent life enhancing patterns of co-operation.
We all know about stress, but may not necessarily distinguish between acute and chronic stress. Maybe also not aware of low-level stress that does keep on without reducing or disappearing.
Dr Sequeira explains in her uniquely clear way, using visual imagery / metaphor, how these different type of stress dynamics alter our functioning.
For non-medically trained professionals - the link between stress /trauma and related impact in terms of medical illnesses starts making sense.
Client presentations came to my mind linking these knowledge to expressed symptoms, both verbally and non-verbally.
This training has enhanced my confidence in spotting possible brain-body disconnections to explore those with my clients.
The impact of this training feels like radiating a sense of empowerment and I wish to share all that with my clients according to their pace.