||As we have learned, pain, stress, and trauma can cause us to disconnect from parts of our body, creating the environment for loss of wellness, sickness, or disease. Often times it is said we use our bodies to “somatize” hurtful experiences, creating spasm, organic dysfunction, or other dis-ease as a way to wall off further discomfort.
After observing thousands of people in both private practice and public seminars, Dr. Epstein discovered 12 basic healing rhythms, or stages, consistent with each individual’s path to healing.
Each stage of healing has it own distinct “rite of passage”- accompanied by a chaotic experience, healing crisis, or event which helps us to reunite with aspects of ourselves that are traumatized, forgotten, abused, shamed, or unforgiven.
Each stage also has a characteristic pattern of breath, movement, and touch, that can help us to reconnect with the natural, internal rhythms of our body, and experience a greater sense of joy and well-being.
Somato Respiratory Integration, (SRI), based on the Twelve Stages of Healing, appears to consistently reverse the process of defense physiology, spinal distortions, and disconnection that hinders the expression of life.
As we become safe to feel and experience the reconnection to our physical selves, it becomes easier to release traumatic events from our past, and allow for: