How To Get Back In Touch With Your Body
Our mind and body are intertwined, but we don’t always recognize this connection. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, explains why it’s important to get in touch with your body and how to hear what it’s trying to tell you.
Many forms of therapy today focus on getting us back in touch with our physical sensations as a way of better understanding our emotions. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks about how the body stores memories and emotional experiences and why it’s important to listen to what your body might be trying to tell you. She also guides listeners through a mindfulness exercise designed to help you get back in touch with your body and its wisdom.
Listen and learn:
Why getting back in touch with your body is so important
Why we can’t live in our heads all the time
How body awareness can keep you grounded in the present moment
Why we don’t listen to our body
What can happen when your body is trying to tell you something
Why trauma makes us tune out our body’s messages
How mindfulness can help you get in touch with what’s happening inside you
The value of curiosity and creativity
The simple question that opens the door to body awareness in an organic way
> Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox by Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT
> The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
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