Nov 30, 2020
If you feel like something’s not quite right with you life but you can’t put your finger on it, this episode of Woman Worriers is for you. Host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Michelle Dixon, talk about developmental and preverbal trauma and how bodywork and talk therapy can work together to help heal these early wounds.
“The first thing I notice as a bodyworker is what I call armoring, or muscle tightness, in different parts of the body that can’t be explained through injury, illness, etc.” — Michelle Dixon
“When you bring your attention to the body, it can be pretty magical.” — Michelle Dixon
“Emotion is so embedded in memories and the connectivity of all of our memories and how they create this tapestry and then we make meaning of them.” — Michelle Dixon
“There’s something in there they can’t quite articulate; they’re having a body reaction that doesn’t make sense.” — Michelle Dixon
“That ‘right now’ moment is the window to all of the other moments that connect to the feeling you have.” — Michelle Dixon
Some people have painful recollections of childhood. Others may remember their childhood as happy, but as adults feel like something is not quite right, like they don’t have a right to be here or that the world would be better off without them. That’s because some wounds occur before we have the words to understand or describe them. In this week’s episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., welcomes Michelle Dixon, a trauma specialist and mindfulness coach who takes a holistic approach to recovery, which includes releasing trauma from the body. They talk about developmental and preverbal trauma, how to recognize it and how to heal it.
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