Watching Bessel van der Kolk’s live CE presentation on trauma and attachment from the comforts of a counseling office (far better than sitting in a hotel room since we can get up and go to the bathroom and make snarky comments from time to time).
He is focusing on neuroscience and the role of the body in trauma and trauma recovery. Here are a couple of tasty quotes:
- trauma isn’t about what happened but how it lives in you now
- the most important part of trauma recovery is self-regulation
- If you can’t be curious about yourself, you can’t get better (speaking of curiosity of one’s body, how it reacts to trauma triggers; the capacity to observe in the here rather than live in the past).