One of the most helpful practices I have come across for building resiliency is based on the work of Peter Levine, who uncovered a method of trauma healing and named it Somatic Experiencing. The method is based on studies of how animals deal with trauma in the wild. I use the word “uncovered" because this practice is so intuitive that I highly suspect it can be found woven into many methods of ancient and indigenous healing. While this healing modality is very effective in renegotiating old trauma, it also offers many tools for preventing the negative effects of current situations that could otherwise be registered in our bodies as trauma.
Animals in the wild, after encountering life-threatening events, do not exhibit signs of trauma the way humans do. By studying the similarities and differences between the nervous systems of wild animals and those of humans, we can better understand the innate capacity of our own nervous systems to be more resilient. By practicing methods that are rooted in these studies, we can learn to tap into that inherent resiliency. I think this practice dovetails very nicely with birth work since birth workers are very tuned in to how the nervous system works in its most primitive state through their experience of being present while people labor and give birth.
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