The Importance of Touch: the search for embodied safety

May 15, 2018
Hosted by Ezreena Rose Scott

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Episode Description

Have you ever wondered how the effects of trauma get stored in the nervous system and how this can compromise our sense of safety and attachment? Kirsten Vinge, a registered physiotherapist and clinical counsellor will be delving into this topic. How can parents foster a secure attachment in children? How important is "touch" in creating safe human connection? Kirsten has training in the brilliant work of Dr. Peter Levine, Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell and she will be sharing her knowledge about somatic experiencing and the Polyvagal theory. We will also be talking about the A.C.E. study that clearly shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences cause heart disease, compromise the immune system and can result in early death, addictions, increased suicide risk etc...... Kirsten will be sharing her unique view of neurophysiology from an embodied perspective, rather than a cognitive, psychological approach. What would it take for each of us to heal trauma and embody a sense of safety?


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TraumaTalk is an opportunity for people to learn more about trauma. The series will describe what trauma is, causes and symptoms, how it shows up and affects the way we function. The signs of trauma are evidenced mentally, emotionally, physically and behaviourally.

This show will review effective methods for processing and resolving trauma that go beyond management and adaption. We will hear from other professionals, who will describe how they see trauma show up in the body and how their methods can help in the healing process. Several clients will share their stories of trauma and how they overcame their experiences.

These episodes will encourage and assist you in performing a mental assessment of any trauma you may have experienced, and to bring a deeper understanding of why you function the way you do. Rather than survive trauma, what would it take for you to thrive beyond it? There is help, there is hope and there is healing.

Ezreena Rose Scott

Ezreena is a psychotherapist whom runs a private practice in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Before this, while getting her degree from University of Ottawa, Ezreena worked for the Military Police at National Defence Headquarters and various other departments in the federal government thereafter.

Her insatiable curiosity about human behaviour, especially within different populations, led her to becoming a psychotherapist. This career path has provided a continual view and expanding insights into human nature. What she has discovered, at the root of people’s issues, is often unprocessed trauma! Ezreena takes a different approach to helping people. Rather than teaching her clients how to manage, she helps them process the trauma in order to clear the symptoms. Events in childhood shape how we develop, and when left unresolved, can impact us in adulthood: cognitively, emotionally, somatically, behaviourally and energetically.

Trauma has a huge impact on people, often unbeknownst to them. When resolved, the results can be phenomenal!

Episode Directory

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

  • 5/29/2018: The Trauma of Grief and Loss Listen Now
  • 5/22/2018: How physical trauma impacts the body, mind and spirit! Listen Now
  • 5/15/2018: The Importance of Touch: the search for embodied safety Listen Now
  • 5/8/2018: How trauma impacts our emotional system and internal organs Listen Now
  • 5/1/2018: How emotional and mental abuse can be traumatizing Listen Now

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