Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, the author of “Reclaiming Your Body,” visits the show for a conversation around trauma and healing from the core.
Healing from the Core (Opening) – The two begin by discussing the impact of traumatic events in our lives, big and small. This includes the kind of trauma that comes from things that should have happened for us and never did.
“The thing that most people don’t recognize is that the things that should have happened, but did not. That emptiness often is what causes us to feel as though something is really wrong. It is almost like it’s the things that didn’t happen, but should have, versus the things that did happen that were awful. Both of these cause trauma for us, small and large.” – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom (7:05) – Suzanne talks about our body’s innate wisdom that provides us with the capacity to heal from our trauma.
“All of this wisdom comes bubbling up from the body and informs the brain. What we are now seeing in recent research is that a lot of what goes on in the brain is coming from input from the body which is beyond normal sensory input.” – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Unresolved Trauma (24:25) – Chris and Suzanne discuss the research on how unresolved trauma impacts our lives. They talk about the ways in which traumatic events continue to affect the body after the event occurs.
From the Head to the Heart (32:30) – When approaching trauma, it is easy to focus primarily on what is going on in the mind. Suzanne explores why it is just as important to focus on healing the heart and opening ourselves fully to its tenderness.
“As a culture, we have moved out of our bodies. The speed we go at; the amount of technology we have; the amount of multitasking that goes on; the trauma; all of these things hinder us from being in the present moment in our bodies. My point is that it is our birthright to know how to consciously move back to our bodies and the tremendous amount of wisdom and gifts they have for us. The inspiration of the heart when it wakes up is just exquisite.” – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Find Suzanne Scurlock-Durana online. For more wisdom on healing from the core, check out this episode from Ram Dev.
Photo via Suzanne Scurlock-Durana