Embodied Processing Student Interview - Sarah Cannata


Sarah from Story Telling for the Soul talks about her experience with the Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
We also cover eating disorders and how she combines writing with the Somatic Therapy EP.

"I started incorporating the techniques on myself and I could see this was going to have a huge impact on people because it was working on me"

Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
Info & Curriculum: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing
Pre-Training Masterclass: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing-pre-training 

Connect with Sarah.
Website: www.storytellingforthesoul.com

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The Conditioned Nervous System (PART 4)

A trauma-sensitive perspective on abuser/abused, victim/narcissist 

This is part 4, please first refer to part 1, part 2  & part 3 before reading. (Click the highlighted link)

In assisting someone in healing from the position of a victim it is absolutely essential to help them get in touch with their rage and anger, as previously mentioned the qualities of rage when fully contained and embodied are power, strength, autonomy, certainty, will etc.

When we feel connected to our strength and our power we are able to set sufficient boundaries, integrated anger is what makes No mean No, it is what gives us the strength to say ENOUGH and then follow through with appropriate action.

Fully stepping into anger brings us out of a dorsal vagal shutdown into a more healthy sympathetic response to a situation where we are being abused.

The most efficient way I have come across in assisting someone out of the please appease response is to work...

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The Conditioned Nervous System (PART 3)

A trauma-sensitive perspective on abuser/abused, victim/narcissist 

This is part 3, please first refer to part 1 and part 2 before reading. (Click the highlighted link)

Last week I discussed the dynamics and conditioned responses of the nervous system that underpin pathological narcissism and create the dynamic between abuser and the abused.

Of course, there are many other factors aside from just the conditioned fight reflex that are embedded within the structure of narcissism, such as disturbances in the development of self representations and fractured psychic structures due to arrests in childhood individuation. Nonetheless, for reasons of understanding the dynamics the fundamentals are more important than the details in this case and it is not necessary to fully understand the finer details in order to heal or gain deeper insight. 

This week I am going to discuss healing from narcissism and from narcissistic abuse.

My intention is not to offer a...

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Addiction (Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Codependency etc)

Addiction for a very long time is something that has been stigmatised, shamed, looked down upon and people who are suffering from addiction are punished, outcasted from society and sent to prison.

The cultural view on addiction for the most part is that it has been some kind of moral failing, lack of willpower, a personal defect within the person or a conscious choice someone makes (like anyone would choose to live a life suffering in the grips of addiction).

The second model of addiction arose with the creation of 12 step programs, which is the disease model. This was a step in the right direction as it taught so called “addicts” to relate to themselves differently.

They where taught that they have an incurable disease which must be managed and if they where to refrain from using substances, they must attend meetings and work a thorough program in order to live a functional life free from their substance of choice, and the chaos active addiction causes.



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