Santa Barbara, California.
“One of the clearest lessons from contemporary neuroscience is that our sense of ourselves is anchored in a vital connection with our bodies.
We do not truly know ourselves
unless we can feel and interpret our physical sensations; we need to register and act on these sensations to navigate safely through life.
While numbing (or compensatory sensation seeking) may make life tolerable, the price you pay is that you lose awareness of what is going on inside your body and, with that, the sense of being fully, sensually alive.”
- Bessel van der Kolk MD
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma