TRAUMA & TREMORING
yo everyone. i have sent this link out to a number of friends and acquaintances since i came across it last year and then just thought i might as well put a link here about trauma and tremoring. thus far it has seemed pertinent to mention it to those i know mostly who have post-traumatic symptoms from activism/war and/or, as anne boyer put it, ‘from living as women which is also war’.
the idea is that tremoring releases the stress hormones that your body makes during crazy times of fight/flight. when bodies aren’t able to tremor after stressful events, the hormones get stuck in there and continue to wreak havoc. this therapist/trauma expert person David Berceli has compiled a book of very simple physical exercises designed to trigger tremoring and thus alleviate post-traumatic symptoms - you put different stresses on your legs and then stand/lie in positions where your body can begin to tremor. (so you make like this polar bear here.) i like them particularly because they are not tied to language, and just generally they are very relaxing and make your body feel nice afterwards.