The body, mind and spirit are one - they are simply different expressions of the same 'substance'. It is not just our mind the records the events and experiences of our lives, but so does our body and our auric field. In fact, there is a fair amount of evidence out there the our 'memories' and actually stored in our biofield (for more on this - start at https://electrichealth.com/).
The body stores a 'cellular memory' of our experiences and stories, which over time can create physical changes (posture, pain, illness) in the body. When we live a life unaware of this connection, we tent to accumulate redundant behaviours, habits and attitudes that are not supportive of our higher self. We can get stuck in physical pain patterns, or emotional rollercoasters, or behaviour patterns we just can't break... (the creativity of the soul in expressing itself is vast and unique to each individual person :) ). Our Trauma Healing sessions aim at very gently guiding the body through the process of releasing story and trauma from a manual therapy perspective (not talk therapy!).
"The human soul doesn't want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed - to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul's healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through" - Parker Palmer
What happens in Trauma Healing sessions:
Once assessment and health history has been completed and discussed, we integrate a number of modalities into the session - Craniosacral therapy, Rolf Movement, energetic modalities (reiki and PEIEC) and sound therapy. While Structural Integration is a fantastic modality for trauma and story release, not everyone is suited to it. This work is far more subtle and gentle and is a valuable stand alone therapy or an adjunct to Structural Integration. The 'hands on work' is a very gentle manual therapy to help shift and release that which is ready to move :)
Note: I have found over the years that many types of therapies/therapists hold to the belief that we have complete control and choice in 'letting stuff go' (so do it right now!). But something that I have noticed in this work and in myself personally - it just doesn't happen that way! I find the philosophy that 'you can shift anything immediately' (while might be doable for some) leads to a sense of failure within (the rest of) us when we can't manifest the change we are looking for.
I do believe shifts can happen very quickly, particularly when you approach your story from as many angles as possible (e.g. manual therapy, energy therapy, talk therapy...). But sometimes the process of release involves layers that take time to progress through. In these cases I have found that becoming tuned in to what you are really looking to shift, asking for the shift, then letting life guide you to the people/techniques (even if it seems obscure!) the most effective way :).