I’d been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, and anxiety from childhood. I’ve mostly struggled with feeling disconnected from myself and those around me, broken and helpless. I’d get wildly overwhelmed in life and shut most people out because that was the only pattern I’d ever learned. This made intimacy very hard and super triggering as it awakened deep-rooted fears of abandonment.
During Co-regulating Touch work, my therapist invited me to speak or stay silent, and more importantly, to just let things flow. She invited me to listen to my body and share if I wanted. Over time I’d find myself listening to my body more. Since a lot of my recent work has been around intimacy (my therapist recently incorporated co-regulating touch work around my heart area), which on the first session filled me with this expansive, limitless goodness that’s a bit hard to explain.
I could go on about table work, but I can’t say enough good things about it. Honestly, if you’re not listening to your body, you’ll fall short in so many ways. Our bodies are so responsive and vocal. My advice? Listen to your body. Not just here but in all things. Especially the good, linger on the good.