Presenter: Deb Dana
We have two drives- the drive to survive and the longing to connect. Sometimes these work together and other times they are in opposition.
“Trauma is a chronic disruption of connectedness.” -Stephen Porges
“A healing environment is a safe environment & a safe environment is a healing environment.”
Self-care- Stretching, self-touch, sighing
3 types of sighs- relief, frustration, and contentment. A sigh is a slow exhalation that is made out loud.
5 minutes of viewing nature either in real life or on a video helps your nervous system return to feeling safe and social more quickly
Warmth and confidence are the top 2 qualities that people seek in a therapist.