Trauma leaves the nervous system dysregulated, and often overwhelmed and beyond the boundaries of tolerance, within ourselves, within our families, within our very being.

Dysregulation interferes with the feeling of being fully alive, in many ways, including the capacity to experience a moment of peace, living, working, loving, laughing, resting from a place of peace within.

Dysregulation affects the capacity to be at peace within relationships, and within the marketplace.

Trauma recovery promotes nervous system self-regulation, allowing for a spaciousness, being aware of triggers, creating space for a pause, thus responding to triggers, rather than reacting physically from a dysregulated nervous system.

Difficulty sleeping, not feeling rested, difficulty relaxing, muscle tension and pain, bursts of anger, withdrawing from family and friends, feelings of isolation and not fitting in, and dissociation, would all be signs of nervous system dysregulation.

Family members and friends also experience these symptoms, creating a secondary traumatic stress, and collective trauma that is passed down through generations.

Peace may mean different things to different people. Maybe it is a feeling of being grounded, confident in the ability to tolerate overwhelming feelings. Maybe it’s waking up in the middle of the night, with a felt sense of well being.

The idea of being at peace may seem as elusive, and so far out of reach, as Joy.

Healing from trauma is possible. This workshop will offer
non pharmacological interventions for trauma recovery: Post Traumatic Stress, Acute Traumatic Stress, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Collective Trauma, as well Traumatic Grief. Those who suffer from trauma, individually and collectively, and those who care for them will benefit from this experience.

In this 90 minute group session Kathryn Bumgarner, RN, will be leading participants through exercises considered “contemplative practices” of trauma sensitive yoga, trauma sensitive meditation, and a bearing witness of a sacred space, holding a safe container for healing. These practices will provide a greater understanding of how traumatic experiences are stored in the body, and how to recover a sense of wellbeing, peace, calmness, groundedness, harmony and connection.

Participants will leave with an increased awareness and understanding of symptoms (possible triggers) surfacing, both within self or a loved one, with a resource for powerful self-regulation.

Palma Sola Botanical Park
9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209

Workshop facilitator: Kathy Bumgarner, RN, MSN, CHPN, RYT200, Warriors at Ease Certified

Registration: $55

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