The best way to combat this visceral sense of fear and disassociation is by having what Bonnie Badenoch, the author of “The Heart of Trauma,” calls “disconfirming experiences.” These are experiences of deep reciprocal attunement with others that make you feel viscerally safe.
Tapping into her years of experience of providing remote care to her patients, Licia Sky leads us through an exercise of noticing sensations and feelings. She shows us how to foster contact, connection, and touch through self holding and how we can notice the nuances of what we are sensing right in this moment.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of the New York Times #1 bestselling author The Body Keeps The Score and learn timely (and critically important) approaches for all of us in the helping professions.
Licia Sky discusses our perceptions of isolation and how we can rethink connection and contact during this period of social distancing due to the novel coronavirus. Frontline healthcare workers treating very ill patients without the benefit of touch, bodyworkers relegated to electronic platforms to treat their patients, and every day people and families are all trying to navigate the world remade. Here Licia offers wisdom about how each of us can make connections and be kind to ourselves and kind to the people with whom we have the fortune of sharing our lives, even when it’s at a distance.
Sign up with your email to receive news and updates.