HELPFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

WEBSITES

www.traumahealing.org

www.seauk.org.uk

www.pete-walker.com

www.addiction.com/a-z/somatic-experiencing

https://drarielleschwartz.com/ - plenty of helpful resources and a particularly good blog on trauma-related issues.

Spiritual practices have changed a great deal over the time I've been engaging with them. Although there can still be plenty of spiritual bypassing and emphasis on 'transcendence' in the spiritual community, there are many practices and teachers that recognise  the value of taking a more integrative approach, that includes psychological work, trauma healing and attention to process in the body.

I would particularly recommend the work of the people below as being complimentary to the trauma-informed approach of Somatic Experiencing. Whilst the list is by no means exhaustive, it should provide a good starting point for anyone interested in investigating further.

Adyashanti - American-born spiritual teacher and author who offers talks, online study courses, and retreats in the United States and abroad. ''Spirituality is not something set apart from life; rather, it is a plunge into the heart of existence.'' Many talks and videos available on youtube and on his website  https://www.adyashanti.org/

Tara Brach - Psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. Her teaches the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness and practicing compassion in action. She has worked to bring principles and practices of mindfulness to issues of racial injustice, equity and inclusivity; peace; environmental sustainability, as well as to prisons and schools. https://www.tarabrach.com/

OTHER RESOURCES

 

Helplines:

Mind - mental health charity; www.mind.org.uk; Tel: 03001233393  Monday-Friday 9am - 6pm

The Samaritans - support for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide; www.samaritans.org; Tel: 116 123 - 24hrs

 

Victim Support - charity supporting people affected by crime; www.victimsupport.org.uk; Tel: 0808 1689111 - 24hrs

 

Refuge - National Domestic Abuse Helpline; www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk; Tel: 0808 2000247 - 24hrs

National Centre for Domestic Violence - providing emergency legal protection for survivors of domestic abuse; www.ncdv.org.uk; Tel 0800 970 2070

Respect - for men suffering from domestic abuse or violence; mensadviceline.org.uk; Tel: 0808 8010327 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Mon/Weds 9-8)

NSPCC - keeping children safe; www.nspcc.org.uk; Tel: 0808 800 5000 - 24hrs

Childline - counselling service for children and young people; www.childline.org.uk; Tel: 0800 1111 - 7 days 9am-midnight

The National Careline - providing support and information to the elderly, their carers and their families.; www.thenationalcareline.org; Tel: 0800 0699 784

Hourglass - Action on Elder Abuse; wearehourglass.org; Tel: 0808 808 8141

Cruse Bereavement Care - providing free care and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief; www.cruse.org.uk; Tel: 0800 808 1677

BODY-FRIENDLY SPIRITUALITY

THE ART OF EMBODIMENT

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Tel 07915397077

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