3 thoughts on “Understanding What Your Body Wants, Part 1

  • September 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    The work I’ve done with Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) has really helped me become more in tune with my body’s messages. I had no idea the stress and trauma my body was holding on to. I’m slowly working on learning to listen to them and the stories they have, and then learning to set them free.

    • September 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      @ Eating as a Path to Yoga, that’s great that you’re learning to tune into your body’s messages! I’ve actually never heard of SE or IFS. I’ll have to look into them.

    • September 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Hi Eating as a Path to Yoga,
      YES! Somatic Experiencing and Internal Family Systems are great examples of work that helps you develop a compassionate relationship with your body. You might recognize some of the approaches I describe here and in tomorrow’s follow-up piece, because they draw from the same families of mindfulness and body-centered work. I’m so glad to hear that you’ve had the experience of relief after tuning into the ways your body remembers things. Thank you for your comment.

      Ashley Eder, LPC


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