Have Heart

I first realized the physical imprint trauma is capable of leaving on one's heart years ago while lying on a massage table receiving Reiki. A vivid image appeared in my minds eye of my own hearts radiance struggling to break through the cracks of a dark opaque outer shell. I knew at once that my healing would not be complete until this layer was shed. It's not that I was without the capacity to love, I loved deeply, rather, what I came to learn years later while training to be a Somatic Psychotherapist was that the image and the accompanying sensations symbolized a physical constriction of the muscles around my heart. This constricting or armoring had developed as an attempt to protect; it h

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