Dare2be: A touch of connection
Led by Bjorn Heijligers
Our bodies evolved to translate sensations into actions. Adverse experiences cause our amygdala to send Fight, Flight or Freeze responses to our body. Especially the freeze signals can become stuck, specifically in the myofascia (connective tissue) surrounding our muscles. Through conscious and deep (self)touch we can (re-)experience the intense sensations associated with those tissues and expand our ability to sense our body and with that greater freedom in our actions.