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Starting From Resource

Somatic work is intentionally slow and gentle. The nervous system does not respond well to overwhelm. In the words of some of my wonderful teachers from The Focalizing Institute, ‘The slow way is the fast way’. Practically speaking this means that when working with the nervous system and in turning towards difficult emotions and experiences, it is important to identify and sink into your resources first. Resource is support. It can be identifying what feels good, even when experiencing pain or turbulent emotions. If good is a bit of a stretch, it is finding things that feel ok. Resources can…