It seems I start a lot of my writing by saying, 

The toughest thing to understand is…. (enter the thing that is tough to understand) … ‘

And today, I will start this email note to you by saying: 

One of the toughest things to understand when it comes to working with and healing shock trauma is that there is no “one-size-fits-all-cookie-cutter-simple-step” process to release it. 

Today’s video is an excerpt from a longer video chat I did with student and friend Joe Martino.

For context, our original chat was about media sense-making and why we both believe it’s important to have awareness, curiosity and most importantly, regulation, when digging into world events … 

At the end of our chat he shares a “textbook” example of what processing a shock trauma might look like when one is integrating the education and skills learned via my online resources. 

By the way, Joe is a great storyteller and he gives a play-by-play of this entire shock trauma event. 

From all the thoughts that went through his mind while falling off a ladder, to the weird sounds he made on the ground, to random emotions that kept popping up, all the way to a real (non-instigated) shaking release that one might say is the “holy grail” for knowing you have shifted stored shock trauma. 

Not sure what shock trauma actually is? 

If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to watch my healing trauma video training

In this training, I break down the differences between:

  • Shock trauma
  • Accumulated and chronic stress 
  • What I call “medical and more” trauma
  • Early and developmental trauma 

Another perk to this free training

The worksheets that go with each video, plus the 20-min neurosensory exercise that helps you put the theory into real-life experience

Even if you have moved through this video training, consider doing a refresher of the education, and at the least, give the 20-min neurosensory exercise a go again. 

After all, it never “hurts” to reconnect to your system and the environment.
(If anything, it’ll help heal!)

Here’s to more learning, healing, pausing, and releasing shock traumas (organically, I might add!). 

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Resources to complement this vlog:

SmartBody SmartMind™ A 12-week Nervous System Rewire Online Course 

**Registration is open from February 13 to February 22

Irene’s website

How to build somatic and nervous system capacity

Does shaking heal trauma?

Find out more about Joe and his work:

Joe Martino’s Instagram

Joe Martino’s Substack

Joe Martino’s Podcast

Collective Evolution

The Pulse