New Qigong Treatment Helps Survivors Heal After Sexual Trauma Without Triggers

 

Discover a new science-backed way to integrate the ancient Chinese wisdom of Qigong to heal after sexual trauma and restore your boundaries

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When our boundaries have been crossed, it’s common to experience dissociation and deep-rooted shame (Vidal & Petrak, 2007).

Shame remains in the body, internalized and stuck until we find the tools to acknowledge and shift these feelings.

But when we don’t have the somatic tools to fully embody and process our trauma, our nervous system holds on to those experiences.

  • This can result in dissociation whenever a situation reminds us of that painful past.
  • As well as experiencing deep-rooted shame, as we fear being rejected by those we rely on. 

With time, not only can this compromise our immune system, but can also make the body vulnerable to auto-immune disorders, diseases and viral infections.

High amounts of cortisol flood the body when the nervous system holds onto this trauma response for too long, compromising the immune system, according to Dr. Gabor Maté.

Studies showing the correlation between assault and fibromyalgia and the link between PTSD and migraines are undeniable (Springer et al., 2003). Maté believes that fibromyalgia is the body’s way of saying ‘no’ to stresses in one’s life that they themselves have not been able to say ‘no’ to (Carpotta, 2020).

“Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you” (Carpotta, 2020, p. 4).

Thankfully, there is a way to restore our boundaries and heal after sexual trauma without years in talk therapy.

 According to leading experts such as Dr. Pat Ogden, Dr. Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, and Dr. Gabor Maté, the key to healing is to reconnect with bodily sensations and to understand that the body holds on to trauma before it learns how to heal.

 This is why many movement and body-centered therapies are emerging as effective and trauma-informed modalities to heal from traumatic experiences.

In fact, somatic healing techniques alone help to heal PTSD symptoms in clients by releasing stuck and unprocessed trauma from body tissue.

However, while many emerging modalities are still yet to be proven in their efficacy:

Research has shown Qigong to be an effective medium for healing from trauma (Sancier & Holman, 2004).

For example, Qigong has been shown to be particularly helpful for trauma survivors as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, aiding the body’s ability to move into a rest-and-digest state, known as homeostasis (Yeung et al., 2018).

The more the body shifts into this state through Qigong exercises and other somatic exercises, the body learns to activate the parasympathetic system more easily, resulting in feeling calmer, more regularly (Yeung et al., 2018).

Traditional Chinese Medicine understands poor health to be a cause of stagnant or blocked energy (qi) in the body (Yeung et al., 2018). Qigong works to release energy (qi) that is stuck in the body and to further balance one’s energy, assisting to strengthen the immune system and improving mental well-being (Schnauzer, 2006).

Qigong is particularly useful for trauma survivors stuck in a fear response as the slow movement helps to regulate:

  • The nervous system and emotions
  • The circulatory systems
  • The hormonal system
  • The immune system

The practice of Qigong creates an attuned presence through slow movements, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, and maintaining balance and coordination (Yeung et al., 2018). The combination of these principles is necessary to harness energy to get one’s Qi to flow easily (Yeung et al., 2018).

Qigong activates your inner resources to instill a state of calm in the body. The positive effects of Qigong can be:

  • Feeling safe in your body
  • Feeling grounded
  • Feeling stable
  • Feeling stronger in your body
  • Feeling oriented in your environment
  • Balancing for the whole system

Qigong consists of mindful movement through harnessing control over our bodies. These meditative movements are different from everyday activities as they tend to elicit personal experiences and sensations which link to emotion- aiding in cognitive processing (Pölönen et al., 2019). Qigong acts to ground symbolic content into tangible, embodied movements to strengthen the connection between the mind and body (Pölönen et al., 2019). 

Qigong’s focus on achieving a sense of awareness is to harness the ability to observe thought patterns without forming too much attachment to them (Shonin et al., 2013). The combination of engaging in movement and breath during these thought patterns allows for this process of releasing attachment to one’s thoughts to occur more easily.

Determined to make this powerful modality available to therapists and their clients, we’ve created a new self-paced 7-day online program integrating traditional Chinese Qigong for clinical trauma treatment.

Introducing Qigong For Sexual Trauma

 

Discover a new science-backed way to integrate the ancient Chinese wisdom of Qigong to heal after sexual trauma and restore your boundaries

7+ guided Qigong therapies specific to healing after sexual trauma, loss and shame

For the next 7 days, you’ll receive a different Qigong technique each day to facilitate healing. From beginner routines for moving through dissociation to specific ones focused on healing sexual shame, you’ll discover the effectiveness of the traditional Chinese wisdom with a scientific and clinical integration.

2 easy-to-integrate video modules with 10+ year Qigong and sexual trauma expert, Stephanie Lafazanos

Get actionable and to-the-point insights from Qigong master, Stephanie Lafazanos, who takes you on a journey to understand the modern applications for ancient Qigong medicine. Each module comes with slide decks and supporting material for an immersive learning experience.

Private support community with therapist support

Get immediate access to a supportive community of like-minded therapists and clients there to support and hold space for each other without judgement. Every day, hundreds of members post about their experience, struggles and wins.

This is a great place to get your questions answered promptly while connecting with those willing to understand.

​​Watch from your phone, tablet or laptop

Whether on the go or watching from your office, this program is always readily available at your fingertips for whenever you need these resources most.

Lifetime access to the program

By signing up today, you secure your account to receive all future program updates and improvements at no extra cost.

All Rewire Therapy Programs Come With:

  • A private support community

  • Lifetime access to the program and all future updates

  • Technical support via email and text

  • Start at any time at your own pace

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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Thousands Of Healing Transformations With Rewire Therapy

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“For the first time ever, I feel like I understand what's happening in my body.” 

 

Andrea, USA
"I was super-skeptical if this would work for me because I had literally tried everything and nothing was helping my PTSD... A week into the course and I already feel a huge difference."
 

Emily R, New York
"I bought a course on trauma healing from MindValley but totally didn't relate to the teacher or the content. Listening to female experts who have been there really makes all the difference. Thank you so much :-)."
 
Jessica L, Toronto
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"I've learned to truly listen to my body once again. This course has been a true gift."
 

Jenna, Survivor, USA
"I think the weirdest difference I noticed was that when I was practicing the exercises in Week 1... I began to feel my feet again. I realized I had dissociated from my feet for so long."
 
 
Jason R, Los Angeles
"I've been trying to heal my PTSD for years. It always felt like I took 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I just purchased this course and it's already paid for itself. The information in week 1 alone was more helpful than anything else I've done."
 
Marie G, Quebec
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“This course has been so helpful for my patients, especially those who’ve been through trauma.”
 
Cecilia, Clinical Psychologist, Guatemala

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Meet The Experts

Tanya Zajdel

Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet, and Iheart Radio.

 

Tanya is a mental health worker, a women’s health nurse, and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connections in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.

 

Her techniques combine various proven therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including somatic therapy, yoga, drama therapy, dance therapy, CBT, qigong, EMDR, vagal toning, authentic movement, and a combination of expressive, creative art therapies.

Stephanie Lafazanos

Stephanie Lafazanos is a Certified Medical Intuitive, Integrative Somatic Trauma & Holistic Practitioner, Tantra and Intimacy Instructor/ Trainer and Coach at Wildly Woman. She helps women and couples who struggle with intimacy in relationships, gain the skills and self-healing needed so they can create more passionate and supportive loving connections.

 

Skilled in Integrative Somatic Trauma therapies, Tao Tantra, Qigong, Energy medicine and Intimacy coaching, Stephanie helps others move past trauma and transform mental, emotional and physical blockages to relationship success, sexual and spiritual wholeness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Sources

 
Caparrotta, M. (2020, July 1). Dr. Gabor Maté on Childhood Trauma, the Real Cause of Anxiety and Our ‘Insane’Culture. Human Window. https://humanwindow.com/dr-gabor-mate-interview-childhood-trauma-anxiety-culture/
 
K. M. Sancier & D. Holman. (2004). Commentary: Multifaceted Health Benefits of Medical Qigong. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10(1), 163-165. http://doi.org/10.1089/107555304322849084
 
Pölönen, P., Lappi, O., & Tervaniemi, M. (2019). Effect of Meditative Movement on Affect and Flow in Qigong Practitioners. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 2375.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02375
 
Schnauzer, M. (2006). Qigong: The art of self-healing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42(1), 53.
 
Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Meditation awareness training (MAT) for improved psychological well-being: A qualitative examination of participant experiences. Journal of Religion and Health, 53(3), 849-863. 10.1007/s10943-013-9679-0
 
 Springer, K. W., Sheridan, J., Kuo, D., & Carnes, M. (2003). The long-term health outcomes of childhood abuse. An overview and a call to action. Journal of general internal medicine, 18(10), 864–870. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1525-1497.2003.20918.x
 
 Vidal, M. E., & Petrak, J. (2007). Shame and adult sexual assault: A study with a group of female survivors recruited from an East London population. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 22(2), 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681990600784143
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