Qigong Practices That Can Help Support Survivors In Healing After Sexual Trauma

The body is deeply affected by sexual trauma.

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To aid on this complex journey of healing, Rewire Therapy has curated the Qigong For Sexual Trauma Program, an expert-led program that integrates the ancient Chinese wisdom of Qigong to help: 

  • Release trauma memory from the tissues
  • Heal and ground the trauma-affected nervous system
  • Release feelings of fear, loss, shame, and anger
  • Cultivate feelings of safety and self-trust
  • Reclaim confidence and empowerment
  • Build a safe and pleasurable relationship within sexuality

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“Our body has the miraculous capacity to mend itself and Qigong reawakens the natural healer within each of us.” - Deborah Davis

Our experience of trauma is internalized by our nervous system as a survival mechanism. When our intimate boundaries have been crossed, it is common to experience dissociation and shame (Vidal & Petrak, 2007).

Trauma survivors may continue to experience distress and challenging emotions, even after talk therapy.

According to leading experts such as Pat Ogden, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, and Gabor Maté, the body is the key to healing trauma.

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 calmer state (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,  strengthen the immune system, and improve mental well-being (Schnauzer, 2006).

The slow movement of Qigong can help to regulate five major systems:

  • The nervous system 
  • The limbic system
  • The circulatory systems
  • The endocrine system
  • The immune system

The practice of Qigong can create an attuned presence through its slow movements, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, and maintenance of balance and coordination (Yeung et al., 2018). The combination of these principles can help to harness energy to support the flow of our qi (Yeung et al., 2018).

Qigong can help us activate our inner resources to instill a state of calm in the body. Some positive recorded outcomes of Qigong include: 

  • Feeling safe in your body
  • Feeling grounded
  • Feeling stronger in your body
  • Feeling oriented in your environment 

Qigong consists of mindful, meditative movements which 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 can help to achieve a sense of awareness as well as 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 can allow for distressing or intrusive thoughts to pass by safely. 

Inspired to make this powerful modality available to therapists and their clients, we’ve created a new self-paced online program that integrates traditional Chinese Qigong to support trauma healing.

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.

Technique 1: Healing From Sexual Assault Through Qigong & Tantra

Using a Taoist Qigong practice of self-massage and breathwork, this exercise focuses on loving and nurturing yourself.

Technique 2: Healing Dissociation Through Qigong

Find groundedness through the Qigong practices of ‘soothing chi’ and ‘ocean breathing’. Using breath, intention, and movement, instill feelings of awareness and safety.

Technique 3: Sending Love To The Womb Through Qigong Meditation

Using a Taoist Qigong meditation known as the inner smile in this exercise helps to open the heart to experience feelings of love, joy, and gratitude and to send that energy to the pelvic area as a destressing technique for the pelvis

Technique 4: Healing Sexual Shame Through Qigong

Build a positive relationship with your sexuality using the Qigong exercise of moving your hips in a figure-eight pattern- using our breath as we move. This exercise works with healing through feelings of shame or guilt by balancing one’s energy. 

Technique 5: Healing From Traumatic Childbirth Through Tantra & Qigong Practice

This exercise uses a Taoist Qigong, and Tantric practice called the ‘microcosmic orbit’. We begin with a body scan and then utilize breathwork while moving our hands in a circular motion over and around our pelvic area.

Technique 6: Releasing Shame, Loss, Fear & Anger From Sexual Center Through Tantra

Shift feelings of anger and shame with the Taoist tantric practice called ‘wands of light’. This exercise draws on the five-element theory from traditional Chinese medicine.

Technique 7: Healing Anger, Helplessness, and Crossed Boundaries

Harness confidence and empowerment; today’s exercise uses a Qigong practice to create strong boundaries and a healthy sense of aggression. This exercise helps us connect to larger sources of energy and concentrate that energy into the lower energy center in our belly. 

+ Two Expert-Led Theory Modules:

Theory Module 1: Introduction To Qigong (32-min)

  • The background of Qigong and Tantra
  • The three main foundations for Qigong
  • Shifting Virtues
  • Tantric-based Qigong
  • The Yin and the Yang

Theory Module 2: Qigong Movements For Trauma Healing (15-min)

  • Qigong exercise demonstrations
  • The Qigong Community

All Rewire Therapy Programs Come With:

  • A private support community

  • Lifetime access to the program and all future updates

  • Technical support via email and messenger

  • Start at any time at your own pace

  • A 72-hour money-back guarantee

  • A 30-day program exchange policy

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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."
 
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“This course has been so helpful for my patients, especially those who’ve been through trauma.”
 
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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/
 
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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
 
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 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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