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DFA sessions to recognize the traces of historical memory in your own body

DFA sessions offer a secure and intimate space where it is possible to gain access to the traces of collective trauma in body and psyche, even in the second and third generation. As you discover collective roots in the shape of your body and your movements, you can begin to learn from them and develop alternatives to the repetition of the same dynamics generation after generation.

If the inner balance is not restored after a traumatic experience, the organism retains a charge, both in terms of energy and substance, in a great effort to not lose “control”. This effort raises the degree of involuntary tension of the muscles and connective tissues progressively. Chronical pains and (self-) destructive behaviors are some of the ways the traces of trauma manifest in our lives. The effort to forget what has happened and to move on anchors the experience and all the things you did to protect yourself against the traumatic impact even more in the body. Children feel it and respond to it, even without knowing what it is they are responding to. The same is true for the children’s children…

The hands-on DFA intervention, the experience of support on the ground, the freedom of movement in breathing and the education of sensory perception restores the flow of sensations, so that it becomes possible to describe sensations as they appear in the body in the present moment. When you consider them in the context of the history of your own family and country, you discover that certain features or events you have always taken to be personal and intimate, actually belong to the realm of collective experience. Being able to leave the emotional charge where it belongs, makes you free to act where it is possible.

DFA sessions to recognize the traces of historical memory in your own body