DFA sessions offer a secure and intimate space where it is possible to restore the inner balance after a traumatic experience. If it is not restored, the organism retains a charge, both in terms of energy and chemical substances, 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.
The experience of support on the ground, the hands-on DFA intervention, the freedom of movement in breathing and the understanding resulting from dual consciousness –the awareness of the present moment in the practitioner’s office and the awareness of the information retained in the body-, the time dedicated to attend to the details of what happened that had gone by unnoticed due to the speed of the event and its overwhelming intensity, all this contributes to being able to allow the movements that are necessary to restore the inner balance that was lost during the traumatic experience.