Trauma and the Unbound Body: The Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness Kindle Edition
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"This groundbreaking book teaches us how to resolve all levels of trauma through inhabiting the internal space of our body. The practices and teachings reveal the ground of fundamental consciousness, and Judith Blackstone is a brilliant, experienced guide. This path of healing trauma is deep, powerful, and true." --Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge"Judith Blackstone works at the junction point between pure awareness and our own messy physical and emotional selves. She teaches embodiment at a very deep level, and in this marvelous book, she offers a step-by-step process for healing trauma through embodied awareness. Blackstone's Realization Process can help you discover the fundamental wisdom within your body--within the bones, the muscles, the fascia. The more you tune into this fundamental ground, the more awareness itself can begin to release the effects of psychological and physical wounding. This is psycho-spiritual work at the cutting edge of freedom!" --Sally Kempton, meditation teacher and author of Awakening Shakti and Meditation for the Love of It "Trauma and the Unbound Body is a cutting-edge book which elegantly shows us how spiritual awakening enriches bodywork and psychological healing. Judith Blackstone begins with a clear exploration about how we organize ourselves in response to trauma. She then shares examples and practical methods for attuning to fundamental consciousness to release trauma-based patterns. Both healers and those healing will cherish this book!" --Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW, author of Shift Into Freedom "Judith's book is a powerful, practical guide to working with trauma. She helps the reader reclaim lost qualities such as power and voice through the practice of inhabiting the body and the ground of being that is our natural birthright. This book is a truly helpful guide for those who have experienced trauma to disentangle from challenging experiences and to attune to their body's healing potential that is available in each moment." --Kelly Boys, author of The Blind Spot Effect, mindfulness trainer with the United Nations Foundation, and host of Mindfulness Monthly "Trauma and the Unbound Body is an exceptionally clear, finely tuned, and innovative guide for understanding and healing the divisive impacts of trauma. By deeply inhabiting our bodies--entering into the subtle core and attuning with an inherent fundamental consciousness--we discover that our true nature is both unique and non-separate. Judith Blackstone is a real pioneer in the emergent field of embodied awakening. Highly recommended!" --John J. Prendergast, PhD, author of In Touch and retired adjunct professor of psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- File Size : 894 KB
- Publisher : Sounds True (1 December 2018)
- ASIN : B079GRWM75
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 198 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1683641833
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
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She lends unimaginable hope to those of us traumatized as children by those entrusted to protect us: “No matter how severe our traumatic experiences have been, when we know ourselves as Fundamental Consciousness, we know that we have not been irreparably damaged.”
If you, like me, have sought to let go of hypervigilance or chronic anxiety, if you have felt “all alone,” or that you’re “too emotional,” or “too mental,” or “too much,” then this gentle, practical path may also help you reclaim your life.
Chapter by chapter, Judith offers exercises that cultivate our capacity to inhabit our body and to attune to and live within the subtle core. The attunement exercises are subtle, yet transformational. The words and sentences in each exercise have carefully been honed.
Her guidance is practical – and specific. She explains how to recognize and release “patterns of constriction and belief formed throughout our childhood, in relationship to our immediate family and to our peers at school.”
Near the end of the book, Judith describes her unique release technique. Again she offers constructive examples and skillful advice as to how we can work with the exact pathways of our psychological constriction, recognizing and unwinding tension within the fascia, the connective tissues networked through the body. This process is gentle, yet precise.
Whether we have been traumatized by a single severe injury or instance of abuse or by a series of small painful events repeated over time, we can actually regain a sense of self-possession, a sense of there being someone “at home.”
As we grow into wholeness, all of our human capacities deepen, including our ability to love, to express ourselves, and to experience delight. This is a profound path to freedom.
Judith Blackstone eloquently explains how we can readily recognize and realize this embodied nondual experience as a very subtle background nondual awareness. Through inhabiting the whole interior dimension of our body we come to contextualize all of our experiences of injury within this wholeness. In this way, the goal of nondual consciousness itself directly becomes the method of healing and spiritual awakening here and now. Trauma and the Unbound Body is the perfect antidote to the dissociative and depersonalization habits of mind and body so common to injury and trauma. An extraordinary read for both practicing meditator and clinician.
Blackstone's previous books have always shown us different applications and perspectives about her enlightened method, Realization Process, which awakens a feeling/experience of the internal space of our own body as part of the unified unchanging pervasive ground of wholeness, fundamental consciousness.
Trauma and the Unbound Body describes and explains the ways in which environmental influence fragments us from our wholeness of being, and, via interesting example and cogent discussion, makes a strong case for healing our trauma from within the interior space of our body.
Patterns of trauma are held tight and require patience, practice, and discernment to unwind. The Realization Process exercises offered in this book provide a good place to begin the work.