Your Cart
This engaging image showcases a dynamic and inclusive dance class, a cornerstone activity within the Total Realignment Recovery 8-week program, aimed at promoting holistic healing through physical exercise. The photograph captures a moment of joyful movem

Week 11 : The Integral Role of Physical Exercise in Holistic Trauma Recovery

Welcome back to our empowering journey in the "52 Weeks of Holistic Trauma Recovery." I’m  Wellness Coach Liz Blanding, here again to share another essential element of our recovery path. 

Today, we dive into the world of regular physical exercise and its profound impact on trauma recovery.

In the quest to recover from trauma, physical exercise emerges as a method  of strengthening our resilience. It’s more than just a routine; it’s a powerful tool that aids in our overall recovery process. 

The benefits of regular physical activity extend far beyond the physical realm; they seep into our emotional and mental states, providing a holistic approach to recovery. My life changed for the better when I committed to myself and my weekly scheduled exercise. 

Engaging in physical exercise is not just about building muscle or endurance; it's about reclaiming your body. It's about establishing a sense of control and autonomy that trauma often strips away. 

Every movement, every stretch, every challenge we overcome in our physical routines is a step towards recovering a sense of self and confidence. My confidence soared when I reclaimed the flexibility and strength  in my body.  Life was no longer tossing me to and from.  I took control of my life and you can too. 

For many of us, trauma created a disconnect with our bodies, leading to a sense of alienation and discomfort. Regular exercise helps bridge this gap. It encourages us to reconnect with our physical selves, to listen to our bodies, and to celebrate its capabilities. This reconnection is vital in the journey of recovering from trauma. 

Let’s stop right here for just a moment and reconnect with our bodies. This exercise helped me tremendously.  Close your eyes and begin to intentionally be present and feel the sensation of your toes, then slowly scan your feet, focus on  just your feet..  Slowly move up your body and sit with yourself. Continue to move up your body until you reach the top of your scalp. 

Congratulations, for some this is the first body scan you have experienced.  I recommend repeating this exercise at least daily to begin continuing until you start to feel and connect with your body.   It helps to re-establish the connection between mind, body, spirit and soul. Trauma causes a disconnection. The more trauma we suffer the more disconnected we become. 

I remind you that Trauma was not your fault however recovery is your responsibility.  For support on your journey to recovery schedule your free 20 minute discovery support session today.

Now that we are relaxed and more aware of the effects and damage caused by trauma let’s continue learning about the many benefits we unlock when we incorporate and make exercise a lifestyle. 

Exercise releases endorphins, the body's natural mood elevators. These endorphins play a crucial role in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, which are often companions of trauma. By incorporating regular physical activity into our lives, we can foster a more positive mood and outlook, which is essential in the long-term recovery process.

At the Oasis Wellness Holistic Academy, we understand the importance of physical exercise in trauma recovery. Our programs and collaborative partnerships are designed to cater to various fitness levels and preferences. For support on your journey to recovery schedule your free 20 minute discovery support session today.

As we conclude this week's  blog edition, I encourage you to embrace physical exercise as a key component of your recovery journey. It doesn't matter where you start; what matters is that you take that step towards integrating regular physical activity into your life.

And if you're looking for a place to begin or continue your journey, the Oasis Wellness Holistic Academy is here to support you. With a range of classes, resources, collaborative holistic partners and a community that understands, we’re committed to supporting you on your path to recovery. 

Join our private FaceBook group, Get Trauma Informed focus on Total Mind-Body Realignment Post Trauma for discovery, support, realignment and recovery, where we continue to grow, learn, and recover together. 

Meet you here next week as we continue to explore the many facets of holistic trauma recovery. Until then, take time to move, to breathe, and to celebrate each step you take in your journey of recovery. Embrace the power of physical exercise, and remember, you’re not on this path alone. The Oasis Wellness Holistic Academy awaits your journey with open arms. For support on your journey to recovery schedule your free 20 minute discovery support session today.