How Bodywork Helped Me Find Healing From Trauma
Though I couldn’t articulate it at the time, I somehow knew that both relief and release were no longer optional. They were necessities.
non-sexual intimate touch I received from my massage therapists, acupuncturist, etc. had become a way for me to . . . feel safe and human in my body.
The Body Keeps the Score
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Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts is a writer and educator whose work explores the intersection of culture and faith/spirituality. The author of 13 books and numerous articles, she is the host of the podcast HeARTtalk with Tracey Michae’l and is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at NewSeason Books and Media, an independent publishing and content creation company. She can be found online at traceymlewis.com.
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