ESD as a Tool for Trauma Healing

"Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. (They) may live in a body that is always on guard. In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-

awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past."

- Bessel van der Kolk, author The Body Keeps the Score

It’s no secret that ESD has been shown to increase self-confidence/self-efficacy, perceived control, and ass