trauma

97. Trauma Commando – with Ari Geva 

My old Israeli special forces friend Ari joins me to share some war stories and his healing journey,. We discuss “looking for magic”, PTSD, the training of elite military units, psychological conditioning and brutalisation, Israeli society’s trauma, adrenaline and sex addiction, pushing limits, the attraction of death, intimacy and trauma, humour, perspective, stability and peace …

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84. Trauma, politics and culture – with Irene Lyon

Nervous system specialist and therapeutic coach Irene joins me to describe her journey though physio and Feldenkrais into trauma work. We discuss mini-traumas, developmental trauma, safety overuse of the word “trauma”, Bruce Perry, the vagus nerve, Gabor Maté, social resilience why the USA is messed up, cultural factors in trauma (comparing Russia, Iceland, Sweden and The Philippines) child-rearing, self-regulation Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing, …

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56. The dance of trauma – with Amber Elizabeth Gray

Experienced dance movement and trauma therapist Amber joins Mark to discuss humanitarian work, polyvagal theory, state sharing, self compassion and self care when you work with trauma, the new trauma rock stars, humour, and not wearing kid gloves. We also discuss simply “what works” in trauma, and offer practical trauma-related tips for any embodiment professional.  …

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08: Logic, trauma and martial arts with Paul Linden

Mark’s long-term mentor Paul Linden joins the podcast to discuss aikido, trauma, abuse recovery, self-regulation, the Holocaust and inter-generational impacts, logic, bodywork and humour. A wide ranging conversation with many practical centring techniques, somatic experiments, creative visualisations and stories from 45 years in embodied learning. Trigger warning – discussion of sexual violence, genocide and really …

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