LPP #99 Trauma Expressing & Releasing, Emotional Trauma Manifesting As Physical Pain, Feeling Safe In Your Body & Pain As An Invitation To Change with Garrett Wood

In this episode I’m chatting with Garrett Wood CMT, CSCS, NKT, P-DTR, who is the owner of Gnosis Therapy: Long Beach, CA’s #1 performance therapy clinic. Where they use the biopsychosocial model to turn Burnout into breakthroughs. Garrett is a coach, educator and speaker and super nerd on the bodies natural capacity for healing and performance.

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  • Garrett’s 3+ year battle with ongoing pain
  • Inheriting the generational story of “lack”
  • The experience that changed the trajectory of his life and caused him to switch from drinking to marathon training
  • The isolating chapter of his life and the excruciating hip pain that surfaced
  • ART (active release technique)
  • How emotional trauma is directly linked to physical pain in the body
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Rubber Hand Experiment
  • Why pain can be ongoing & why it’s not necessarily an indication of tissue/muscle injury
  • Why ART gave him pain relief for the first time in 6 years
  • Pain as in invitation to change
  • You don’t get stronger from lifting weights, you get stronger from recovering from lifting weights
  • Implicit (unconscious) encoding that occurs in your body when it experiences trauma
  • Psoas tension as it specifically as it relates to trauma (low back pain, anterior hip pain) & as an indicator of stored trauma
  • The body adapts to whatever feels most safe
  • David Bracelli & TRE (trauma release exercises)
  • Psoas loads when you’re triggered during flight, flight, freeze
  • What expressing and releasing trauma actually looks like
  • The role of shaking and shivering to release trauma
  • Cost benefit analysis of different healing modalities
  • EFT Tapping
  • Hypnotherapy as a modality to alter neuroplasticity:  memory retention, felt sense of implicit beliefs & feelings
  • Theta and alpha brain waves
  • Suffering as a subconscious identity



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