Helping Survivors Transform Through ‘Her Roots In Trauma’
by shaun hibbs | October 19, 2016
What’s trauma-informed mean to you? Have you been in therapy, treatments, or spoke to professionals who made you feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or were insensitive to your needs as a survivor? If you’ve shared experiences like these in seeking help for trauma then you know what trauma-informed isn’t. However, let’s get back to the question “what does trauma-informed mean?”
Listen to Hala’s story about what she describes as her “roots in trauma…”
My latest guest, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and Activist, Hala Khouri, M.A. and founder of ‘Off The Mat Into The World’, describes trauma-informed as a “people-informed” approach, were the professional who’s guiding you through your healing considers serving you in a gentle, caring and compassionate way as their main objective. Hala uses Trauma-Informed Yoga, Counseling Psychology, And Somatic Experiencing to help trauma survivors heal.
You’re gonna wanna listen to Hala’s story in this week’s podcast about her “roots in trauma” as she was born In Beirut, Lebanon, during the war, where they often had to hide in their basement as the bombs were being dropped. Also, learn how Hala’s ‘roots in trauma’ have now become the backdrop for her life’s work as an activist using yoga and meditation as tools for personal, community, and global transformation through her organization, ‘Off The Mat Into The World’, and her work and dedication toward helping trauma survivors heal as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
The Questions That I Ask
- How are you helping trauma survivors with your life’s work?
- What life experiences have inspired your work with survivors?
- What is “Off The Mat Into The World” about?
- What is Somatic Counselling?
- Do you have any suggestions for trauma survivors who would like to start using Yoga and Meditation in their healing?