Embodiment Therapy Videos for Trauma, Grief & Loss

Are you suffering from grief or loss? It's easy to be disconnected. But by reclaiming your own life in your body you can start to accept the loss and feel good about continuing life as it is.

Each of these videos offers a different embodiment exercise or tip that will help you on your way.

How to help yourself when you get flooded by emotions and thoughts
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How to Help Yourself When You Get Flooded by Emotions and Thoughts

Make your body and brain work together to aid healing and end suffering. There is peace in difficulty. You need to make a bridge between your brain and body.

Express Righteous Anger and Relieve Grief
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Express Righteous Anger and Relieve Grief

When my son died I had to get acquainted with lots of emotions happening quickly. One that was hard to accept was anger. But then I learned about righteous anger and how to keep it from festering.

Are you having horrible feelings after a shock or traumatic loss
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Are You Having Horrible Feelings After a Shock or Traumatic Loss?

When my son died I initially blocked out all feelings. But, as the shock subsided, an avalanche of feeling grew. This little video tells you how I was able to navigate those overwhelming feelings I could go on with life.

Choosing life after the death of an adult child
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Choosing Life After the Death of an Adult Child

When my 36 year old son died suddenly I really didn't know how I would go on. I felt I could lose myself in sadness. I came to a fork in the road when I knew I had to choose life.

What has allowed me to go on is my daily embodiment practice. It allows me to feel my emotions and the beauty of life.

Embodiment and somatic movement have given me my life back. If you or anyone you know is struggling with loss or sudden loss, I can help.

Somatic Movement Therapy for Trauma, Loss and Grief

There is space for peace and joy to co-exist with the intense pain of loss and grief.

I understand grief and loss, and I am ready to help you through the depths of your loss. I also offer profoundly supportive tools to guide you in the new world you have found yourself in.

Work with Donna online or in Pioneer Valley, MA.

Explore More Resources to Help You Deal With Trauma, Grief and Loss

My Podcast With Josh Summers on The Yoga of Grief, Trauma & Loss

Donna's Podcast With Michele Larwence of Inner Peace Yoga

In this special episode, I share how the death of my son, Michael, shapes my teaching and approach to working with grief and loss.

Grief, Regret, Pain and the Velveteen Rabbit.

Today I had a great conversation with my friend and colleague Clare Maxwell. She is doing movement coaching on a fantastic BAM experiential theater exploring beliefs and emotions of Black life in America.  Our conversation was an inquiry into  how a white person could grieve black people being killed by police. It was a good conversation and it brought me to a real difficulty we all encounter in grief. It's...

Dealing with the Difficult Emotions of Loss and Grief – A Somatic Embodiment Approach

Some experiences in life are just awful and we are left with feelings of sadness, dismay, anger or complete overwhelm. No one wants to feel these feelings yet they are part of life. So, how do we experience them without becoming totally engulfed by them? You have to realize feelings are passing states: Biologically, chemistry creates feelings. Hormones and neurotransmitters,...

Embodiment for recovery from grief and loss.

Embodiment is key for recovery from grief and loss. Some experiences in life are just awful and we are left with feelings of sadness, dismay, anger or complete overwhelm. No one wants to feel these feelings yet they are part of life. So, how do we experience them without becoming totally engulfed by them? Recovery from grief and loss means...

Trauma is Really Strange

by Steve Haines

Grief and Loss are often experienced as a traumatic event. This is a great resource for learning what trauma does to your brain and how to help it.

The Smell of Rain and Dust

by Martín Prechtel

This book has been an invaluable resource after the death of my son. Covering all types of loss and grief it challenges us to see loss and essential to our humanity.

The Keening Tradition

Keening was a vocal ritual performed at the graveside in mourning of the dead. Keens are said to have contained raw unearthly emotion, spontaneous word, crying and elements of song. Vocal expression that comes from the gut has helped me grieve.