The courage to rise Using movement, mindfulness, and healing foods to triumph over trauma

Liz Arch

eAudio - 2018

A prescriptive and transformative plan to use yoga to heal pain, anxiety, depression, and other manifestations of unresolved trauma, by an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. Whether or not we're consciously aware of it, no one is spared from trauma. And the damage can stem from a range of sources including severe emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, war, neglect, betrayal, abandonment during childhood, minor automobile accidents, invasive medical and dental procedures, and natural dis...asters such as earthquakes or fires. Whatever the case of your trauma, renowned yoga instructor Liz Arch is willing to bet that it has touched you or someone you love. Following her own traumatic experience with domestic abuse, Liz became a highly visible spokesperson for the capacity of yoga to heal those who have suffered from various types of trauma. In The Courage to Rise, Liz shows that without productive ways to expunge trauma from our system, it can stay in us on a cellular level, coloring our daily lives and even causing us to subconsciously retraumatize ourselves. When we arm ourselves with the tools of movement, mindfulness, and good nutrition, we can become more grounded and more aware of those things that are happening within us, and where they stem from. We can then utilize productive methods to dig down into the root cause, rather than getting caught up in a vicious cycle of continued trauma and destruction. This sensible guide for healing trauma naturally and overcoming its symptoms-including anxiety, panic, and depression-offers a triad approach to recovery by addressing the three areas where trauma lives: 1) The body. Liz shows readers how to move trauma out of the body-out of our tissues and out of our muscle memory-through a series of 14 signature Primal Yoga movement sequences. 2) The brain. To address the mental aspects of trauma, depression, and anxiety, she walks readers through a series of meditations and mindfulness practices. 3) The gut. She looks at mood-killing food culprits like caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and gluten; examines the best whole foods to stave off depression and anxiety; discusses the pros and cons of supplements for brain and gut health; and offers twenty-five delicious and nutritious recipes. The Courage to Rise gives invaluable insight into understanding the nature of trauma and shares practical and effective tools readers can immediately implement to begin releasing trauma, strengthening their emotional resiliency, and transforming pain into their greatest power.

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Published
[United States] : HarperAudio 2018.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 59 min.)) : digital
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9780062876393
0062876392
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Liz Arch (author)
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hoopla digital (-)
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Eileen Stevens (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Whether or not we're consciously aware of it, no one is spared from trauma. From catastrophic events to everyday experiences of traumatic stress, acclaimed yoga teacher Liz Arch is willing to bet that trauma has touched you or someone you love and may be affecting your physical, emotional, and mental health in surprising and devastating ways, causing symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, mood swings, fatigue, chronic pain, and digestive issues.Following her own traumatic experience with domestic violence and an ensuing struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, Liz found her own path to holistic healing and became an advocate for those who have suffered from trauma. In The Courage to Rise, Liz shows how trauma changes your brain and inhabits your body, creating a vicious cycle of physical and psychological distress. She offers an integrated approach to take control of your own healing and reclaim your wholeness through movement, mindfulness, and nutrition.This hopeful and sensible guide for healing unresolved manifestations of trauma naturally, addresses the three areas where trauma lives:The body: Move stuck emotions out of your muscles and tissues through twelve signature Primal Yoga movement sequences.The brain: A series of meditations and mindfulness practices to rewire your brain and break free from repetitive thought patterns, overwhelming feelings, and painful memories.The gut: Examine foods that may be exacerbating physical and mental dis-ease like caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and gluten; discover the best whole foods to stave off depression and anxiety; learn about mood-boosting supplements for brain and gut health; plus thirty delicious and nutritious recipes.The Courage to Rise gives invaluable insight into understanding the nature of trauma and shares practical and effective tools you can immediately implement to begin regulating your nervous system, strengthening your emotional resiliency, and transforming pain into your greatest power.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Whether or not we're consciously aware of it, no one is spared from trauma. From catastrophic events to everyday experiences of traumatic stress, acclaimed yoga teacher Liz Arch is willing to bet that trauma has touched you or someone you love and may be affecting your physical, emotional, and mental health in surprising and devastating ways, causing symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, mood swings, fatigue, chronic pain, and digestive issues.Following her own traumatic experience with domestic violence and an ensuing struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, Liz found her own path to holistic healing and became an advocate for those who have suffered from trauma. In The Courage to Rise, Liz shows how trauma changes your brain and inhabits your body, creating a vicious cycle of physical and psychological distress. She offers an integrated approach to take control of your own healing and reclaim your wholeness through movement, mindfulness, and nutrition. This hopeful and sensible guide for healing unresolved manifestations of trauma naturally, addresses the three areas where trauma lives:1) The body. Move stuck emotions out of your muscles and tissues through twelve signature Primal Yoga movement sequences.2) The brain. A series of meditations and mindfulness practices to rewire your brain and break free from repetitive thought patterns, overwhelming feelings, and painful memories. 3) The gut. Examine foods that may be exacerbating physical and mental dis-ease like caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and gluten; discover the best whole foods to stave off depression and anxiety; learn about mood-boosting supplements for brain and gut health; plus thirty delicious and nutritious recipes.The Courage to Rise gives invaluable insight into understanding the nature of trauma and shares practical and effective tools you can immediately implement to begin regulating your nervous system, strengthening your emotional resiliency, and transforming pain into your greatest power.Supplemental enhanceent PDF accompanies the audiobook.