The Movement Therapy Deck

The Movement Therapy Deck

52 Mindful Movement Exercises to Regulate Your Nervous System and Process Trauma

Author: Erica Hornthal

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An easy-to-use mindful movement deck with accompanying 64-page booklet—52 embodied practices to relieve stress, heal from trauma, and find emotional balance

For fans of Mindfulness Cards, the Trauma-Informed Yoga Affirmation Card Deck and The Body Positivity Card Deck

Each trauma-informed mindful movement card features a simple exercise to help you reconnect with your body, release tension, and find grounding amid a destabilizing world—at your own pace, and in your own time.

Designed to be used in whatever way feels right to you, the 52 Movement Therapy cards can be incorporated into a daily somatic ritual or pulled as needed in times of stress, worry, or dissociation.

The deck is split into four themes, and each beautifully designed card is color-coded for easy use. Breath; Dance and Movement; Floor Work; and Sensory exercises work together to support your nervous system, cultivate joy, and connect you to your body in simple, powerful ways. You’ll learn to:

  • Be present in the moment by focusing on your senses
  • Encourage rest and recuperation with gentle floor poses
  • Calm and energize your body with regulation breath
  • Discharge built-up tension by moving your body in small ways through dance and movement
  • Nourish your nervous system by spending time outside or in nature

A companion guide explains each prompt, shares gentle instructions, and invites you to bypass the demands and negative chatter of your cognitive mind—to move, to pause, to dance, or to drop into grounded, embodied presence. The booklet also explains what movement therapy is, why it works, and how it can work for you.

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Release Date: 2024-03-12
Other 9781623179816

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