Biology of Trauma® Podcast
With Dr. Aimie Apigian

Episode 25: Why Is It So Hard To Slow Down? Could It Be Stored Trauma

Show Notes

“Sometimes, the very thing we need is the very thing that is hard to do.”
In Part 1 of our discussion with Dr. Ameet, we talked about the biology piece of addressing stored trauma. We focused on the liver and other vital organs, so make sure you give Part 1 (Episode 24) a listen. In Part 2, we are talking about somatic work and why slowing down and connecting with our bodies is essential.


You’ll learn:

  • How everyone has stored trauma How stored trauma requires slowing down A guided somatic exercise Ideas on how to incorporate slowing down into your daily life Why trauma professionals find slowing down hard
  • While doing this work, it may be hard and uncomfortable, but believe me, it’s worth it! I identify somatic work as one of the three essential pillars of healing. We will talk also about the second pillar of health – Parts work.



  • [2:16] Everyone has some form of trauma

  • [5:11] Dr. Aimie talks about how stored trauma requires slowing down and how somatic work heals trauma

  • [7:51] Dr. Ameet leads a somatic exercise

  • [9:34] Why is it so hard to connect with our bodies? [12:16] Parts work and how to incorporate slowing down

  • [20:08] Identity shift [22:14] It is worth it to do the work?

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