A Natural Healing Approach to Trauma

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90 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 12, 2023

Karen Van Ness
Karen Van Ness, DMQ, DCEM, CPT, MS
Founder, Resilient Edge Wellness

Trauma, vicarious trauma, and PTSD frequently impact survivors and those who work with them. Unfortunately, clinical and counseling interventions may not always succeed in helping individuals process or “move past” the trauma, because they do not fully address the healing that needs to occur at all levels. Medical Qigong is a 5,000-year-old Chinese healing tradition that provides a complete body-mind-spirit approach and considers the whole being to enhance health and resilience. Its key principles operate in a holistic way by working with the energy centers and pathways of the body, helping clear out disease, blockages, old hurts, and emotional stagnation to kick start the body’s ability to repair and heal itself. 

This presentation will introduce participants to this ancient “technology” that can empower individuals who have experienced a traumatic incident (including post-traumatic stress), as well as those within the helping professions who experience vicarious trauma. This approach works to help regulate and unblock the energy meridians, which is often a “missing piece” for people who have been trying to resolve chronic emotional or physical issues, better manage stress, or increase energy levels. 

Come learn about simple, accessible exercises which combine breathing, specific movement patterns, and visualization to help transform stress, center and ground, and improve health and internal energy. These exercises help redirect attention from stressful physical or environmental stimuli to a more inward, relaxed focus, leading to a greater sense of personal control and resilience. 


As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe how this approach can help address trauma and vicarious trauma.
  • Understand the latest in Western and Eastern approaches to developing resilience. 
  • Apply several simple but powerful Qigong and Breathwork exercises.
  • Identify resources and next steps, including how to establish an ongoing health and self-care practice.

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