Reclaiming Your Body by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
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Reclaiming Your Body:
Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom
At one level or another, traumatic experiences are a part of any life — from the emotional shock of a parent or peer’s careless words in childhood to intense physical injuries to life-threatening emergencies and/or assaults. Not only do these events take a toll on our psyches, in Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom (New World Library, June 14, 2017), author Suzanne Scurlock-Durana explains how they they cut us off from the wisdom of our bodies as well.
“The body has its own language that is older and more primal than most of us realize,” writes Suzanne. “Most of us are conditioned at a very young age to turn off this inner guidance system of sensation, imagery, and inner knowing. Our priceless body wisdom is getting lost as our culture speeds up and becomes more technology driven. Compounding this issue is the fact that life’s traumas also cut us off from our body’s wisdom.”
Reclaiming Your Body empowers readers to reconnect with their body’s inherent guidance system. The book explains how unresolved trauma becomes lodged in our bodies, blocking the ability of its communication system to share its wisdom and strategies. This can cause us to flounder when making decisions, remain in unsafe or less-than-ideal situations, and/or end up living a life that truly isn’t ours — while the whole time our body is madly signaling us with the answers and solutions we seek.
Suzanne sets the stage for experiencing full body presence by offering ways to experience direct sensation. She also includes chapters for each main “wisdom area” of the body — the heart, gut, pelvis, legs and feet, bones, and brain — that explore each area’s unique role in the process of developing full-body presence.
“Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom” on My Seven Chakras with Aditya Jaykumar
October 9, 2017 (62 mins)
“Trauma and the Wisdom of the Body” on Juice Guru Radio with Steve Prussack
October 6, 2017 (25 mins)
“Trauma and the Wisdom of the Body” on The Science of Magic with Gwilda Wiyaka
August 15, 2017 (51 mins)
Episode 20: Reclaiming Your Body on New World Now Podcast with Kim Corbin August 3, 2017 (27 mins)
“Author Suzanne Scurlock-Durana talks #ReclaimingYourBody” on ConversationsLIVE with Cyrus Webb on Blog Talk Radio
July 26, 2017 (21 mins)
“Healing from Trauma by Reclaiming Your Body with Suzanne Scurlock -Durana” with Dr. Paula Joyce of Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit on VoiceAmerica
July 20, 2017 (57 mins)
“Reclaiming Your Body” on World Spirituality with Rev. Paul John Roach
July 18, 2017 (60 mins)
“What Matters Most #281 – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana” with Paul Samuel Dolman
July, 2017 (40 mins)
“What Your Body is Trying to Tell You & How to Listen” – Suzanne’s interview with Michael Sandler of Inspire Nation
July, 2017 (1 hr 8 mins) – See also video below
“Pay Attention to What Your Body Says” – Suzanne’s interview with Bill Klaproth of Which Way Is Life?
June 8, 2017 (28 mins)
“Feel the Present Moment” – Suzanne’s interview with Joel Ying on the Living the Present Moment Study Group with Joel Ying
May 26, 2017 (64 mins)
“What Your Body is Trying to Tell You & How to Listen | Reclaiming Your Body SUZANNE SCURLOCK-DURANA”
Interview with Michael Sandler of Inspire Nation, July 2017
“Healing Trauma Interview – Awakening to Body Wisdom – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana ep 315”
Interview with Marie Benard of Synchronicity Talk Radio for your Mind Body Soul, June 2017
Jump ahead to your favorite topics using these time stamps:
1:36 – why is it important to listen to ALL the body parts, not just the heart or gut?
3:49 – why can it be a problem to listen to the heart or gut, but not the rest of the body?
5:19 – what is CranioSacral Therapy? www.Upledger.com
“Reclaiming Your Body – Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom”
Interview with Shirley Plant of Delicious Alternatives, June 2017
October Book Review: Reclaiming Your Body by Megan of the Yogi in the City, October 2017
[Suzanne’s] detailed Exploration exercises will be an asset to anyone looking to work more on his or herself and becoming more in tune with his or her body. Scurlock-Durana provides extensive research and examples to back up her information and presents it in a simple, yet effective, manner. I’m already planning on giving it a second read-through in the future!
Cowper’s Bookshelf by Mary Cowper of the The Midwest Book Review, August 2017
Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “Reclaiming Your Body” is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Health/Medicine collections and supplemental studies lists.
Book Review: Reclaiming Your Body by Peace to the People, August 8, 2017
As a yoga and meditation teacher, I absolutely recommend Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom to anyone looking to learn more about processing pain and trauma in a safe and supportive way.
July Reads by Suzi Fevens of Confessions of a Fitness Instructor, August 2, 2017
It was very interesting to me to read this book which took a slightly different – but still relevant approach to healing from trauma. It was a really informative book which brought up concepts I didn’t know and hadn’t thought of, overall I really enjoyed it.
How to Heal Trauma by Listening to Your Body by Simple mindfulness, July 30, 2017
If you have chronic aches and pains or other ailments, can’t seem to get your passion project going, or feel blocked in any area of your life, this book can help you to find what’s been missing. It can help you identify what doctors can’t find in tests, what your mental blocks are and what you need to feel whole.
ET Review: Emerging Stronger by Lisa James for Energy Times, July 2017
Scurlock-Durana explains that many people think of their bodies as being obstinate and willful. To the contrary, she says, ‘Our bodies are naturally well-calibrated navigational systems once we learn how to listen to them and respect their assessments in any given moment.’ Learning how to tap into this inner wisdom can help unlock such vexing problems as chronic pain.
Reclaiming Your Body Review by Frederick Espiritu from The Path to Awesomeness, June 21, 2017
Hear ye! Hear ye! […] In this book, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana shares what she learned from personal experience, combined with 30 years of practice, on how we can heed the advice from our own body and tap into its wisdom in order to heal ourselves.
Reclaiming Your Body Review by Henry Reed of The Intuitive-Connections Network, July 2017
Do you remember the old book, The Wisdom of the Body, by Walter Cannon? It was first published in 1932. What have we learned since then? As the author points out, feelings and especially imagery are excellent tools for communicating with the body’s wisdom. The use of imagery was not well known back in Cannon’s day. It was in the late 60’s and early 70’s that labs began to discover that imagery, rather than verbal suggestion, was capable of influencing bodily functions. In Reclaiming Your Body the author goes way beyond Cannon’s premise to specify the kind of imagery that works best with various components of the body. She also provides specific healing strategies for various ailments. Throughout the book, she reminds us that as we learn to reconnect with the wisdom of our body, we are learning to reside in our true, intuitive selves. What could be better than that? Best to keep the book around for reference.
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