I first heard of Emilie Conrad D’Oud and Continuum, a form of bodywork, years ago from my writing coach. When she read passages of my memoir manuscript, The Autobiography of a Sea Creature, about how I’d been taught to restrict my movements as a baby after surgery, she told me about D’Oud’s work. Since I’d missed out on making many of the exploratory motions that babies typically engage in during their first months of life, she thought that this type of bodywork would help free me.
Recently, a friend who is a Reiki practitioner reminded me about D’Oud’s work, suggesting that some of the movements she promotes could help me in the healing of my head injury. So I watched several video clips and listened to some tapes that introduce the concepts of Continuum. Here are two links where you can access D’Oud’s wisdom about fear and fluidity. I hope this information helps you think about trauma and the body in new ways. Understanding the body’s response to fear can help us let it go. What will take its place? Trust, love and light.