MAJOR CONCEPTS ï¬ Connection is essential to the recovery process. ï¬ The body can be used as a resource for deepening the therapy, self-expression, and emotional regulation. ï¬ Body centered therapies can be used to deepen the IFS process, including connection to self energy. ï¬ Trauma is held in the body and thus the body, and its memories / sensations must be addressed and expressed for healing to take place. ï¬ Negative body image is not really about our culture and media. Our culture reinforces negative body image and disembodiment, it does not create it.