Traumatic experiences affect the body as much as they affect the mind and the soul. 1 Since the body is the portal to the source and the existential ground of the self, trauma cannot be transcended without restoring the body and reestablishing the connection to the instinctual life. 2 As Jung wrote, “the source is underground and therefore the way leads underneath …. These depths constitute the natural history of man, his causal link with the world of instinct.” 3