Jeremy in the Media
Jeremy Tomlinson was interviewed for The Globe and Mail By Carly Lewis: June 4th, 2018.
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Can boxing be a balm for survivors of physical violence?
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Jeremy Tomlinson, a Toronto-based psychotherapist who specializes in working with clients who have experienced abuse, says he recommends exercise to clients as a means of stress management. Tomlinson says a sport such as boxing could offer participants "a felt sense in the body that helps them feel grounded," given the simultaneous physical components of the sport.
"If someone experiences a traumatizing event, it could potentially affect their sense of safety or their sense of control, or they may turn inwards and blame themselves in some way – 'if only I'd done this', or 'why didn't I do that,'" he says.
"A program like this would actually counter all three of those. 'If I feel powerful within my body, then I feel safe within my body,'" he says.