DVD, ~1 hour with 30–45 min discussion included
When connecting to the activation of the car accident impact, Dave is largely identified with a deathlike state and laments that his wife and friends can’t acknowledge his death. We are able to pinpoint the moment of his deathlike experience to when the impact occurred simultaneous to the airbag deploying. We stretch and titrate that moment. He can see now that the car did not explode as he had feared due to the chemical smell and smokiness from the airbag inflating. Instead of the airbag killing him, he sees that it actually helped save his life. With that meaning shift in the felt sense, he exits Dorsal Vagal disconnection and returns to the social engagement of the Ventral Vagal function. He becomes present, embodies his own aliveness and fully reconnects with the group.