If we define trauma as any stimuli which robs the individual of agency over their own neurology, we can see that there are both acute and chronic forms of trauma. Everything from “social conditioning” to Adverse Childhood Events(ACE) could be seen under this rubric. While the mechanisms along this spectrum can vary greatly, the common outcome is a rigidifying of the individual’s neural responses based on behaviors deemed most suitable for surviving the conditioning stimuli. This well intentioned adaptation of our nervous systems can, over time, limit our full potential, even as it strives to “guarantee” our survival. The Taoist canon, which at the outset informed classical Chinese medical practices, is extremely rich in practices for removing the limitations of both social conditioning and ACE-level coping mechanisms by reestablishing an individual’s agency over their own neurology. Tools for Transformation is different from other body based techniques in that it deploys the praxis of Taoist cultivation in order to provide a comprehensive map for function recovery, allowing individuals to guide the process across multiple modalities (qi gong exercises, reflective conversation, manual manipulation, guided systemic inquiry…) and eventually at multiple scales (individual, organizational, communal).