The Power of Trauma

Most people over the years, whom I have seen, normally arrive asking for help to resolve a particular symptom of some sort. The most common have been (and still are) self confidence, anxiety, depression, a pain that has no physical cause, a bad habit like over eating, smoking, a phobia or a relationship problem.

In working with these people over the years, those who have stayed on determined to resolve their problem – eventually (if not quickly) in the sessions, hit on a trauma. A trauma would arise and like a brick wall halt the client in their tracks. Sometimes the person would know what the traumatic event was, many times they wouldn’t, they would just feel the affects of it in their body.

A trauma is defined as an event that you (and your body) experience, which at the time, is perceived to be life threatening. You may not have remembered the event, but your body did – hence the body/behaviour symptoms that subsequently arise, that with your willpower you cannot budge. Your body is responding, but your head has little or no idea what is going on.

Much has been learned about trauma in recent years. I am excited to have available the latest tools that are helping many people resolve deep rooted traumas. As one client (who had tried many things) often says after a body psychotherapy/trauma session, “This is rocket science!”

In my work I’ve spent many years researching and training (which continues to this day) in what I believe are the latest understandings and techniques to help people resolve (in many cases) life long issues and symptoms. We all have them to some degree and we learn to cope and adapt. This coping is important. But to be honest with you, deep down I’m not normally interested in just coping. Total and complete healing is my aim with a client. With some people this process doesn’t take too long, with others it can take a while. But in the process the client who chooses to go with it, transforms into a more fuller, embodied, alive and freer human being. It’s very REAL and the methods available (without cutting corners) are getting better all the time.

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