Even the pain we don’t understand is not beyond healing.
Do you experience powerful waves of emotion that seem to come out of nowhere?
You may be able to identify the immediate cause, but it seems not to match the intensity you experience.
Physical symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, or muscle tightness grip your body suddenly and you don’t know why. Your body and emotions seem to betray you.
You’ve tried to make sense of it, but you can’t seem to put the pieces together or make the pain stop.
What can you do to make it better?
The fact that you don’t understand the pain only increases it and your hopelessness to find relief.
Often, trauma can show up in our most intimate relationships as waves of deep fear and anxiety or anger, which might prevent us from experiencing the level of intimate fulfillment we crave.
It can also get in the way of our career goals by hijacking us from performing at our potential. In general trauma gets in the way of your daily sense of safety and enjoyment of life.
What is trauma?
We typically think of trauma as being a specific event associated with physical danger or violence, such as physical abuse.
This certainly qualifies as a traumatic event, but trauma can also be much more subtle.
I have yet to meet a client who has not experienced some sort of emotional trauma in their life.
Trauma is highly subjective.
A break-up or divorce is highly traumatic for many people.
A particularly humiliating experience can have a lasting traumatic impact on many. Living in a high stress environment can be traumatic as well.
“Although humans rarely die from trauma, if we do not resolve it, our lives can be severely diminished by its effects. Some people have even described this situation as a living death.”
― Peter A. Levine,
Trauma is stored in our deep brain and body.
When we engage in traditional talk therapy, we are not directly accessing that part of our brain.
Talk therapy is very powerful but has its limitations when it comes to healing trauma.
Brain-based psychotherapies, like brainspotting, access the deep brain to process and release trauma and the impact it has on us.
Brainspotting does this by using eye position.
Where we look impacts how we feel, and through the use of eye positions, or brainspots, we can access deeper brain and body processes to bring about lasting healing.
It may sound a bit strange, but my clients report dramatic results for those nagging symptoms which don’t seem to go away simply by understanding or talking about them.
Brainspotting is a powerful tool when you feel stuck and don’t know how to make the changes you desire.
Break the chains of trauma today!
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