The Unforgiving Body
unlocking the body's intelligence for self healing
So what is trauma?.
For example, sudden loud noises like thunder or the angry shouts of adults can traumatize infants and young children. And thunder and shouting are rarely life-threatening, but when it comes to trauma, it is the perception of threat that is the critical factor
So, trauma is trauma, no matter what caused it. And people, especially children, can be overwhelmed by what we usually regard as common, everyday events.
What happens during trauma
Physical or emotional trauma disrupts the body’s natural equilibrium. In such cases, the nervous system gets stuck in overdrive and tends to react to situations with immense anxiety, fear and panic Trauma disconnects us from both ourselves and the world around us. We cannot feel connected to one another if we are not connected to ourselves—and when we feel disconnected from others, we are more apt to be violent. In a state of disconnection, it is easier to externalize the “other,” to blame them for our unresolved post-traumatic distress, and to dissociate from any pain we cause them.
“The unforgiving body’ is a unique body-centered healing approach which empowers the body to heal itself, experiencing power and freedom.
Steps to heal ‘ making friends with the body
Tracking the trauma energy
Activation of the memory
Uncoupling from the original response
Strengthening and Resourcing your
Pendulating & and grounding
Methods for grounding
Identifying & removing trauma blockages
Containment/Settling—Completing Energy Circuits
Steps to alignment and creating a new healthier reality
Until fairly recently, our understanding of trauma was limited to the experiences of “shell-shocked” soldiers and victims of catastrophic accidents and injuries. However, this narrow view [unforgiving] does not encompass the whole truth. Over time, a series of so-called minor mishaps can have the same damaging effect on a person as major traumatic events such as war or rape.
The psychology and physiology of trauma
What is trauma
How trauma impacts us in short term and the long term
How biology becomes pathology
The biological rhythm of healing
Trauma as an energetic pattern leading to energy blocks
Recognizing the symptoms and levels of trauma
The difference between emotional and physical pain
The three levels of consciousness
Brainstem - earliest imprints
The language of brainstem
Feeling the need to heal ourselves
Specific symptoms of trauma and their order of appearance
Experiencing trauma as ‘pain body’
Listening to the body of sensations – The chatter of consciousness and sensations
Creating awareness of the inner and outer worlds
Understanding the multiple brains theory – the latest in neurosciences
Locating the roots of trauma – through dialogue
10 to 15 % adults suffer from panic attacks, unexplained anxiety, or phobia.
76 % of the people who go to doctors have complaints that are labeled psychosomatic because no physical explanation can be found for them.
Many other people have traumatic symptoms that go unrecognized.A study conducted by Bessel van der Kolk., a respected researcher in the field of trauma, has shown that patients at a large mental institution frequently had symptoms indicative of trauma. Many of these symptoms were overlooked at the time because no one recognized their significance.