|My Trauma Story (excerpt from my book chapter)
Chapter – Surviving to High Vibing – Decoding the Wellness Mantra
“The life I’m living now is the life that I always dreamed of. But when I was younger my life was controlled through fear and trauma. Throughout my childhood and teenage years my subconscious ran self-destructive, automatic programs; negative belief systems that stripped me of my confidence, happiness, wellbeing, and sense of self.
Feeling unsafe around unfamiliar vibrations of love, acceptance, and the happiness of others, I was living through trauma perceptions and states, not seeing life clearly. I lost hope in my dreams, and the disappointment of life often felt overwhelming. I remember times in school and college where I was unable to focus as my mind and emotions were overwhelmed and distracted, and my learning became inhibited.
Never understanding why I felt disconnected from my body, myself, and other people – often feeling fearful, distrusting of life and others, unloved, and rejected. I was unaware that I was triggering past trauma memories. Unknowingly, I had dysregulated my nervous system’s adaptive response to fight, flight, or freeze, and its prolonged, long-term, switched on outcomes, would manifest unpleasant, emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms. I would often experience fear, anger, shame, numbness, hopelessness, chronic anxiety, stress, digestive disorders, muscle tension, hyperarousal, and hypervigilance. Often these fight, flight, or freeze responses would continue for days, weeks and months, long after the threat had gone. When the freeze response persisted, I would shut down to self-protect. I became more susceptible to anxiety depression and would try to relieve my symptoms controlling alcohol and food.
By practicing the following meditation techniques I learned a way to rebalance my nervous system and manage my anxiety and depression. These meditations helped change my energy from a freeze state, into a more fluid state, where I could release anger, fear, shock, and trauma, all the heavy dense states and energy frequencies.
Hypnotherapy is about reintegration of fragmented mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual parts of us – to restore us and bring balance and harmony. It gives a “voice” to the lost parts of us that are hidden, traumatised, unloved, or forgotten.
Hypnotherapy allows us to use resources we didn’t have access to at the time of an event, changing the way memories are stored, and brings us freedom. Trauma changes our thoughts, beliefs and subconscious patterns, our relationships and our personality and lives.
Emotional & Psychological Trauma Therapy
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Living with Emotional & Psychological Trauma
Can you relate?
You are always afraid of the future. You are always focused on your survival, your self-preservation? Wondering who you could trust? And who will love and look after you? Where will you live? How will you support yourself? You feel like life comes at you, and can’t be trusted? The unknown is scary? Do you experience symptoms that can’t be medically diagnosed?
When we are centered and present, we are connected to our body, to ourselves, and to others; not separate.
When we are triggered through trauma memories, we disconnect from our body, ourselves, and others.
Fight, flight, and freeze are activated in our nervous system and we are regressed into the young, wounded child / trauma state; highly reactive and fearful.
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