Trauma and the Way Back
I teach to help people deal with the result of living: pain, chronic pain, emotional pain, physical pain. Life is not easy and sometimes getting through the day is difficult. You feel stuck in a rut. You go to work, have a broken sleep, walk up exhausted, and in the morning go back to work.
My goal is to help as many people as I can, to improve the quality of life and to give you hope. It won't work overnight because it is not a quick fix, but you will find decreased pain, better mobility, and an increased range of motion. The other part of this is you. How much are you willing to work to make a significant change?
Give Yourself Permission to Try Something Different
There is a process for working through trauma, chronic pain, PTSD, depression, grief, loss and anxiety, and it involves many different techniques and modalities. I use a combination of top down and bottom up processing at the same time to get maximum benefits and faster results.
We are all unique, and so is our trauma and our illnesses. Weather, stress, work, relationships, having a spiritual practise, financial resources and personal issues all impact every area of our lives and that is why this is a holistic approach. Treating one area works, but treating the whole person, body, mind and spirt works much better and has longer lasting resolution. Results will vary from person to person, and from treatment to treatment. A key to success lies within you. I simply guide the way, to help you develop the tools you already possess in order to get you to a better quality of life. Part of that success depends upon the work you do between treatments, and that is your personal choice.
1. No Judgement: We are all on a journey and we all have a past. Thoughts and beliefs are examined in a non-judgemental way to allow for change and growth. We look at things from a neutral and rational perspective, and take it everything as it is, including ourselves and others as they are, which leads to;
2. Curiosity: We become curious about behaviours and analyze them based on what the intention, or what was the decision based on what our experiences were at the time, which leads to;
3. Acceptance: We learn things as they are and drop the assumptions, or the stories we've told ourselves. We stop the tapes running through our heads, and reframe them with;
4. Positive Action and Thought: We move forward through positive action and thought, and re-wire the brain to stop the stories, and to become;
5. Objective: We look at beliefs, thoughts, patterns, decisions and actions, and examine them objectively, and how our emotions tied into those beliefs, and then we;
6. Reframe our World View: Finally, we show different thoughts and beliefs giving us a different perspective; examine the issue and problems in a new light, which can allow us to move forward, and then we;
7. Set Realistic Expectations: Being realistic means that patterns can change from negative to positive, and we may have set backs, however, we also have the power to change the set backs and move forward. We have realistic expectations so when set backs occur, we have the tools to stop the spiral and create healthy coping mechanisms.
The beautiful experience that comes from working with these basic principles is Post Traumatic Growth, the positive creation that comes from trauma. Create growth with these five pillars:
1. Build Mental Toughness
2. Search the Good Stuff
3. Look at our Character Strengths
4. Build Strong Relationships
5. Assertive Communication
As with anything, the more you want to change, the more you are willing to let go of what not works, and if you are amenable to working toward a level of personal satisfaction, you will see an improvement in the quality of life.
Peace and Love
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