Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm.
It is not the objective experience that ultimately determines whether an event is traumatic. Your subjective emotional experience of the event does.
The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized.
The events which can be considered traumatic are wide ranging—from what might be considered the stuff of ordinary life such as divorce, illness, accidents and bereavement to extreme experiences of war, torture, rape and genocide.
What many experience after an extremely stressful or disturbing event, are feelings of, not present, numb, and even emotionally out of control.
Suffering from trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, helpless, hopeless, disconnected, and unable to trust other people.
When a traumatic event occurs, it can shatter ones sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world.
And in an effort to feel safer, many experience a disconnection with parts of the self.
Trauma is disruptive to the body’s natural equilibrium and holistic state.
Freezing is a state of hyperarousal and fear.
In essence, your nervous system gets “stuck.” As well as burning off adrenaline and releasing endorphins, exercise and movement can actually help your nervous system become “unstuck.”
We find ways to release and heal the memory of the body, relaxing the emotions, and ceasing the mental loops while connecting to more aliveness and relaxation.
We unravel the habitual mental loops while opening up the heart space, and reconnect more “wholey” with the energy of the body.
With holistic healing we can let go of the idea of being “fixed” and instead receive healing.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”