Trauma can be described as a frozen moment in time stored within our biology. This traumatic moment is held within the subconscious mind and triggered by association to the original traumatizing event. This subconscious traumatic material can create dysfunction, emotional and physical illness and challenges in our life. It can range from mild stuff that you can cope with or in some cases the nervous system can be so overloaded by condensed experience that the triggers can be hard to see, like panic attacks for no apparent reason or feeling cold putting you in a state of shock. I could go on.
It is not possible to fully access and heal this stuff with talk therapy as you are purely accessing the story part and not the part that is causing the problems. You cannot rationalize away a panic attack, that is the neo cortex part of the brain (the logical, rational thinking part). The problem is stored in the body biology where the subconscious mind lives and needs to be accessed energetically ‘in-body’. When we completely see the entire trauma pattern ‘in-body’ we often connect with the emotion and or story as well. The basic healing process is like going back to the time of the trauma, fully feeling it with presence so that the unmetabolized energy that is stored there can be released. There are many ways to do this and a variety of cutting edge techniques to facilitate the process, this is one of the key aspects of AHT’s approach. After all it is traumatic material that is preventing you living your full potential and expressing the divine you. Healing traumatic material opens up new pathways to a fuller freer life.
The body biology, nervous system, considers the traumatic event potentially being a threat to our survival and the part of us handling that is the reptilian brain (old brain where survival instincts are processed). After all, when something traumatic happens, you don’t find yourself thinking about what to do, the adrenalin kicks off and you are either into Fight, Flight or Freeze. Actually if you look deeply at a lot of your reactions to life in general, you might notice that these three responses are dominant ways of ‘coping’ with life. Flight can be equated to avoidance, drugs, alcohol, even watching TV! This is the story of ‘repeating patterns’… have you noticed those? The variety of traumatic events we hold in our subconscious can be nested, and webbed together in a chain sequence and healing the original event can often clear a large cluster of traumatic material. Ultimately we are aiming to live in the FLOW response