WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Simplified it means I have studied and understand the body and your nervous system's coping mechanisms. I work with a bottom-up approach to therapy, using a combination of neuroscience, somatic and holistic modalities.
Our Nervous System holds a lot more information than you realise and its where we repress, suppress and hold onto the blocks which not only affects our emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing, but our connections with others and how we behave in relationships.
Why? Because the Nervous System is where we hold our emotional data and unresolved issues. Our Issues are in our Tissues! Not in the mind.
Common things I hear if I mention the word Trauma:
‘I don’t have any Trauma’ or ‘I had a good childhood’.
The word Trauma sounds a bit scary and intense to some people, instantly it's rejected as somewhat ‘dramatic’ as people perceive Trauma as only happening to other people, or something big or physically catastrophic. Trauma can arise from ending a relationship, losing a job or the loss of a loved one - the things in life we all go through and don't realise what it leaves behind.
Trauma is created when these intense emotions are left behind in the body, unable to discharge at the time of a disturbing event or experience. These events and experiences generate such emotional reactions they leave pockets of unprocessed ‘emotional data’ in the body, in our Nervous System. This residual data is what we refer to as Trauma. Left unprocessed or unresolved it can cause havoc in our body and mind.
We ALL have Trauma. We all have unexpressed and repressed emotions. We all get dysregulated and we all feel ‘out of sorts’ or get unexpectedly triggered in life.
That is because we ALL have a Nervous System, so we all have emotional history and like any form of history not everything is stored and recorded according to the facts. We choose what we want to remember and tweak and mould the reality of it to suit our coping abilities. We act out the past responses to present day situations because our Nervous System is still trying to keep us safe, it doesn’t realise the danger has passed.
- Emotional Trauma is emotional dysregulation
- Emotional dysregulation creates emotional triggers
- So...our Trauma becomes the trigger
- Triggers are the symptoms of trauma
SOME TRAUMA RESPONSES...
- Abandonment issues
- Inability to achieve goals
- Lack of empathy
- Not feeling worthy
- Imposter Syndrome
- Lack of trust in people
- Chronic Disorganisation
- Extreme Independence
- Dissociative Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Addiction & Substance Abuse
WORKING TOWARDS RECOVERY & HEALING
With my education in Trauma and cutting-edge neuroscience, in Breathwork and somatics I can lead you through a process of Trauma Recovery, teaching you Nervous System Regulation to reduce the intensity and unpredictability of Emotional Trauma. I can teach you how to cultivate and maintain Nervous System Flexibility and navigate your trigger responses with a deeper knowledge and understanding of why you become dysregulated, decreasing shame or self-sabotage and replacing it with self-regulation and compassion.
Find balance, harmony, understanding and clarity in all aspects of your life, while learning new tools to create and maintain goals and achievements for the long term.
In essence, you can work to heal your ‘trauma responses’ and breathe yourself free.