Your body has to know its over…
Its easy to believe that a major life-threatening event can upset people long afterwards. Innocent, stressful events, esp. when you were young and vulnerable can upset people too, long into adulthood. They shape our core beliefs, as if to say “I’m not safe”, “I don’t matter”, “I don’t deserve to be happy”.
Its also easy to misunderstand how this actually works. We can know what happened, but not appreciate how the body functions and keeps us safe – and anxious or depressed. We can describe it with our conscious mind, and still not see what our unconscious mind is doing for and to us.
People can remain jittery, nightmares, agitated, angry, unable to concentrate, or go out, or make decisions, or choose the right partner. They may feel frozen, sad, worthless, helpless and hopeless.
One way to describe the presence of these symptoms is that the subconscious is still in ‘trauma’ mode, and cannot accept that some perceived threat from the past has resolved. Your subconscious runs your body, every cell, and believes it has to keep every cell on high alert.
We need to talk directly to your subconscious to get it to calm the hell down or to take off the brakes.
So that’s what we do – from three sessions of 90 mins, using The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP). You can find out more about this, here:
Face to face or over skype.
Where’s your pain?
- There is an obvious traumatic event that still hunts and haunts you. You know about it, but can’t defuse from it. It confronts you, disables you, has you falling apart.
- There are obvious symptoms, but you don’t know why – there is no obvious trigger. You feel weak, like you should be better than this – but you can’t shake the need to over-work, to over-play, to avoid, to obsess, to gamble, to eat, to smoke.
- There are subtle symptoms that only you know about – the easy jobs are hard, your heart is constricted, you have silent moments of panic and to this point you are successful in hiding them. You know you are only putting off the inevitable.
What to do?
Book an appointment. Call (02) 9838 7773 to discuss what you need, or go to the book an appointment tab.