When I was just a boy, I liked to ride my bicycle, with my peers we would make friendly competitions to determine who was the faster rider. We were laughing and speeding our bikes on the winding streets of Tuscany, and eventually, I would fall scratching my knees. My mom would apply on me her magic potion ( kisses and sweet words), and in a few days, my wound would be healed. I am always fascinated when I think of how our body/system heals; it’s a perfect machine.
However, what happens when the perfect machine fails ? or perhaps it is not a failure..why the system sometimes decides not to heal? We know that the external environment plays a big part in the healing process, but how do we create the internal environment that suits the system healing process?
Some stressful experiences – such as chronic childhood abuse – are so overwhelming and traumatic, the memories hide like a shadow in the brain.
At first, hidden memories that can’t be consciously accessed may protect the individual from the emotional pain of recalling the event. However, eventually, those suppressed memories can cause debilitating psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or dissociative disorders
In my professional I understood that is not necessary to regress the client to the moment when the traumatic experience occurred, in fact, I don’t practice "Age Regression", knowing that can aim people with a phenomenon that is called confabulation ( creating false memories). What we know and validate is how the client feels about the event.
If the brain registers an overwhelming trauma, then it can essentially block that memory in a process called dissociation -- or detachment from reality. "The brain will attempt to protect itself".
This process is considered to be a coping mechanism that our mind uses to prepare to cope with the event. Sometimes do, years after the event, we are still not ready to live through the experience.
Moreover, this is what I try to figure out when helping a client: what does the client’s system (body-mind-spirit) need to complete the healing process? The goal is to create the internal environment in the client that allows her/his system to heal from the trauma and unblock, in particular when the external environment can’t help or doesn’t help.
I specialized in Hypnosis for trauma release at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute,. Since many of our psychological and emotional trauma happen during our childhood, I have experienced great result from working on the " inner child" with the client.
As we have released the trapped emotions, Psych-K is a method that can help to balance up and create the functional connection between body and mind, that includes postures combined with work on the client’s core beliefs system. I like to use Psych-K in conjunction with hypnosis to help the client to operate a mental and emotional release.