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Healing emotional trauma

    If you are looking for a faster way to heal your trauma, you are in the right place!

Emotional wounds are as real as physical bleeding wounds and can impact every aspect of your life.

Although most people associate emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress with the exposure to extreme, unpredictable and uncontrollable situations such as war, natural disasters, major accidents, assault or kidnapping, most of those who suffer from a major emotional trauma have not experienced nor witnessed themselves extremely dangerous events. The emotional, physical and sexual abuses, bullying at school, at work or at home have cumulatives traumatic consequences and are the leading causes of emotional traumas.

Whether physical or emotional, the pain is our inborn mechanism to warn us our limits of tolerance have been reached. We get emotionally hurt when life deceives us and the perceived reality stretches our feelings beyond our emotional tolerance. Therefore, the only true measure of a traumatic event is how you lived it, not the objective evaluation of the event itself, or what others would think about that event. Because, what really has the potential to fulfill or to haunt your life is the emotional reading of an event, not the event itself.

When the anxiety symptoms following a past event are lasting and you remain constantly on high alert and irrationally focused on specific alert triggers related to past events, most probably you are dealing with a traumatic stress. Specific noises, sounds, images, gestures, words, smells, or thoughts can trigger flashbacks and fear-controlled irrational behaviours. When a trigger reminds you of a traumatic event, this will suddenly collapse the time and you’ll feel the same degree of fear or terror as you did when the recalled event happened. Thus, when exposed to your alert trigger, you can feel fearful or even terrorized in common situations that don’t represent any real danger to a rational mind.

Even though  emotional trauma seems to be a highly individual experience, trans-generational PTSD-like or hereditary trauma as well as  behavioural patterns may be transmitted across generations through the process of parental epigenetic programming. Thus, traumatic experiences can be passed down from generation to generation, such that children 6 years old and even younger may suffer from preschool traumatic stress and display similar behavioural issues as their parents, or their ancestors. In a similar way, complex transgenerational transmitted information helps the fourth-generation of Monarch butterfly descendants find their way and return to exactly the same sites their great-grandparent once left.

My therapeutic approach is focused on emotions  and is based on the physiological and neurological models of behavioural response rather than on the cognitive models. From this biological perspective, emotions are at the heart of life's regulatory processes of all living creatures, regardless of whether we are talking about emotions that are genetically determined or those that are somehow the result of a cognitive process. When they occur, emotions cause a change in the state of both the mind and the body. Therefore, you can control your emotions only to the extent that you can change the state of your body that caused or has been caused by that emotion, or the way you feel it.

According to this biological approach, decisionmaking in your daily life is much more about emotion-driven habits, desires and rewards than about rational choices. Yet, life looks like a succession of logical and rational decisions for as long as strong emotions won't get involved. For as long as your good emotions are driving your life on the path of happiness, you'll assume this is the expected result of your rational choices.

Only when your life starts taking the burden of your bad decisions, you realize that your emotions have a powerful grip on your decision-making process. Once there, if you want to regain control over your life, you'll have the option to invest yourselves in a long process of educating your rational brain on how to better negotiate your decisions with your emotional brain, or to take the somatic hypnotherapy shortcut, with almost instant good results.

Unlike conventional hypnotherapy approaches that focus on adding a fresh layer of positive emotions on top of your lasting fears and traumas, the somatic hypnotherapy is all about releasing the past by rearranging the emotional reading of the past traumatic experiences. This therapy works with your model of the world and you are getting involved in your therapy process, so that changes are more likely to be easily accepted and long-lasting. Once you release the causal emotions of your overreactions you can change your perception of those past experiences, which in turn will readjust your behaviour.

Somatic hypnotherapy is an efficient tool to decompress the triggers and to release the symptoms of the above-mentioned, trauma-related conditions by clearing each of the underlying associated fears.* This is possible thanks to a somatic hypnotherapy-specific technique which sets in motion a process that disables traumatic emotions through a very fast and efficient dissociation of the traumatic emotions and the memories associated with that event. Yet, factual memories of your past will remain unchanged.

Your emotional trauma-related and trigger-conditioned symptoms, so present and clearly body-mapped in the beginning of your somatic hypnosis therapy session, will progressively cease and go away with my treatments. After your therapy, you should be able to deal with your known specific triggers completely free of trauma symptoms.*

Once the healing process achieved through somatic hypnotherapy is completed, the victims of a traumatic event will be able to easily think of, face or confront a past threat or traumatic memory much more rationally and without any excessive fearful feelings or uncontrolled reactions.*

Don’t remain imprisoned by memories of what others have done. Whatever your emotional trauma symptoms are, don't allow them to cripple your life.

The "No Cure - No Pay" principle applies to all my therapies.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life, and I will be happy to help you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

*The results may vary from person to person.

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