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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 and painful as physical bleeding wounds, and can affect every aspect of your life.

Whether physical or emotional, the pain is your inborn mechanism to warn you that your limits of tolerance have been reached. Therefore, the only true measure of a traumatic event is how you perceive 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.

Although most people associate emotional trauma 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 emotional trauma have not experienced nor witnessed themselves extremely dangerous events. This is why the emotional, physical and sexual abuses, bullying at school, at work or at home are the leading causes of emotional traumas.

Persistent or intense stress is always a negative ingredient of life. For as long as the stress is bearable, most likely it will be dissipated through the resilience mechanism, or it will eventually end-up inducing bearable levels of anxiety. When stress becomes extreme and stretches the perceived emotional tension beyond your tolerated limit, the emotional response mechanism may not be able to take the load and it may break down. Each time when life deceives you and the perceived reality stretches your feelings beyond your emotional tolerance, you may get emotionally hurt.

When the stress related to past events is 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. Then, specific noises, sounds, images, gestures, words, smells, or thoughts can trigger flashbacks and irrational behaviours. When a trigger reminds you of a traumatic event, this will suddenly collapse the time and you’ll feel almost 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.

Regardless whether your post-traumatic stress has been induced by shocking, dangerous event, by sexual or physical abuse, bullying or emotional abuse, or has been trans-generational inherited, the Somatic hypnotherapy is an efficient tool to decompress the triggers and to release the symptoms of the trauma-related stress. 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 dissociative process between the traumatic emotions and the factual memories associated with that event.

My therapeutic approach is focused on emotions  and is based on the physiological and neurological models of behavioural response.  When they occur, emotions cause a change in the state of your physiology, your mind and your body. Therefore, you can control your emotions only to the extent that you can change your physiology (your chemistry), change the thoughts that have induced or have been induced by your emotions (your mind) or change the state of your body (your emotional feelings).

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. In its change management framework, this approach focuses on changing the perception of the unpleasant events of the past by altering the somatic component of negative emotions associated with the unpleasant events.

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. Following a somatic hypnosis therapy, you'll feel as if your heart has forgotten the stressful, anxious, traumatic or painful component of the unpleasant events of your past, while your cognitive memory keeps intact the factual details. 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.

Whatever the nature of your trauma, after your first session of somatic hypnotherapy you will experience a significant improvement in your trauma related anxiety. After a maximum of three sessions, as you recall the images, sounds or the factual events related to your trauma, you will feel as if your traumatic experience would have taken place many, many years ago and the time has faded or completely erased all negative feelings associated with the event.

Once the healing process 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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