Healing trauma and PTSD - visualization

Healing trauma and PTSD - visualization
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Our therapeutic approach is a synthesis of Somatic Experiencing™, the Polyvagal theory and classical Chinese Medicine. We start from the assumption that there is nothing wrong with a client, rather there is a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the natural healing processes of the body and psyche. By supporting a firm yet gentle focus on the present moment and the wonderful body resources we all have, traumatic contently naturally and spontaneously begins to unravel.Our method uses the client's experience of the body (rather than intellect or emotion) to process trauma / PTSD, and directly treats its effects on physiology. This greatly facilitates emotional and cognitive processing.Ours is not a cathartic process where past trauma needs to be re-experienced. By helping individuals gently access the energy and sensations of incomplete life events, we empower them back to health. Our therapeutic approach is radically different compared to psychotherapy or psychiatry. It is a synthesis of the Somatic Experiencing method and classical Chinese Medicine.We use natural language and/or gentle touch to contact procedural (implicit) memory. This initiates the deactivation cycle of the stress response in the motor cortex to flush out incomplete self-protective responses. These responses can take the form of experiences such as sensations, images, behaviors, feelings, or meaning.The key element is the client’s new ability to be a conscious, cognizant participant in these experiences — no longer a victim of them.The process helps the Autonomic Nervous System complete fight, flight and freeze responses while in a state of containment. It re-instates the natural oscillatory rhythms of neuromuscular activation and deactivation at key structures comprising the amygdala and the ANS, primarily the vagus nerve and brain stem with their related extensions throughout the organism.