Trauma Healing

too much - too fast - too suddenly
If the system of a person is completely overwhelmed and he feels helpless and overwhelmed, e.g. in an accident, experience of physical or psychological violence, a traumatic reaction is the result, which can show itself years after the experience. The trauma can cause the nervous system to become overactive, which can lead to the following symptoms:

FIGHT / ESCAPE BEHAVIOR

- Tendency to have anxiety or panic attacks
- Racing heart
- High blood pressure
- Exaggerated startle reactions
- Outbursts of anger
- Inability to relax or sleep

However, the nervous system can also ramp up the parasympathetic part too much, which can be seen as follows:

Freeze, dissociation - I CAN'T
- Tendency to depression
- Absences
- The feeling of not being alive
- Apathy
- Lethargy
- Exhaustion

In the trauma, both parts of the nervous system are overstimulated - both systems, the parasympathetic and the sympathetic, are out of balance. It comes to dissociation or compression of parts. In order to rebalance the nervous system and to integrate the compressed or dissociated parts, I work with techniques from trauma therapy according to Peter Levine and with findings from the polyvagal theory according to Stephen W. Porges. I work with the trauma response, not with the trauma itself. With verbal accompaniment and the inclusion of body awareness, I slowly and gently lead the client out of the bound trauma energy and back into the presence. The bound and blocked energy dissolves and is available again for the healthy parts. There is a healthy balance between activity and passivity. Long-term blockages and burdens can dissolve and open up a whole new quality of life.

In the case of psychological instability, parallel psychological or psychotherapeutic treatment is require

"Symptoms of trauma are not caused by the external event. They arise when excess energy is not discharged from the body after the traumatic experience. This energy remains bound in the nervous system and can have devastating effects on the body and mind." (Peter Levine)