Our brains have a remarkable capacity to retain traumatic moments, even long after they occur, explaining why emotional trauma lingers long after the triggering event has passed.
We’ve all experienced incidents that haunt us, like spilling coffee on the way to work or missing a crucial flight. However, trauma goes deeper. It stems from emotionally painful or abusive encounters, from physical accidents to psychological abuse. Many events can trigger a traumatic response, making the healing process unique for each individual.
But what exactly is trauma? It manifests as a lasting emotional response following a mentally and physically stressful event. Like a physical scar taking time to heal, trauma recovery is possible with time and proper treatment. Avoiding or ignoring trauma symptoms isn’t a healthy coping mechanism—it can exacerbate the problem.
When trauma occurs, the mind retains the emotional impact, sometimes holding the trauma response in readiness.
Trauma primarily affects two brain regions:
- Amygdala: The emotional center of the brain governs reactions to positive and negative experiences. Trauma can cause this region to become overly active and hypersensitive to potential threats.
- Hippocampus: Responsible for memory, the hippocampus encodes how one feels during traumatic events. When impacted by trauma, it blurs the line between past and present, making past trauma feel immediate. Consequently, triggers can evoke traumatic memories, eliciting fight-or-flight responses even without real danger.
These triggers can be innocuous, yet they reignite the intensity of the original trauma. For example, the sound of a plane may transport a veteran with PTSD back to the fear of the battlefield, or a thunderclap may induce the same anxiety experienced during a traumatic event.
Unresolved trauma from the past can intrude into the present, causing panic attacks, depression, or disrupting daily life. Prolonged or repeated trauma can lead to complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).
Acknowledging these painful moments is crucial, labeling them as what they are: trauma. It’s not merely a minor setback but a significant part of your life story, deserving recognition and healing.
Moreover, healing from trauma involves releasing emotional blocks, allowing life-force energy from the universe to move freely through us. As we let go of these blockages, we open up our body’s channels, living in the flow, in a state of love, and without fear.
Healing ourselves in this way benefits us and positively impacts everyone around us. When we acknowledge and release our self-created emotional blockages, freedom emerges. I am here to assist you in achieving that freedom. My guided hands will help remove the emotional pain and traumas from the past that are holding you back. You will experience a new way of living through my hands, grounded in peace, love, and new opportunities.