SHOCK, DISTRESS, PANIC AND TRAUMA
Wouldn’t it be wonderful for someone to take the burden of stress for you?
Working with the body and the tissue memory, complementary therapies can offer a unique tool in this challenging area of stress and overwhelm.
Stress is unavoidable in this 21st Century world we all live in. Our bodies are designed to manage a certain level of stimulation but sometimes we can become overwhelmed and unable to cope with the demands made of us.
Extended periods of stress can start to produce symptoms which can impact on how we handle our day to day lives and eventually may lead have a more serious effect on our health. Hormones released as part of the fight or flight nervous system response can become depleted over time leading to feelings of overwhelm and feelings of being unable to cope.
People experience stress in many different ways and individually can display a wide range of symptoms under the umbrella term “stress”. These can vary from fatigue, anxiety and panic attacks through to palpitations, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbance.
Skills taught in our trainings and deepened through on going professional development can be utilised to support and assist the body to rest and begin the process of recovery.
This is an area of special interest to me and I have undertaken post graduate study to add to my understanding and skills. Much of my current practice involves working with children and young people for whom life has not been easy. The use of Complementary Therapies can soften the impact and allow them to move on. The story does not have to be retold, without revisiting the trauma memories the body can be encouraged to release deeply held tissue memories leaving the client better able to meet life’s challenges.
“Trauma is a fact of life” teaches Peter Levine “but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.”
Peter Levine Healing Trauma 2008
Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds