Trauma Releasing Exercises
Everyone experiences trauma, in one form or another, in their lifetime. Each and every time we experience trauma, we have a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual reaction.
Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) offer a simple and easily learned technique that uses specific exercises to release the stress or tension from unreleased energy that accumulates in the body after traumatic experiences.
The series of exercises help release deep tension, stored in the body, by stimulating a self-controlled muscular shaking process in the body called neurogenic muscle tremors. This process gets to the core of stored muscular tension – namely in the psoas muscles, located deep in the pelvic girdle and connected to the spinal column. The tremors gently release tension throughout the body.
The exercises are easy to master and can become a part of anyone’s daily stress management routine. With practice, these exercises will become second nature and natural, since we are returning to a natural state of energy release by evoking this response.
Breathe therapy is based on mind-body principles using breathing techniques and patterns to induce a relaxation response, release inhibited breathing patterns, release negative emotional energy and stored ‘body armor’, channel vital energy or life force, stimulate self from the past and improve self awareness.
There is a direct connection between our breath-breathing patterns and our physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual well being. Every change of mental status is reflected first in the breath and then in the body. Using therapeutic breathing techniques produces a self generated altered state of consciousness that can then be used similarly to the trance of hypnosis. Since the change in breathing produces a change in body chemistry, physiology and biology, optimizing our breath helps us on all levels: not only can the process help us to access and clear deep wounds and traumas, it can also help us to make immediate improvements in our current health status.
Breath therapy is also powerful energy therapy. Using the mind body connection, it allows us to connect with and release deeply embedded patterns of beliefs and decisions about ourselves, even from our most vulnerable, pre-verbal phase of life. This release helps us to uncover old and unresolved issues.
With practice and discipline, breath therapy can be utilized at home, as part of one’s personal stress management hygiene. This allows one to process stressful and traumatic material easily and avoid the complications that come with repressing and denying difficult emotional material. Breathe therapy is an ideal adjunct to therapy, personal development, stress management and spiritual growth.
Stress Management Therapy
Stress management Therapy works with clients to utilize a variety of tools and techniques to change the experience and negative effects of life’s many stressful realities.
First, a thorough stress inventory is taken, to determine exactly what is causing the client to experience stress symptoms. Once the clients has prioritized where she/he wants to focus, cognitive, relational and relaxation skills can be introduced to reduce the symptoms of stress, increase the clients tolerance of selected stressful situations and empower the client to manage stress with more confidence and ease.
The goal is never to have a life free of all stress, but to learn to handle the stressors of every day life with confidence and skill. It is important to have a clear cognitive understanding of exactly who and what is involved – and then to increase one’s ‘tool kit’ and options.
Because experiencing stress produces numerous symptoms, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, it can and does have a huge impact on our overall health. If left undetected and not dealt with, the symptoms of stress can contribute to serious medical problems and cause relationship and job performance issues.
Recognizing and managing both your stressors and your responses to those stressors, can and will improve your overall mental and emotional outlook on life.
Hypnosis is widely used in therapy and medical practices today. By entering a light trance state, the client can access their subconscious mind and make lasting changes to help them heal and grow.
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy is a richer form of hypnosis, utilizing elements of many disciplines: traditional and Eriksonian hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Transactional Analysis, developmental psychology, behavior modification Gestalt techniques, pre- and perinatal psychology and energy/chakra work.
Once the client and therapist have developed a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship, a typical HCH session begins with the client setting an intention or discussing a problem area to be addressed during the session. The client is then induced into hypnosis that is a deep state of relaxation, peace and serenity. This trance state allows the client to access unconscious material. As in all hypnosis, the client is always aware of what is going on in and around him during the session and is able to come out of trance at any time.
In the trance state, the client has the opportunity to go back to the original source of the problem (physical dis-ease, pain, negative emotional state such as anger, anxiety, guilt, and shame). Hypnosis facilitates the healing process by making it easier to access unconscious material such as buried memories of earlier traumatic experiences. Hypnosis often produces deep contact with emotions, an easing of repression, exposure of buried fears and conflicts, and healing through cathartic release and corrective emotional experience. Clients report having “aha” experiences about particular issues that have been plaguing them sometimes for decades.
At the end of the session the client is encouraged to form new conclusions and decisions about how to behave and think about one-self. These become affirmations for the client and are vital to the healing process. They are anchored in the participant’s body, mind and spirit through a variety of experiential healing modalities.
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy (HCH) is a powerful psychotherapeutic modality used for transformational healing of body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, and healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and focuses our “universal life force energy”, flowing through us with intention. If one’s “life force energy” is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick or succumb to stress. If it is high and flowing without obstruction, we are more capable of being happy and remaining healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.