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DO YOU TREAT CLIENTS WITH SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Yes we do. We work with the uniqueness of the client together to find the root cause of the health problem and identify the right solutions to get back on track for optimal well-being.
WHY DOES TRAUMA AFFECT MY BODY?
In simple terms it's a protection mechanism.
A traumatic event that is too much for a person to handle overloads the central nervous system, stopping the trauma from processing. This overload activates the body's instinctive fight or flight response, causing the traumatic energy to be stored in the surrounding muscles, organs and connective tissue. Whenever we store trauma in our tissue, our brain disconnects from that part of the body to block the experience, preventing the recall of the traumatic memory. Any area of our body that our brain is disconnected from won’t be able stay healthy or heal itself. The predictable effect of stored trauma is degeneration and disease.
HOW CAN TRAUMA BE RELEASED FROM MY MIND AND MY BODY?
What we know from neuroscience to date there are at least three elements necessary for the body to release stored trauma:
Access the inner resources to handle the experience that were not present when the experience occurred (Mind)
To create space for the traumatic energy to move is essential for its release (Energetic body)
Connecting the heart and brain to create coherence and release the trauma from the body at a cellular level (Spirit)
WHY NARRATIVE THERAPY ALONE WILL NOT WORK?
People have worked with a talking therapist for years and still not released trauma from the body. For some people talking therapy is more traumatic than no therapy at all. If you don’t address your body not much will happen for you. When something traumatic happens, the brain functions in an entirely different way. When we are not under stress, the brain encodes whatever it needs to encode, sends it down the pathway, it is processed, stored or disposed of, and life goes on, memories intact. This is a completely different process when trauma is experienced. This is why movement and somatic approaches are critical for releasing trauma.
WILL I RE-EXPERIENCE THE TRAUMA?
No is the short answer. You may go through a process of reviewing it, but it is impossible to relive it as The Advancing Heart Protocol™ do not focus on the trauma itself. We focus on the connection between the mind and body and releasing the trauma. Trauma release is NOT traumatic.
WHAT TECHNIQUES DOES THE CENTRE USE?
We use a number of techniques, methods and protocols as we know our clients are unique and no one method fits all. We use The Advancing Heart Protocol™ predominantly as it's highly effective, however, we also use Somatic Healing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Breath Work and Movement. We also encourage yoga, meditation and journaling practices.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
We recommend a 30-minute complimentary exploration session to explore your health, well-being or emotional issue. During your session, together we will explore the options available to you and work from there. Each person is unique. We work with YOU and what YOU need and what WILL work for YOU.