Trauma

“Everything heals.

Your body heals. Your heart heals. Your mind heals. Wounds of all kinds heal. Your soul repairs itself.

Your happiness always returns, with a little help.”

 

― Anonymous

When we suffer any kind of physical trauma, we know straight away that we need to bandage the wound or have broken limbs reset.

When we experience emotional or psychological trauma, often at the same time as physical injury, oftentimes it isn’t quite as easy to know how to get help.

Trauma can remain unprocessed in the limbic system – an important part of the right hemisphere of our brain – for years. Until we are able to find a way to work it through and clear it away, it can continue to cause us ongoing problems. Often, these problems can present themselves as anxiety, panic attacks, anger, or self-harm, along with many other unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

I am trained to use a technique called “EMDR”. The acronym stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation (and) Reprocessing. In the earlier years of my career as a hypnotherapist, I used this technique occasionally to successfully treat various problems. However, I was never fully comfortable with it. I subsequently discovered The “BLAST” (Bi-Lateral Analysis and Stimulation Treatment) technique and qualified as a BLAST practitioner.

BLAST is similar to EMDR, in that it used a series of eye movements that help you to process trauma in a safe and satisfactory way. This version of the technique is extremely successful and is something I use as my main tool in removing trauma.

You can find out more about BLAST at www.blasttechnique.com.

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