On Trauma

There is stigma around the word TRAUMA. It is believed that only the populations in war-torn countries experience it or that people who come from troubled backgrounds have it. But trauma is everywhere and its part of everyones life. Everything that the body experiences as traumatic, from emotional to physical stress gets stored in the body as trauma. Some psychologists even explain that trauma starts before we come to this word and that trauma gets transferred from generation to generation… It starts with a baby in a womb of a stressed mother, by having parents who fight and go through divorce; fighting in school, exam stress, work deadlines and relationship stress are emotional traumas. But also falling of a bicycle and breaking an arm/leg; not to mention surgeries, illness and grief cause trauma to the body.

Therefore recognising it in ones body is the first step to recovery; acknowledging the trauma and not judging it or feel shame around it is difficult for most people. Our society teaches us not to show weakness and to “just get on with it”, which creates all kinds of destructive patterns of survival mechanisms within our body and mind though out or life – for example chronic pains, additions, anxiety. But there are many ways to get the trauma out of the system and find release and so it comes down to finding a healing path that feels right, a therapist who resonates with one and a safe space to work through what ever the body is holding on to.

TRE is a gentle and very effective trauma release therapy, a tool for life that makes significant impact in peoples lives, not only by releasing stress from the body but also by balancing the nervous system at the same time. With TRE one learns to simply listen to the body and to connect with it.

Here is the link to an interesting interview with Dr. Gabor Matte about this topic – view on my Facebook page where you can find other relevant articles: Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?