Trauma Resolution Therapy

It's not so much what happens in life as the way a person reacts to it.  We all understand that 2 people can be in the same event and one ends up stronger for it while another becomes unable to function. 

 

Here's the good news:  This means is that experiencing something as "trauma" is up to you.  It's something you get to define, not something that happens out in the world.  If it's out in the world, then where is the control?  If it's in you, control is not only possible, but with the correct help (that works with how your brain encodes trauma), resolution of trauma is probable!

 

The crux of resolving trauma involves taking some belief or meaning that has been creating an ongoing (relentless) internal threat and shifting it to a source of wisdom and strength. It's actually something that the brain can be coaxed into accomplishing in short order.  Why would the brain want this change, because peace of mind requires less waste of energy than fear and anger states.  Lower energy states are prized by the brain because the brain uses more energy than any other organ and has to manufacture all the energy it needs to operate.    

 

When a therapist knows how to work with the brain for resolution, trauma loses its choke hold.  This happens when crippling beliefs from early childhood, or from more recent experiences, are finally shifted to reveal a more beneficial, and usually more reasonable and accurate, understanding of events.

 

The ability of the brain to shift your perceptions, reactions, beliefs, moods, and thoughts is called neuroplasticity.  Brief trauma resolution takes full advantage of your brain's ability to change.

Trauma resolution may involve clinical hypnosis, conversational hypnotherapy, or training in self-hypnosis.  The beauty of the methods are that they all take into account the way neural networks operate together in the brain.  They literally change where and how events are encoded in brain structures. 

 

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  What Can Cause Trauma?
           (hint...any threat)
  • Verbal, physical, or sexual abuse events
  • Unexpected attacks or combat
  • Inconsistent rules
  • Isolation
  • Medical procedures or diagnoses
  • Adoption or change of caregiver
  • Heartbreak or grief
  • Failures
  • Rejection or embarrassment
  • Natural disasters
  • Bad news
  • Disabilities or injuries
  • Things that are not fair
  • Hopelessness and helplessness
The Process of Trauma Resolution is the same for all because the brain's design dictates how trauma is encoded and resolved.