What’s Trauma?

Transformation Life Architects - Thursday, January 10, 2019
Trauma comes in many forms. It can be as obvious as the shock of a car accident, exposure to war, rape, sudden death, breaking bones but it can be less obvious.

One of the less obvious forms of trauma is mental. Mental trauma that leads to long term stress, anxiety, depression and even PTSD. This is the trauma that others can’t see but it wrecks people’s lives. We try to live with it and put on a brave face but deep down we are severely traumatised.

Most long-term stress, anxiety, depression or PTSD is caused by unresolved stress or trauma from the past. The most common emotion or energy associated with this is the emotion of anger. Dogs handle this better then humans. Watch a dog after a stressful or traumatic event and you will see it shaking. Not because it is afraid, but it is getting rid of that emotion associated with the incident with physical movement.

Humans on the other hand take the anger, the emotion inside. We don’t express it, we don’t get it out. It’s just like taking poison and like poison it kills you!

These days the most common way of treating long term stress, anxiety, depression or PTSD is with anti-depressants. Whilst these drugs have a place, they are becoming overused. The problem is that once you start taking the medication, it’s very hard to get stop. Talk therapy and exposure therapy can also help but very often these therapies retraumatise the person.

There are other therapies out there and most of them do not fall into traditional modern medicine. One form of therapy which is having great success in overcoming long term stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD is TRTP or The Richards Trauma Process. This process uses hypnotherapy and can be very quick and effective. One of challenges blocking the adoption of TRTP by Clinical Psychiatrists, psychologists and trauma specialists is that it has not been proven by years of documented results.  It has not yet completed the traditional, double blind, experimental assessment process.  It is only partially through this stage. 

However, there are other non-traditional processes and therapies other than drugs, exposure therapy and CBT.  So, if you are suffering from long term stress, anxiety, depression or PTSD, why not look at alternatives. Surely its better than sticking with something that is not really working. 

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