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Why do We Need to Release Trauma?

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

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Why We Need to Release Trauma

Any event or situation that is distressing or life-threatening can lead to trauma. It can result in symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, poor sleep, hypervigilance, panic, and pain.

Trauma is also something that can be passed down from generation to generation. Often, we have trauma that we’ve inherited from our parents, grandparents, and other relatives. It isn’t always your trauma but you feel the guilt as though it is.

Women can also carry so much guilt, shame, and trauma from previous lives. Ones where they had no rights, were treated as second-class citizens and didn’t have the opportunity to use their full potential, or where they may have experienced physical and/or sexual violence.

Trauma and the feelings of guilt and shame that often accompany it can have a significant impact on your well-being. Along with the emotional impact, trauma can present as physical symptoms too, including disease.

It’s important to recognize that it doesn’t need to be this way. We can release trauma even if it has been with us for a long time so that we can live a life that isn’t controlled by our traumatic memories.

Why we need to release trauma

Trauma can be relived over and over again in the brain. Whenever it is triggered, this “snapshot” keeps coming back, just like memory notifications on your phone.

When these trauma “snapshots” happens, it encourages a part of the brain called the hippocampus to shrink. This is significant as it’s the area of the brain that is linked to memories. The more it occurs, the more potential there is for memory loss and the development of Alzheimer’s Disease and other conditions that affect the brain.

It is the same emotions that are triggering these “snapshots”, which is why we need to process both the memories and the emotions.

Once we can do this, the outlook is very different.

There can be a physical impact of trauma too. When we bottle up our feelings and don’t take steps to resolve trauma, it can lead to illness. Trauma can result in energy blocks that affect physical and emotional well-being. Once we can release trauma, well-being will very often improve.

How we can resolve trauma?

Trauma can have a domino effect that affects your thoughts, behaviours, and choices. But if even one domino is removed, the entire trauma pattern will disappear. It doesn’t matter which one either. The important thing is that one domino disappears and starts a chain reaction for the release of trauma.

We can remove one of the dominos through several therapies, which can work together to release trauma.

  • Hypnotherapy for trauma release

  • NLP for trauma resolution

  • Energy healing and trauma release

  • Past life regression and trauma release

Hypnotherapy for trauma release

When stress levels are high, it’s very hard for the brain to release trauma. This is why relaxation is the first step. Activating the parasympathetic nervous system (also known as the “chill out brain”) brings the body into a rest and digest state, where magical transformation can happen.

Hypnosis is a great way to enter into deep relaxation with the bonus of allowing access to the subconscious mind, which is where thoughts and behaviours are formed and maintained.

Hypnotherapy can enable traumatic memories to be safely reprocessed, which reduces their power. Through hypnotherapy, we can access memories that would otherwise remain stuck in the hippocampus so they can be processed.

Hypnosis provides an opportunity to take emotion out of the equation, which allows you to respond differently to something that would normally trigger traumatic memories. Your brain is no longer on high alert and your previous reaction isn’t repeatedly relived. Your traumatic memories simply become the same as any other memory that’s been filed in your subconscious mind.

NLP for trauma resolution

NLP is a beautiful way to reprogram thoughts and behaviours so that you can respond to traumatic memories differently.

It’s like changing the ingredients when you bake a cake. If you use apple instead of carrot, it’s technically still a cake but it’s no longer a carrot cake.

Energy healing and trauma release

Trauma can manifest itself in the body, leading to energy blockages and disease. Reiki and energy healing can unblock and balance the Chakras, encouraging holistic healing.

Energy healing can also help to bring emotions to the fore so they can be worked on.

Past life regression and trauma release

I can also perform a technique that allows you to access the emotions and trauma you may be carrying from previous lives or that have been passed down between generations of your family. When these feelings can come to the surface, we can work on them and change the “ingredients” as we “bake another cake”.

We can mix and match these techniques to help you get the best results when releasing trauma.

No matter what combination we use, the tools I give to my clients provide lasting release from trauma.

You don’t need to share or relive your traumatic memories (unless you choose to do so). My approach works with no disclosure at all. We don’t need to dwell on the past, and the focus is very much on the future and what you would like to change.

Feel free to book a consultation to see how we can resolve your traumatic memories and put you back in control.

Gabriella Davidovics

Psychotherapy I Hypnotherapy | Reiki



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