Are you suffering symptoms of unresolved emotions, old hurts or traumas?
Anxiety, anger, depression stress, rage are all the results of distressing events or unresolved emotions. They leave us feeling unsafe.
Trauma/emotional pain can be caused by an event or series of events that have happened in the course of your lifetime, that have not been resolved, and can impact your physiological and physically well-being.
Trauma and emotional pain is different for everyone. Some will be affected more than others. It all depends on our ability to regulate the ‘flight, fright, freeze’ stress hormones.
If you suffer from anxiety, anger, addictions, rage, panic attacks, fear, stress, worry, self-doubt, self-loathing, lack of confidence, depression, PTSD, OCD, phobias, not feeling worthy or lovable, impatience, intolerance these may be a consequence of unresolved trauma or distressing events that have not been put to bed. You may be living life as a high functioning individual, having tucked away the trauma, emotional pain into a neat little box, however the slightest thing can re-trigger flashbacks causing you to suffer symptoms or behaviours that you wish you didn’t and wish you could change, but can’t no matter how hard you consciously try.
Why does this happen?
Memories are not stored in the conscious mind. They are stored in the subconscious mind. All events, the good and the bad are stored as memories. Your conscious logical mind knows that the event is over, it was years ago and it's not happening now. However, your subconscious mind does not know this event is over as it has not been made into a memory. It's playing on a 24/7 video loop causing you to feel anxious, stressed, fearful, angry, nervous, sad, lonely, alone, isolated, unworthy, unlovable, not good enough.
If the Hippocampus, the area of our brain that is responsible for taking an event and making it a memory, is regularly flooded with stress hormones it gets smaller and smaller and it will lose its ability to make a memory . The event will then play as a 24/7 video loop in the subconscious mind.
This then causes the Amygdala, which is responsible for our emotions, to get bigger and stronger, and unless the distressing event/s is made into a memory, and the emotional charge is taken out of that event, the Amygdala will grow in size, just like a muscle.
The body and the subconscious mind believe what we richly imagine and cannot tell the difference between what is real or imagined - what is a truth or a lie, what is healthy or unhealthy, hence the flashbacks seem as if they are happening right now. The experience of a flashback is just as real today as it was days/months/years ago.
Unfortunately, it is the fear, rage and anger areas of the Amygdala that become the default emotions we use to respond to everyday life, causing behaviours that are often undesirable and inappropriate . More often than not, our nearest and dearest ones bear the brunt of this disturbing behaviour.
Many events can cause you to suffer unwanted symptoms
Mental & physical abuse
Involvement in a motor vehicle accident
Being mugged/robbed/physically assaulted
Death of a loved one
Experiencing a natural disaster i.e. Black Sunday Bushfires
Witnessing or experiencing domestic violence
Not being nurtured or loved as a child
Parents who yell and shout either at each other or you
Distressing event/s may have occurred as a child or in your adulthood and the ramifications of these distressing events can present immediately or it may take years to manifest.
You may suffer unexplained behaviours or illness that you now seemingly have no control over. It may even seem that there is no reason for you be to suffering!
Trauma Resolutions will effectively and safely, without re-traumatising, make the trauma a memory - and restore you to calm by removing the 'emotional charge' and letting your subconscious mind know that the event is over now, that you are no longer 5 years of age.
Don't let unresolved trauma, distressing events or emotional pain keep you trapped within your subconscious mind - keeping you from being the best version of you possible.