Many experts are now starting to believe that the new science of trauma is one of the most profound developments in health in our lifetime. So how is trauma defined in this context?
Trauma is now being thought of as a deeply disturbing experience where the fight/flight response has been ineffective, yet we feel our life is in danger or we can’t escape. When this happens we enter the freeze response and if the process isn’t allowed to complete naturally, our minds and/or bodies store the trauma at a subconscious level where it can continue to impact on every area of our lives including our health.
To see how the process of trauma is completed by a wild animal, take a look at this clip. However, for animals kept in cages and for us humans, kept in our cultural cages, completing the process of trauma is not so easy. This is mainly because shaking and trembling is not always socially acceptable and can often be suppressed and this is why so many of us are living with the effects of stored trauma.
This subject was recently covered in more detail during our latest workshop, Tap Into Emotional Freedom with Austin Wyse. In fact in the Tapping Demonstration 3, you’ll see Austin working with the musician Anna Krantz to release a trauma she had stored from her childhood. It’s fascinating to watch how her body shakes and moves as her memories of being an 8 year old child, who couldn’t escape, are brought safely to the surface.
The most inspiring thing to understand about trauma, is that it actually has the potential to make us more resilient, as long as we complete the process as nature intended. This is why this information is so invaluable and why we’re passionate about sharing it with with this community and others.
If you’d like to learn more on this subject why not download our workshop Tap into Emotional Freedom by Austin Wyse. We recently also filmed a day-long talk that Austin delivered to a group of health professionals called ‘Releasing Subconscious Trauma’. This will be uploaded shortly so sign up for updates or follow us on Twitter.
IMPORTANT: Please always seek professional guidance for any help you may need with trauma release.