What is Trauma and How do we Deal with It?

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As most therapist know, people with trauma or traumatic experiences have at one point of their life undergone a severe encounter where their emotion has infringed good reasoning. The behavior of the person becomes irrational because what dictates the behavior is the need for survival and nothing else. Traumatic despair that is scary, frightening, painful, and not bound by time takes place when good reasoning shuts down. So whatever it was that has caused that traumatic experience, even though at present the situation is already different, the rational sense of past or future shuts down and the person behaves irrationally in order to survive. Learn more about energy healing, go here.

An indication that the brain does not want to resolve the trauma is when someone is in a state where visual imagery, rapid observation, and complex breathing takes place.

The problem, then, of therapists is how to get the rational brain function back so that person will start thinking clearly, to learn that the traumatic experience happened in that past and there is no longer any threat to talk about it. This is an exercise that a therapist must resolve.

A person under trauma produces stress chemicals in the body; which has no outlet. When the adrenals receive a distress message from the brain, these stress responses are triggered, and adrenaline and cristol are released, which are hormones commonly called fight or flight response hormones. if a person is placed in a situation where he cannot fight and he cannot flee, where he is trapped and stuck, then the person freezes if the hormone is dissipated. This is how trauma starts. Take a look at this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_trauma  for more information.

There is a boost of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain and muscles when the fight or flight hormones are released into the blood stream. This then dilates blood vessels and air passages. In other words, the body is able to pass more blood to the muscles and get more oxygen into the lungs. Therefore physical exercise is one good way to dispel hormonal disorders and prevent patients from suffering chemical imbalance in the brain instead of pumping relaxants and other forms of medication.

Learning how to relax the body is another helpful approach. A person that is relaxed will have the rational part of his brain function more prominently that its emotional part. This is the reason why a lot of trauma therapy is based on pairing a relaxed state of the body and the mind. If trauma is to be healed, aside from putting the patient in a relaxed state of mind and body, it would need to also include an exposure to the traumatic memories. Trauma healing sessions will then be more successful.

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