Trauma is often hidden and can exist in your system for a whole life time with out you ever realizing that there is anything wrong with you. We can be so used to how our lives are, that we take it as normal that we are stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. It may also be the same way that, your immediate family experiences their lives. Because of this it is difficult to understand that this is dysfunctional and that your life is limited. We are as families and communities, embedded in trauma. It is both contagious and passed on down the generations.
The important thing to know is that this is not the happy healthy life that we all aspire to and can indeed have. It doesn’t need to be this way. We can be free from trauma, we can heal and our lives can begin to be empowered, fulfilling, exciting and creative. It is possible to heal in remarkable ways. We have now come a long way from the belief of the ‘primal scream’ and ‘catharsis’ as a means of releasing trauma from your system. These systems of healing can be re traumatizing because they re-enforce the firing of neurons that tell you that you are in danger and continue to flood the body with adrenaline and other stress hormones.
In fact it is not even necessary to re-visit the memory of the experience to release it. What is important is to be able to access the effects of it through skilled means such as somatic experiencing, or in this case Forensic Energy Healing. In this interview, Dr Estelle Gillingham, talks about her work with Forensic Energy Healing and the Forensic Energy Healing Retreat at Healing Waters Sanctuary, here in Glastonbury.
If you would like to come on a retreat at the Sanctuary, you can read more about it:
Forensic Energy Retreat