Imagine this: every time you face trauma is like a rock you stumble upon. Some rocks may be smaller and manageable, others may be large and burdensome. Now, imagine picking up each of those rocks throughout your life and placing them in a backpack. The older you get, the more rocks you have and the more burden you carry. Eventually, these rocks will become tiresome even on the flat surface of an easy day. But when you’re trying to climb - when you’re trying to grow in life - these rocks make it nearly impossible...always pulling you back down.
All of us experience trauma throughout life. Some trauma, like abuse and violence, are large rocks that are easily identified. If you’re lucky, your trauma is an accumulation of small to medium size rocks that don’t add noticeable weight at the time. But therein lies the problem! We’re so good at just picking up the rocks and moving on with our lives. This can be detrimental to your future...
Look - we’re all messed up. That thing your mom said when you were 5, still impacts you today. Those moments that you remember with a cringe right before you fall asleep, those still impact you. The fact that most of us can’t go an hour without pulling out our phones just trying to feel connected...or getting distracted; these are all part of a lifelong pattern of pain. If we do nothing, nothing changes. If you’re feeling like something in life is holding you back, you’re probably in the right place.
It’s not life’s circumstances that are the problem, it’s how we deal with them. You don’t have to trudge through and tough it out. You also don’t need to sit on a couch and cry about your mother for hours on end. You need to be brave enough to look pain in the face. I know that sounds scary but don’t worry, there’s good news. There are powerful techniques that can help you cut through the pain, heal faster, and become whole without decades of therapy.
There’s a way to heal the traumas of the past without dragging through the mud endlessly. If you’re tired of shouldering the burden but don’t have the time and energy to dig into it each week without a foreseeable end, you’re ready for this.
When I saw the pain in my patients, I knew there had to be a way to get them relief faster and easier than the typical process of reliving all that trauma. I went to study with world-renowned Dr. Carl Totton who has helped countless people over the course of his career. He agreed to sit with me for six weeks to demonstrate how to release old traumas, begin the healing journey and rewrite your past in order to build a healthier future.
Everyone walks around with those rocks on their back, but now imagine removing that 60 lbs bag from your back and think about how fast and agile you will feel. Think about how much faster you can climb and grow when your mind and heart are free from pain. Dr. Totton is going to share a lifetime of wisdom and practical techniques that you can apply in your life right now to start feeling better for good.
As we begin our journey, I want to teach you how to build resilience in an often harsh and negative world. We’ll start by talking about what it’s going to take to resolve trauma at deep levels. We’ll discuss why traditional therapy doesn’t work well and what we can do to actually heal.
The practices include the “Yes” set, Inner-child spiritual healing and a nightly gratitude journal.
Creating and practicing new “self care” habits can shift and nurture positive emotions. You’ll discover and learn multiple journaling exercises that help cleanse and build resilience. Proper nutrition and hydration can dramatically affect our emotional and physical well being.
The practices include Positive Traits, Reversing Journal, Daily Resilience Journal.
A new type of self care is introduced called Energy Psychology. This technique is based on a method which links psychology with ancient energy concepts from Chinese medicine. Identifying different acupuncture points and meridians in the body help to heal emotional imbalances.
The practices include Energy Psychology Resources, Deep Yogic Breathing, Treatment Charts and Tapping Points.
Discover the seven emotions and the Chinese healing organ sounds and how to use them, plus learn how Chinese inner alchemy helps to promote the transformation of consciousness and produce high states of wellbeing and positive self regard.
The practices include the Seven Emotions, Inner Smile Meditation, Chinese Healing Organ Sounds.
On the path of recovery from past traumas, creating a sacred space is crucial. There are many energies in the world and in ourselves that can actually interfere with personal healing. This week, Dr Totton teaches us Native Indigenous Wisdom Methods that will help you achieve high level wellbeing and protection.
The practices include Connecting to the 4 Directions, Sand Painting, Unity Breath Meditation.
This week, Dr. Totton reviews what we’ve learned in this course, how to focus on our new skills and how to integrate them into our daily lives. It is important to remember that healing is not an event, healing is a lifestyle and if we have a lifestyle that is healthy, nourishing, and integrated, then our life tends to reflect those same qualities and characteristics.
The practices include Three Dantiens, The Three Masteries, The Gong.
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