How traumas disconnect us- As a spiritual counselor, my role is to support people to connect with their soul/ source/divine. However, early disturbances from womb to childhood can disconnect us from our soul’s true nature of peace, joy, love etc, They can also limit our creative capacities and innate abilities, as well as hijack our core selves in order to be loved and accepted.
What often causes many of us to struggle are persistent patterns- I have learned to sit with Presence, curiosity, and full acceptance from Miranda Macpherson and Dr. Laurence Heller. I support you to integrate various parts of yourself such as the right to exist, having your needs and your anger. In the silence of our being, together we track moment by moment and inquire into the somatic felt sense, feelings, beliefs so that patterns can soften and let go. You may sense spaciousness and an uptick of energy from life force that’s been held back.
Working with the whole body and nervous system- We can process intense emotions & activations from shock traumas that can be bound up in our joints, muscles, viscera and brain in a way that does not overwhelm or shut us down. It's important also to work with the expansion/contraction that’s inevitable when we access our life force that brings forward our real self. This can sometimes feel threatening to the old identity that fears change.
Modalities I use- I have learned from Miranda Macpherson that if we allow ourselves to directly experience what is without trying to fix or change anything, we can return to our natural easeful being. I use tools from spiritually-informed trauma experts/psychologists as follows:
Dr. Laurence Heller’s NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), an approach that works to heal attachment, relational and developmental trauma by working with patterns that cause lifelong psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.
Dr. Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) for nervous system regulation and to release shock trauma. It is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders.
Dr. Raja Selvam’s Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP) for emotional embodiment so the nervous system can tolerate, not defend and react by contracting our physical and subtle bodies, allowing emotions to be digested.
Stephen J Terrell PsyD's Transforming Intentional Touch for fetus/infant trauma for physiological regulation & working with primitive reflexes.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”