|Cycle of Trauma
Primary Scenario- whatever the client senses is their trauma history- the constellation
of events. Afflictions of the helpless.
Disempowerment – the trauma survivor loses his/her voice and boundaries. There's a loss
of continuity, loss of wild instinctual nature, loss of choice, hopelessness,
fragmentation, and a loss of faith.
Mental Embodiment of Victimization- His/her belief system assumes status as a victim.
There is a shifting perception of the individual in relation to the world. The world is not
Somatic Embodiment of Victimization- The body tissues begin to adapt to the belief
system and perceptions, experiences and history. The soma becomes armored, dense,
collapsed, feel vacant, fidgety, etc.
Re-engagement in dysfunctional relationships/lifestyles – Similar situations reflecting the
primary scenario may occur. This can feel comfortable because it is known.
Retraumatization/Revictimization – Dysfunctional belief system gets reinforced and
amplifies somatic fixations.
Over time survivors get more and more deeply entrenched into this cyclic vortex to
where life choices become very limited.
|Cycle of Healing
Primary Scenario – Person remembers or has a felt sense of trauma.
Waking Up from the Trance – You recognize the patterns adopted are unhealthy and
become uncomfortable with them. Your coping mechanisms are not working. There must
be something more.
Expression of a healthy self image – You regain your voice and begin to name & shift
relationships. You establish safety and develop a healthy sense of boundaries. You have
a new identity. You can investigate possibilities and have less isolation. Trauma
sensations may escalate. There's often fear in change. Therapy is good at this stage.
Unraveling PsychoSomatic Armoring – Unwinding occurs here with the actual hands on
manipulation of body tissues. Somatic memories and holding patterns begin to unravel.
Trauma is uncoupled with sensation. This is where body work therapy comes into the
Intellectual Transformation – Old beliefs fall away. The mind cannot hold onto old
patterns as easily and shifts in perception occur. New flexible boundaries emerge, and
new neural connections form that run more fluidly.
Empowerment – The Survivor exits cycle here by developing spirituality with unlimited
potential. Be reassured that survivor is not backsliding even as things reoccur. There is a
new person existing.
Soul Infusion – You are able to surrender old beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc. that
are no longer vital in order to embody your soul’s birthright.
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