“We live at the threshold of a universal recognition that the human being is not mere matter, but a potent, energetic field of consciousness. Modalities of the past millennium are quickly giving way to breakthrough technologies wherein we heal ourselves at the level of all true healing, which is spirit.” ~ Michael Beckwith.
People often ask me what the fundamental difference is in my practice. The best way for me to describe is that in Western medicine/traditional psychology people tend to be treated as organs, ie. mind. In Transpersonal, sometimes referred to as Spiritual Psychotherapy, we tend treat people as a whole – mind, body and spirit. In a lot of the wisdom teachings we tend to see the mind, body and spirit as inseparable.
‘When you shut down emotion, you’re also affecting your immune system, your nervous system. So the repression of emotions, which is a survival strategy, then becomes a physiological illness later on” -An incredible important advocate in field of addiction treatment and a very interesting human being – Gabor Maté. I recently had the absolute pleasure of spending a whole week with him in Costa Rica at Rythmia Life Advancement Center off the Pacific coast of Guanacaste exploring new ways of healing from our woundedness and reconnecting with the essence of who we are..our soul. The transformation I personally experienced but more importantly what I witnessed was both powerful and emotionally healing which I share in my video below….
Dr Mate defined trauma as a disconnection from our soul in the present moment. As in my previous blog I mention Trauma happens to us all in varying degrees and how we define it is important. As Dr Mate states ‘trauma is not restricted to horrific experiences. It refers to any set of events that, over time, impose more pain on the child than his or her sensitive organism can process and discharge. Therefore, trauma can occur not only when bad things happen, but also when the parents are too stressed, too distracted, too depressed, to beset by economic worry, too isolated, etc. to respond to a sensitive child’s emotional need to be seen, emotionally held, heard, validated, made to feel secure. Such is the reality behind many a story of “happy childhood.” In fact, the denial of one’s pain, the splitting off of distress from conscious memory, is one of the outcomes of trauma. As the astute trauma pioneer Peter Levine has written, “Trauma has become so commonplace, that most people don’t even recognize its presence.”
Many of us (and perhaps you too if you are reading this) are on a journey to heal ourselves and below I have shared my experience of some modalities through altered states of consciousness, enjoy.
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