When we think about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we usually think of people who were exposed to combat in the military. In reality, anybody can develop PTSD. Individuals who are dealing with PTSD often experience terror-filled nightmares, and chronic states of hyper-vigilance and irritability. There is an on-going experience of never feeling safe and never feeling that one can relax and let their guard down. This is the appropriate psychological and biological response to situations that really were not safe.
The body is wired in such a way that it will hold pent up tension from the moment of trauma in the nervous system until it finally has the opportunity to discharge the threat from the body. PTSD arises when the threat is never discharged. It stays lodged in the system until the appropriate treatment is applied. Here are a few things that help you to clear the charge from your nervous system.
- A supportive nurturing environment – Some people within a strong circle of family and friend are able to literally “shake” the experience off of their body, both physically and emotionally. Divine Life Activations offers this kind of environment as well.
- Energy work – Sometimes in order to clear the trauma, an energy force with a magnitude equal to the original moment of trauma is necessary to clear the “programming” of the original triggering event(s). When we activate the life force in your body, your system will have the opportunity to discharge the threat or invasion from the body.
- Re-wiring the brain – This can be done through Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Somatic Experiencing work (SE) or Brain-spotting. All of these techniques clear trauma by re-wiring the brain and nervous system.
All of the above methods may be a part your Divine Life Activation experience as it unfolds for you. Divine Life Activations discharge the nervous system of its pent up hyper-vigilance and the body can finally return to a state of homeostasis, in which one can experience deep relaxation and peace in one’s life.
What conditions could cause PTSD?
- Early childhood abuse
- Physical, emotional and sexual abuse and assaults
- Car accidents
- Military combat
- Law enforcement work
- Fire safety work
- Violent weather conditions such as tornadoes, hurricanes and fires
Anything that triggers terror could lead to PTSD. But, how do you know if you or someone you know has PTSD?
- Vivid memories or flashbacks in which you are re-living the event.
- Panic Attacks
- Feeling emotionally isolated
- Having trouble relating to people
- Feeling emotionally numb.
- Sense of always being in danger.
- Feeling anxious, jittery, and/or irritated
- Prone to violent rages
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble focusing one’s mind
Please understand that is is a “normal” reaction to what your body perceives to be an extremely threatening experience. Be patient with yourself, because until you finally have the opportunity to discharge your nervous system, this is how your psychology and physiology needs to behave for you to continue functioning. Once your nervous system has been discharged, your body will naturally find its way back to a l sense of peace, relaxation and connection to the world around you.
“During the shaking and the kicking, I felt that I successfully kicked off the person who violated me, and I felt a newfound sense of peace.” - R.K.