Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the hallmarks of modern warfare. Thought, in actuallity PTSD has nothing to do with war as such. It is more generally speaking a disorder, that can appear, after a person is exposed to an event, that was overwhelming. You did not have to be involved your self, it is enough to have witnessed it. It was simply too much, too often or too soon. Experiences like sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, child abuse, or other recognizable threats to a person’s life are likely to be connected to PTSD.
How to diagnose PTSD
Symptoms connected to PTSD may include nausea, dizziness, headache, disturbing thoughts and feelings, even bad dreams. Fight or flight modus is activated, and the continous load of adrenalin often causes bad sleap, followed by loss of concentration and the ability to perform in working life. The everyday is characterized by tensions, nervousness, irritability, depression or anger, seamingly with out any reason. All of this undermine the self-esteem, which can lead the person to act out or withdraw, in order to prevent conflict and defeat.
A criteria for the diagnosis of PTSD is, that it can be connected to an unambigous incident not too far back in time.
The usual approach to PTSD is counseling, which first of deals with the memories and feeling. As times passes, this may give you peace of mind. Yet, for the body to release the tensions, decades may pass, and for many they will follow them all life through.
The INNATE method focusses on the state of the body. If your dorsal vagus is active, it has to be silenced, it has to let go of the laming influence on the most important functions in the body. This applies to the inner organs like heart, lungs, kidneys and glands, liver and spleen. Moreover some big muscles like psoas and diaphragma are crusial. First when they are free of the dorsal vagus restrictions, the body will again be able to support free movement and a joyful life.
First we map the tensions, then we adress them with our loving attention, helping the organs regain their orginal and natural flexibility and resilience.
Attempting to adress these organs and muscles may also open up to the feelings connected to the contained traumas. This will sometimes be accompagnied by increased breath and even crying. These signs signal, that we are closing in, not only on the loads on the organs them selves, but also on the residues in the soul.
The process of releasing is controlled by you, your wounded soul and the body. Relief may come immediately or gradually after a few sessions, depending on the nature of the traumas.
A 1-1 session is meant to give you the tools to realize and identify your trauma and to release them.
In further sessions you will learn to refine the tools to build up and strengthen your personality, to rediscover or maybe even create a new path for your life.