Trauma can be defined as the emotional, developmental, psychological, and spiritual injury resulting when people experience or witness a traumatic event or events. Unfortunately, people often underestimate how serious trauma can be. According to Sidran Institute, a Non-profit Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy Center, an estimated 70 percent of adults in the U.S. have suffered from a traumatic event at least once in their lives. On top of that, up to 20 percent of these same people go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There is new hope for treating trauma though.
There are many modalities for trauma recovery, and Dina Saalisi from Dina Saalisi Healing Arts, says “Trauma is defined as any emotional or physical upset resulting in the inability to live in the present without being overwhelmed by past events.” She goes on to say, “It is important to provide a safe space where trauma survivors are able to connect with and voice their authentic self.”
Trauma manifests physically as well as emotionally, but emotion is one of the most common way that trauma impacts the quality of people’s lives. Some common physical signs of trauma include paleness, lethargy, fatigue, poor concentration and headaches. They may have anxiety or panic attacks, and are unable to cope with even the smallest challenges. The physical symptoms of trauma can be just as upsetting as those of physical injury or illness.
To start the trauma recovery process, it is important to first accept that you need help. From there, individuals can seek out a variety of trauma therapy methods. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches the person awareness of their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes about their traumatic experience. It offers them skills to help them react to emotional triggers in a healthier way. Studies have found that individuals who are actively involved and engaged in their therapy are more fulfilled. In addition, CBT teaches the individual to change thoughts that contribute to the trauma, and find ways to react more effectively, identify and evaluate negative thoughts, and provide education and skills to improve the quality of their life.
Flower Essence Therapy is beneficial in rebalancing the emotions associated with trauma, whether from sexual and physical abuse, or from other traumas such as divorce, loss of a loved one or physical injury. It is an innovative therapy that is transformational in shifting emotional states related to imbalance. The use of flower essence remedies is a holistic therapy, which was developed in 1930 by British physician Dr. Edward Bach. His system of using plant essences to relieve the disharmony of disease emerged a simple method to restore out of balance emotions using liquid extracts from the flowers of wild plants and trees. Flower Essence Therapy has been an effective tool to achieve spiritual harmony and emotional well-being for nearly 100 years and is recognized in over 60 countries.
Among natural healing and holistic health authorities, the therapeutic ability of properly prepared flower essences has been very widely praised. However, it is still not a recognized way of treating trauma until now. The use of flower essence remedies and positive affirmations, combined with health and wellness coaching has been shown as transformational in rebalancing the emotions associated with emotional and physical negativity, abuse, or trauma. Awareness is deepened as clients engage the energetic resonance of a narrative response, and connect deeply with nature in ways that evoke inherent wisdom and inner-knowing. This supports greater health, spiritual harmony, and wellness.
Narrative Health Coaching is a method of safe communication that is used to help create, achieve and sustain goals for greater health and well-being. Coaching is an ideal way to offer support and guidance for those trying to achieve positive results and lasting change. Joel Kreisberg, Founder and Executive Director of Teleosis Institute says, “By taking the whole person into consideration, health coaches use conventional, alternative and complementary medical approaches to understand and prevent illness that enhances health. Integrative health regards each person as a whole system, which includes all aspects, such as physical, psychological, mental, social, spiritual, energetic and environmental factors.”
The combination of Flower Essence Therapy and health coaching works with an individual’s feelings, beliefs, values, behaviors, and environmental circumstances. It makes it an effective healing intervention, and creates positivity around negative assumptions. Those suffering from trauma have an opportunity to change their limiting beliefs and learn to broaden their perspective that contributes to growth and healing. It is an empowering process that transforms negative thought patterns into positive beliefs. By integrating flower essence therapy and customized remedies, combined with health and wellness coaching, it facilitates better health by helping trauma victims learn how to shift old story patterns, re-create a narrative which encourages growth, and heal themselves.