Severe trauma gets locked in The Limbic System
There is therapy that can help. EMDR – eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. That’s a mouthful. Below are short videos that can help explain the process and the benefits.
You may already be practising mindfulness without knowing you are. If you feel upset or stressed and you reach out to pray, that is a form of mindfulness. It means you are in the moment and aware of your reactions. Forgiveness is letting go which is also a form of mindfulness. The more you think about the future, the less mindful you are.
Breathing heals the body and the body heals the Limbic system. This technique is essential to calm the Limbic system which stores pain and past traumas.
Body Calming through Yoga, Tai Chi or QiGong Daily Program
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – What you think is what you feel.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, or your emotions are too intense to tolerate, then try the 5 grounding technique. 5-4-3-2-1
Look around at 5 things you can see
Touch 4 things
Listen for 3 sounds
Smell 2 things
Taste 1 thing