Mittwoch, 29. Dezember 2010
“Trauma is the most avoided, ignored, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of suffering.” Peter Levine
Sometimes it happens to us unexpectedly.
Sometimes, we cause it to happen to others.
Sometimes, we see others causing change to others.
Sometimes we cause change in ourselves.
People ask for psychotherapy services because they feel something is getting in the way of (or is interfering with) their quality of life and they would like to change it.
It might be a feeling of grief or loss that won't go away.
It might be an uncomfortable emotion of anger, guilt, or shame that arises spontaneously.
It might be a sensation of panic, anxiety (or other unwanted stress response) that prevents one from thinking clearly.
It might be an attitude or way of thinking or responding that interferes with one's goals.
It might be a perceived pain, physical sensation, discomfort, or situational pain that detracts from or decreases one's enjoyment of life.
It might be a compulsion (addiction), fixation, or other unwanted habitual pattern that decreases one's power and control.
It might be an area of one's life that one tries not to think about that is causing the problem.
I know that the mind can change the brain.
How does this happen? When we stop, concentrate, focus our attention, look deeply, observe and experience the subject of our suffering, things begin to change.
We don't fight it. We bring the light of our awareness to bear on the subject and change happens. The disturbance or emotional pain will disappear. Memory will be intact but the suffering or disturbance associated with it will be lessened or absent.
This focus of awareness brings:
New meaning in our life.
Threads of connection.
Sense of control.
And leads to:
Person's own truth.
Person's own reality.