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RESOLVING COMPLEX TRAUMA AND PTSD
It is my contention that in any situation one can learn about oneself although some may be presented with harder lessons to go through than others.
You might call your process self-development, relearning your conditioning, healing from disease or any form of Post-Traumatic Stress.
There is a difference between releasement and resolution of Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Both are potentially beneficial and releasement can lead to a resolution. Releasement, however, is mostly only temporary, as the dynamics between what happened and the overwhelming emotions that are linked to it are still intact.
For example, someone who has witnessed a car-accident with fatal consequences, and who is overcome by shock and a sense of helplessness, will suffer from a state of hyper-arousal.
Flashbacks and thinking about the accident will bring back the emotions of shock and profound disturbance. Similarly, additional stress or even everyday stress can stir up memories of the accident and activate a state of hyper-arousal.
When suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress certain activities or intense exercise can assist in diffusing or releasing feelings of hyper-arousal. It can certainly assist in making life manageable – up to a point.
The abiding danger is that hyper-arousal most often will build up again, as it is still, in a sensate way, linked to the event, as in this example; witnessing the accident. Any association with the event will, in turn, stimulate the re-emergence of the emotions that are still related to it. Releasement can then become a necessity and be quite addictive, preventing resolution from coming about.
It is the providing of containment and ‘holding’ of the emotional charge in awareness that helps to digest excess energy of the body and mind. By bringing awareness to that state and negating the event to which it is related, a pathway to resolution is opened.