Clearing Trauma from the Past
Relaxation and Self Hypnosis:
A key first step to the primary or core technique of utilizing regression as a clearing pathway to trauma scars is to bring the individual to a point of data clarity prior to your session. They must agree to the concept that their past experience(s) can, may or have affected their perspective of NOW. Perspective is the pathway to all action.
What I imagine is... is.
If I feel threatened by a 7 lb. dog, then the small animal is actually a threat. My heart will race, my adrenaline will surge, and then my natural reaction will be to ACT. Jump back? Scream? Run away? Cry? The actual physical reaction will be an auto-response to feelings that I have no control over. The feelings are NOT actions. They are reactions to my perspective.
If I think wrong...I will act wrong.
So the most important area to restore is my thinking. I must adjust my perspective. If my eyes are adjusted, then my feelings follow suit and ultimately my actions correct themselves. I see the same puppy, but now my perspective is that dogs are cute and I feel joy at being near the animal. My reaction: “Can I pet your doggy?”
Trauma, permanently adjusts perspective(s), or at least it does without restoration. Remember, we have three distinct memories to correct: Mind, body and emotional self. You could have adjusted aspects of your perspective by growing mature and telling yourself stories or content that alleviates portions of the affect, but your body and emotional self don’t agree. You sit in a room and a stranger enters. Something about them immediately draws you in or repels you and you have no real idea why. Their cadence, attributes, body, the sound of their voice and a particular context of geography and your body, mind and emotional self connect to your past and issues that are not corrected are attracted or repulsed instinctively. “I keep hooking up with the wrong type of guy?” “I don’t know why I just don’t like her.” “That guy creeps me out.” These are common statements of past issues raising up awareness at some level and driving unconscious perspectives.
I’m afraid of heights
I’m afraid of closed spaces
I’m afraid of the dark
I don’t like crowds
I am afraid to try new things first
I don’t know why I just don’t want to try
I just feel like I will not make it
I don’t like people that are too nice
I can’t commit. I don’t know why
I can’t stop drinking. I don’t know why
I feel depressed a lot but there’s nothing wrong with me
These types of statements weren’t born with us. They were fashioned and the primary culprit is trauma. We need to arrest these issues. But, most of our perspectives were affected at childhood. So we will need a time machine to correct the problems. We will also need to find freedom from the past trauma in all three memory zones: Mind, body and emotional self.
Wayne Johnson is one of the most sought after regression Coaches and he has shared his various techniques. They are not complicated, however he has honed the skill of mastering these to an incredible power of change. We will consider his process Best Practice.
Let us take a step by step look at his core regressive process:
1. Identify issues and blocks that are disruptive: Assessment as we have learned in our Life Coaching module will bring clarity here
2. Develop a trauma time line: and help the client to connect with the true fact that they have been disrupted. Their perspective is not their fault. Their feelings are not their fault. Their reactions to these feelings, many times, are auto-responsive. However, if they want to change their behavior they will need to have their perspectives adjusted.
3. Develop a trauma family tree: Build that case that trauma fosters trauma and that many of the broken conditions on their branches have lead to their perspectives and feelings.
4. Identify the age of their children and have them bring in pictures of their various internal children: Holding these pictures and conducting the ongoing child bonding exercises will be paramount to faster clearing of past hurts and a sense of balance into the future.
5. Conduct Regression Exercise:
a. Start treatment with a breathing technique used as an induction into self-hypnosis. Sitting relaxed in a chair with soft light (but enough to see the individual clearly) have them close their eyes and begin breathing deeply into their nose and exhale strong out through their mouth. You should hear them clearly. Breathe with your them. Have them keep the cycle going for about 6-7 minutes. As they breathe softly speak within your breathing: “Invite your (higher power - identify what they believe in prior) into the room with us”. Continue to breathe and state the comment again. Continue to breathe and invite them to relax their muscles, relax their face and feel themselves getting heavy, feel the energy around your fingers and face and once again invite your (what they believe in into the room). Keep breathing....
b. Have the individual take you to the trauma point that they feel drawn to Let them guide you to their needful point. They will be the author and you will be the scribe. Ask them what they see and what is happening. Write it word for word. Ask them what they are feeling and what their body feels like. Write it word for word. As they share what they see or feel ie: “I feel scared my dad seems angry”. Say: repeat these words...”I feel scared and my dad seems angry”. After they repeat the words...ask them to say it again. (This mirror process will open the reflection of self and allow the adult to start to process the incident rather then the child... )
How does your body feel? “I feel tired”. Say I feel tired. “I feel tired”. Say I feel so tired... “I feel so tired”.
Why do we feel tired? “I just can’t handle being yelled at anymore”. Say “I just can’t handle being yelled at anymore”
c. As you guide them through the experience they will find their emotion let them express it They may cry, they may shout, they may sob but they are actually letting the pain free. The perspective is about to be changed.
d. We have our family tree and history to help bring an adult’s perspective to the light Daddy is only 22 years old he is only a child...say this “Daddy is only 22 years old he is only a child”. Daddy is an alcoholic child and is afraid...say this “Daddy is an alcoholic child and is afraid.” Daddy loves me but he is afraid. “Daddy loves me but he is afraid”. Daddy is just a scared kid and yells because he is scared... How does your body feel...
We continue to reflect their feelings, their thoughts and words to them. We continue to have them repeat them 1, 2 even 3 times. As we get deeper to the finale we bring an adult’s perspective to the issue and invite them to help by repeating the obvious. The stories that they have told themselves are beginning to be re-written. The clearing is going to the deepest part of their heart.
e. Sometimes they will find their own answer and express it What are you thinking? “My God my mom was working 3 jobs. She was tired. I feel bad for her”. Say...I feel bad for mommy. She's working 3 jobs. She is so tired. “She did the best she could”. Say Mommy did the best she could... “She did the best she could”. Mommy was working 3 jobs and she was so tired...”Mommy was working 3 jobs and she was tired”. She did the best she could...”Mommy did the best she could”. Mommy loved me so much but she was so tired... “Mommy loved me so much but she was tired”. I was a sweet girl and deserved more hugs and love... “I deserved more hugs and love but mommy was just so tired”.
f. Keep running through the exercise until they calm down and have answers We are looking for a new perspective. We are seeking to reinterpret the past not just look at it. After the individual calms down and has answers, bring them calmly back awake.
g. Reflect on the new perspective how do you feel? What was really happening back then? Small children are not to blame for actions against them, and we want to help the child see adult perspectives of their past issue. We may have to go back through the exercise on the same trauma point a few times, perhaps more for severe or pervasive issues, but most can be cleared in 1 or 2 sessions
There is no need to work out every single trauma point. If there are repeats of the same issue from the same perpetrator or scenario, then typically, like uncorking a damn we allow all of the pain from the co-traumas to waterfall out. How do we know that a trauma is cleared? When the person can go review the data in regressive state without severe emotion. Almost like journalism. No more painful emotion, means that it no longer has effect. Some clients have pervasive trauma. Continual trauma that occurred all through childhood. We may be doing many sessions over a period of time, but like untying knots we can unravel them all. The goal of post trauma reinterpretation is to build a path towards the process of child bonding and an internal restoration process. In tandem with inventory and working on any addiction or habitual issues that may affect esteem and clarity, the person has a true opportunity to be reborn. The road to recovery is a beautiful one, but this sweet human being will need to continue to grow. Imagine walking up a downward escalator. If they stop they simply move downwards, but if they keep stepping forward they can get to new and higher ground.
The core power: Taking a human back in time to assess an experience what a child has built perspective around forever and reinterpreting it as an adult. The reflective process is designed to download the reinterpretation to all 3 of our memory zones: body, mind and emotional self. The changed perspective becomes like a toppled domino. It affects all of the similar perspectives and all like trauma induced perspective begins to dissolve and be replaced with the clear and healthy adult perspective.