Perhaps you may recognize some of these symptoms that may be signs of shock / trauma
- General sad and depressive features
- Short fuse / indefinite anger
- No body sensations
- Obsessive thoughts or behavior
- On guard all the time with the feeling of being persecuted or in danger
- Inability to be present in the moment
- Poor or interrupted sleep
- Changes in appetite, nausea or headache
- Pain in the legs, lower back or neck
- Increased consumption of alcohol or other stimulants
- Isolation from the outside world
- Flash back’s
A trauma occurs not from the incident itself. The trauma occurs when the energy the incident triggers, will not be released again and thus frozen in the body. The degree of trauma level varies depending on the response to the incident.
SE method is developed based on a knowledge of mammals’ ability to release energy after being chased by a predator. The way the mammal redeems the accumulated energy is by physically tremble / shake it off when the danger has passed. In therapy we therefore work with the body’s innate ability to regulate itself (shake the shock of) so that the stored energy is not frozen in the body and becomes a trauma.
We work gently with the body sensations and support the nervous system’s natural ability to redeem the accumulated energy. This is done by guide towards a greater awareness of bodily sensations, thereby strengthening the body’s natural flow with a rewrite of the incident.
In shock reactions, we act instinctively to fight, flight or freeze and therefore we do not control, how we react. If the energy is not redeemed by either fight or flight in the situation, it will “freeze” in the body and that is what we call a trauma. This frozen energy can then cause us to react as if the danger / threat is still present. We remain vigilant with sharpened senses, fear, and we can feel helpless. This condition can trigger one or more of the above symptoms.
In therapy, the energy will be redeemed and you can go back and live your life like you did before the incident.
Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions or if you need to get clarification related to your symptoms.
Gestalt therapist and trauma therapist
Beritt Hansen Tel. 61263693
Therapy in Copenhagen and Ringsted