While the psychiatric community focuses on the “symptoms” of environmental shocks (traumatic events), it is possible to access and neutralize the “actual stored shock” of traumatic events.
Without a cause, the symptoms naturally vanish.
Accessing this stored shock reveals the 3 components of Post Traumatic Stress, which must all be addressed in order to overcome this debilitating situation.
- The stored shock of the original event
- Heightened anxiety levels
- Formation of new core beliefs
The Shock of Traumatic Events
A traumatic event causes a traumatic shock to our system – emotionally, mentally, and physically. That is a natural consequence.
Typically however, people do not realize this fact, and rather than accepting it as a natural part of the event (to experience and then automatically finish with), people deliberately or unknowingly repress and store the shock within.
- Survivors need to take immediate action to keep themselves, their families, or companions safe, so they don’t have time to feel and deal with the emotional shock.
- Don’t want to let themselves feel the emotions because they do not know how to deal with emotions in general.
- Believe that it is weak to feel emotions.
- Do not realize that events naturally cause shock, therefore totally unaware that they have in fact undergone a horrific shock to their system.
- First responders and military personnel are deliberately trained to repress all emotional responses. This is essential to perform their duties.
Repressed emotional shocks are automatically sent to our subconscious memory storage. And while they may be beyond our conscious awareness, we still feel their implications as we do for all subconsciously stored content.
Self Test: Do you relive the memory of this traumatic event?
The Stress of Traumatic Events
In the case of traumatic events, our anxiety levels naturally rise, and dependent on the circumstances, may be required to remain at this heightened level for immediate survival.
This, plus our future responses to anxiety and fear, has the effect of raising our base anxiety/fear levels. Meaning that even when we are calm and at rest, our anxiety levels are way above their normal resting place prior to the traumatic event.
Self Test: Are your general anxiety levels greater than they were prior to the traumatic event, or do they seem to intensify more than they use to whenever you are triggered?
Conclusions after Traumatic Events
Dependent on the circumstances, you would have formed many conclusions following the traumatic event, ranging from “The world isn’t safe”, “Don’t trust men“, “If a hurricane comes our house will collapse”, to “I need to be in control and know everything that is happening to keep myself safe.”
These conclusions instantly became new core beliefs, or rules of life to live your life by from this day forward.
But, imagine living the physical consequences of believing that the world isn’t safe, or not trusting men ever again, and ask yourself “Do I really want to believe this?” Is this the reality I want to live?“
Self Test: What are some of the conclusions you reached after this traumatic experience?
How Greene’s Release Relieves Post Traumatic Stress
While the initial event and coping with its repercussions is very traumatic, healing it is a relatively straight forward process.
- Release the Stored Shock of the original event – Private Session or independent use of the Greene’s Release technique.
- Reduce Base Anxiety Levels – Heal Your Self includes the steps to reduce resting anxiety levels (personally recommended by psychologist).
- Alter Core Beliefs – Heal Your Self includes the Greene’s Release Technique instruction to access, delete and re-form of new set of core beliefs.
Heal Your Pain: Releasing the Emotions of Grief & Loss addresses this issue for those who have lost a loved one.
We are in the process of creating:
- Veterans Debrief – which will be a free service utilized by Vet to Vet.
- First Responders Debrief – Modified Veteran’s Debrief.
- First Responders Daily Debrief – A simple method to debrief and release each traumatic event as it occurs, and avoid build up.
- Mental Health Workbook – Specific steps for PTSD and other mental health issues.
If you’d like us to let you know when these services/workbook become available please email info[at]greenesrelease.com