When we experience Trauma in our life, it’s like shocking our nervous system. Whether its a little jolt or a lightning bolt, it has an impact on our health – mentally, physically and spiritually. Over time, if we are not able to release these traumas they can stay stuck in the body. This can have a huge impact of the quality of our life as well as the excess weight we carry.
The majority of my clients come to me for Weight Loss, Anxiety, Stress and Intuitive Healing. While we always begin in the scientific world by assessing your brain health, the foods you eat, etc…we also look at what is going on in your life plate, because your life and your health are directly related.
Let me share a story of one of my clients…we will call her Rose.
Rose came to me with approx 75 pounds to lose. She had tried every diet you could think of and nothing was working. She was in her mid-40’s, had a high end corporate job and found that no matter what she tried, she could not lose weight. In fact even when she followed a diet ‘perfectly’ she would lose initially and then plateau or worse yet find herself gaining AGAIN!
Frustrated and willing to try anything, (sound familiar) she came to me and decided to give my method a try, including breaking the addiction to ‘dieting’. She was simply desperate to feel good in her clothes, feel attractive and desired to catch her partner’s eye like she had 10 years earlier.
As we started working together, what we uncovered was Rose had been raised in an abusive household, alcoholism, sexual abuse by an uncle at an early age and more. Her mother never believed her, which left her withdrawing and spending all her time studying to become a woman with power and to get out from under all that she had experienced. She also found a great deal of comfort in food. She would hide the amount of food she was eating and had continued that practice to adulthood.
When horrific things happen to us and our languaging skills have not yet fully developed our ability to take care of ourselves is limited. What choice does a child have but to internalize that they are flawed, that they are not enough, that something is wrong with them, that they are less than desirable? The list goes on.
While we all respond differently to events in our life, whether we have suffered like Rose with a Big ‘T’ Trauma or perhaps what one might consider a small ‘t’ trauma. When it comes to the health of our life and body, the only thing that matters is healing and resolving this through the beautiful power of love and connectedness.
As Rose and I worked together (along with my other clients) we used many techniques to bring healing to the trauma’s in her past. While it is often the ‘Road Less Traveled’, it is the one sure way to bring congruence to the mind, the body, the heart and the soul. This results in relationship changes, weight loss and stress reduction to name a few.
How do you know if you have trauma stuck in your body? Let me ask you this…is there something that happened in your past and though you believe have ‘made peace with it’, it comes up and plays itself out over and over? Do you ‘numb’ yourself with food, alcohol, drugs, exercise, etc? Where there is numbing, there is trauma (T/t) and stress.
It’s a well known fact that stress causes dis-ease in the body. It’s also known that trauma has the same effect on your health. What’s a person to do?
- Begin with listening to your self talk. If you speak to yourself in a manner you wouldn’t allow anyone else to speak to you, start to tell yourself the truth. The conscious mind (or ego) will argue with itself and even believe a lie. It’s up to the heart and soul to speak the truth, the knowing of who you are that you were born with.
- When you overeat (or under eat) pause and FEEL your feelings. Are you insulating? Are you giving yourself and the child in you the only ‘reward’ you know how to give? Use the acronym HALT – Hungry, Angry (or Emotional), Lonely, Tired. Take care of what you really need. If you are hungry choose foods that will nourish your body. It doesn’t mean you can’t ever eat ‘forbidden’ foods either by the way. If you are tired, take a rest, emotional…sit with your emotions, bringing peace to yourself.
- Discover your ‘Brain-type’ so you can nourish the brain naturally. When you brain is working right, it is much easier to make the choices you want to make and stay on the healing, less-stress, weight loss path.
Last but not least, hire a Coach. I would love to offer you a FREE coaching session! You can receive some coaching tips for your life and we can determine if we are a good fit to move forward either privately or in a group format.
**Rose lost 74 pounds, but as she says “I lost so much more than physical weight, I left behind the fear and pain of my past. I let go of the lies and gained my life!”