What is childhood abuse?
Childhood abuse is generally grouped into three categories, however they can overlap:
Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse and Sexual Abuse.
Research shows that all three types of abuse can have serious consequences and the individual may experience difficulties throughout adulthood as a result.
How is Trauma Encoded?
When we experience a threat to life or safety, or we feel trapped, unable to escape or vulnerable in a situation, we can encode a trauma. How we interpret internally what is happening (our subjective emotional experience), the perceived inescapability, the event itself, what this means to us and the change to the landscape of our brain, determines the level of traumatisation.
Consequences of Childhood Trauma
The consequences of childhood abuse have a profound effect on the individual’s life and how they develop as a person into adulthood and throughout.
It’s not uncommon for someone to experience any of the following effects (psychological and emotional) after traumatisation:
- Guilt / Shame / Self-Blame
- Shock / Anger / Mood swings
- Anxiety / Fear / Hopelessness / Confusion
- Feeling Lost / Abandonment / Numbness / Denial
Physical effects of trauma may be:
- Flash backs / nightmares / unable to sleep (insomnia)
- Somantic pains / muscle tension
- Easily started / jumpy / on edge
A New Way of Healing Trauma
Up until recently, clearing trauma would have taken years of counselling and therapy, and for many, talking about what happened would further reinforce the trauma creating an ongoing cycle of distress.
However, thanks to US Neuroscientist, Dr Ronald Ruden, there is an alternative. Dr Ruden has spent more than a decade researching and developing a scientific yet gentle approach to healing emotional trauma so that not only can the individual heal faster but the emotional attachment is permanently removed, releasing the individual from daily emotional distressing memories. This approach also allows the individual to work ‘content free’ if they prefer, meaning there’s no lengthy talking in detail about what they experienced.
This new way is called The Havening Techniques and has the potential to make a real difference to people’s lifes.
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What Happens After The Trauma Has Been Emotionally Detached?
After you have experienced ‘Havening’, your trauma or distressing memory will no longer be there or no longer be emotional. Instead it will seem a distant thing in the past, fuzzy, blurry or further away so that you feel detached, safe, calmer, more in control and happier, and you will never be able to feel the same distress about that memory, experience or feeling ever again as the biological structure of the brain has been permanently altered.
Ready To Experience The Havening Technique?
If you would like to see either of us for a Havening session (depending on what the issue is, this can vary from 60 minutes to 2 hours), call us, email us or enter your details on this page and we’ll arrange to see you as soon as we can so that you can start to live your life better.