Responding to a follower, how monumental is our task?

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Part of a response from a follower: “Almost all of the traumatic thoughts are hardwired to the nerves that it is almost beyond control.”

Consciously, it is almost beyond our control, our trauma is stored in the Amygdala on the right side of the brain. No access consciously to this side of our mind.

Mindfulness/Meditation reaches our right hemisphere.

This is the reason Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was combined with meditation/mindfulness.

The path to healing does not have to be a monumental struggle.

Those hard wired traumatic thoughts can be integrated, one at a time, using ten, slow, focused breaths.

I have helped people, triggered and ready to avoid, use their focus practice to integrate their trauma.

If we can stay present, focused on the breath intently, for ten breaths, our nervous system will calm.

These ten slow, focused breaths, activate our parasympathetic nervous system. Like applying the brakes at a stop light.

Cortisol dissipates in two ways, aerobic exercise and meditation.

Using this technique, our nervous system calms, our symptoms and fears start to recede.

In time our nervous system will calm and not react to these triggers.

Make friends with your nervous system and half the battle is accomplished.

When I finally had success staying present, focused when triggers exploded, life changed.

I had found something more powerful than my trauma.

With this new found power, I hunted down my triggers.

I would visit places where I was triggered, situation and people.

Now I became the hunter.

Become the hunter, master ten, focused, slow breaths.

Remember we are trying to describe an action with words, an action in a place where no words exist.

You have to sit and experience what I am describing.

It seems mundane and weak on the surface but holds our greatest power.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by isidrobuquiron7876 on June 16, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you…your message is certainly much appreciated. I just
    started to have a glimpse of the wisdom of these words. Indeed, resistance is futile.

  2. You can improve a lot more quickly than you think.

    If you are open to a zoom meeting, I can walk you through the process

    I can help you feel safe and secure when we focus

  3. Posted by isidrobuquiron7876 on June 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    it sounds good and please advise when you are available. Thanks again.

  4. Posted by isidrobuquiron7876 on June 16, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    not really, but will find a way and will give you a head-up by e-mail. Thank you, it’s much appreciated.

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