Trauma as Survival and Coping Strategy to Suppress Strong Negative or Overwhelming Emotions

· breathing, Health, medicine
Authors

Dr Artour Rakhimov

For people that have experienced trauma, the event and its related emotions can linger in the background of our minds. NDT master trainer Lynn and Dr. Artour Rakhimov a level 2 NDT trainer delve deeper into this topic. Can trauma have some kind of survival value? Why do we suppress in our memories such events? Do our coping strategies really help us to live or just survive?

It was discovered that humans evolved from chimpanzees and according to evolution they are our closest relatives among the animals. A long time ago in our evolution, was it possible that trauma was useful for our survival? What Dr. Artour Rakhimov means is that people can not continue to dwell on their past negative events. Rather than dwelling on it they hide trauma in the deeper parts of their brain. Yet, those emotions from these events still prop up.

As Lynn answers, this burial of emotions tends to happen if there has not been a really safe and professional way to deal with trauma soon after it happens. Then in order to move on the emotions get buried because they are too painful to keep on the table or in the present moment. The trauma can be painful and overwhelming. It is actually easier to forget about it. Then we tend to forget that we forget. It is a catch 22. Then we talk to a counsellor or therapist of some kind to help us. It can help in some ways to get perspective.

Yet, the real challenge is how much can we take from the wisdom and advice of others and actually begin to live it. This key point is the biggest hurdle for people that have gone through some kind of trauma. It is how to fully walk and live through the cells of our being. That which we know.

More details about this topic of emotions due to trauma and our coping with trauma and survival: “Suppressing Emotional Trauma Has Survival Value: Coping”
https://www.normalbreathing.com/ndt/1-trauma-emotions-survival-value.php .

Having past traumas leads to emotional stress and increased ventilatory drive or a natural desire to breathe more 24/7. This overbreathing becomes habitual and causes physiological problems based on numerous negative effects of hyperventilation including reduced oxygen levels in tissues of the brain and other body cells. Thus, trauma and negative emotions contribute to development of chronic diseases.

The title of this video series is “Trauma Release with Forgiveness Using NDT (New Decision Therapy): Energy Healing Technique”. This video is from Part 1. General NDT Questions (Part 1) – New Decision Therapy: Forgiveness Body Energy Technique – Interview with Lynn Himmelman, NDT Master Trainer.

Dr. Artour Rakhimov interviewed Lynn Himmelman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lynn Himmelman, B.Sc., B. Mus.
NDT Certified Master Practitioner
NDT Master Trainer & Certifier of NDT Practitioners
Kantillation Practitioner and Trainer
Laughter Yoga Teacher and Trainer
http://livingforgiveness.com/

The YouTube URL of this video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImhOqPnDsVU . Thanks for watching!

This YouTube description was partially created with participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).

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