WHAT IS TRAUMA RELEASE THERAPY?
BRTT - Body Remembers Trauma Therapie
If you can't fight and flee, you'll get frozen.
Trauma can happen when we want to fight or flee but have nowhere to go. Then we go into paralysis, our nervous system becomes overwhelmed and we cannot complete our bodily instincts. The revolutionary old reactions of our reptilian brain become active. Apparently this disrupts integration in the brain.
Our body as an entrance to trauma processing: recovery of natural resilience
Trauma primarily affects our bodies, not our minds. That is why talking about our trauma hardly helps and we have to use our body experience to process trauma. Fortunately, Biodanamic and Core Tension Therapy also show how accessible the natural resilience of our body is and how we can regain the experience of safety in our body.
TRAUMA TREATMENT WITH TRAUMA RELEASE THERAPY
Trauma Release is a body-oriented process to naturally release tension. It is about letting go of daily stress as well as deep, chronic tension. With certain exercises you help to remember your natural mechanism to release these tensions and return the body to its original calm, relaxed and balanced state of being.
WHAT IS TENSION?
Tension (stress) is often labeled as negative, while tension is often necessary. Think, for example, of reflexes such as fight, flight or freeze. They increase our chances of survival. Once in safety, that survival tension is no longer necessary and can be released. The body then returns to a relaxed state of being. In the animal kingdom this can be seen in, for example, birds that shake out their wings or dogs and horses that vibrate in their flanks.
People also have such a discharge mechanism, but no longer recognize it as such. Muscle twitching is seen as odd or associated with showing weakness and/or fear; trembling with fear or anger, trembling legs with fright or trembling after strenuous exercise.
Instead of allowing the discharge, we continue to carry tension with us unnoticed and even build it up. This can lead to chronic tension, where the body and mind remain in a state of alert. Sometimes that can lead to trauma.
• Trauma healing
• Resolving burnout symptoms, depression
• excessive fatigue
• Migraine relief
• Reducing back, neck and shoulder complaints
• Get a better night's sleep
• More resilience
• Reducing (work) stress, less excitement and conflicts (also relational)
• Reduction of worry
• Getting more (night) rest, better sleep
• Releasing and liberating oppressive emotions and events
• Reducing and remedying fears and phobias
• Relaxing the pelvic floor
• Increase libido
• Decreased symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
• Breathe easier
• Less worry and panic
• More energy and stamina
• Less retained tension in the body, resulting in a freer feeling
• Increased flexibility
• Reduction of symptoms from (vicarious) trauma
• Less emotional
• Reduced fear of serious illness
• Relief of chronic conditions
“If you think your life should be different, you have to be willing to do something about it.” Sometimes you just have to dare a free fall…. to find out that you can fly!!