Stephanie is certified to help people affected by trauma. PTSD trauma treatment methods are as follows.
- Energy healing modalities re-establish homoeostasis and treat nervous system hyper-arousal. Moments of past trauma are incited “energetically”, without adverse effects or reactions, and the space for steps of re-adaptation are held.
- Somatic Psychotheraputic work helps people affected with PTSD by informing the patient of the body to mind feedback systems. Clearing the clutter in a system with stress to access deeper levels of awareness and gain functioning one moment and sensation at a time.
- Self administered tools are taught that can be used anywhere anytime that decrease symptoms of PTSD.
- Receive Individualized Coaching
- Suicide prevention
- Immediate symptom relief
- Long-term symptom relief
- Severe symptoms relief
- Re-adaptive re-entry
- Relationship resolution and enhancement
Make sure to contact Stephanie for your appointment location in Salmon Arm, Kamloops or Kelowna. 778-319-9211
The first symptoms of trauma that develop, as explained by Peter A Levine in Waking the Tiger, are hyperarousal, constriction, dissociation (including denial), and feelings of helplessness (freeze response). Other symptoms, that stem from the trapped energy created by the above four ‘core’ symptoms. These may include:
- hypervigilance (being ‘on guard’ at all times)
- intrusive imagery or flashbacks
- extreme sensitivity to light and sound
- exaggerated emotional and startle responses
- nighmares and night terrors
- abrupt mood swings: e.g. rage reactions or temper tantrums, shame
- reduced ability to deal with stress (easily and frequently stressed out)
- difficulty sleeping
“Body sensations, rather than intense emotion, is the key to healing trauma. Be aware of any emotional reaction swelling up inside you, and be aware how your body is experiencing these emotions in the form of sensations and thoughts. If your emotions feel too intense, i.e., rage, terror, profound helplessness, etc., you need to enlist professional help.”
– Peter A Levine, p. 12, Waking the Tiger
“Because we are human, we are vulnerable to traumatization in a way that animals are not. They key to the exit from this seemingly unsolvable predicament lies in the characteristic that most clearly distinguishes us from animals – our ability to be consciously aware of our inner experience. When we are able […] to slow down and experience all the elements of sensation and feeling that accompany our traumatic patterns, allowing them to complete themselves before we move on, we begin to access and transform the drives and motivations that otherwise compel us to re-enact traumatic events. Conscious awareness accessed through the felt sense provides us with a gentle energetic discharge just as effective as that which the animal accesses through action. This is renegotiation.” – Peter A Levine, p. 187, Waking the Tiger
“The experience of the felt sense gives us a backdrop for reconnecting with the animal in ourselves. Knowing, feeling, and sensing focuses our attention where healing can begin. Nature has not forgotten us, we have forgotten it. A traumatized person’s nervous system is damaged; it is frozen in a kind of suspended animation. Rediscovering the felt sense will bring warmth and vitality to our experiences.” – p. 86, Peter A Levine in Waking the Tiger
“Resolving a traumatic reaction does much more than eliminate the likelihood of reactions emerging later in life. It fosters an ability to move through threatening situations with greater ease. It creates, in essence, a natural resilience to stress. A nervous system accustomed to moving into stress and then out of it is healthier than a nervous system burdened with an ongoing, if not accumulating, level of stress.”
– Peter A Levine, p. 254-255, Waking the Tiger