Release Traumas to Heal
One of the biggest factors involved in your daily stress process is the emotional baggage that you carry around, and possibly have been carrying around for many years. Almost all of us have been through some type of trauma, whether we consciously remember it or not. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and what may feel like trauma to me might not look like trauma to you from the outside. When you experience trauma, the emotions from that trauma can get “trapped” in your system and feel like a heavy “weight” that you now carry around. Psychologists have identified that certain emotions get trapped in certain organs and can cause those organs to physically be burdened. If we don’t process these traumas and trapped emotions, it can affect our daily stress process, put us in “survival mode”, thereby decreasing the size of your Detox Funnel. The Trauma Release Method allows you to identify, release, and reprocess your traumas so that you can decrease stress in your life and heal!
"When a patient is not progressing with naturopathic modalities, there are often trapped emotions
and traumas blocking the healing process. Once these traumas are
reprocessed and released, the patient's healing progress resumes."
-- Dr. Diane Angela Fong, ND
step 1: Identify the TRAUMA, TRIGGERS, & DEFENSE MECHANISMS
Imagine that you are a little child and you touch a hot stove that burns you. That traumatic event then creates a "trigger" in your subconscious that causes you to flinch every time you get near a hot stove. You might also create a "defense mechanism" that causes you to stay away from hot stoves and avoid cooking. These triggers and defense mechanisms can cause you to have emotions such as anxiety and fear, and increase your daily and overall stress. In Step 1, you will identify your trapped emotions, traumas, and defense mechanisms to prepare for the next steps. Identifying the most important traumas, rather than just talking about current problems, is key to getting to the root cause of mental and physical imbalance in your system.
step 2: BILATERAL STIMULATION
In Step 2, you will focus on a specific traumatic memory that you uncovered in Step 1. Then, you will put headphones on and your TRM Coach will play sounds that oscillate between your left and right ear, simulating the left and right sides of your brain. With this bilateral stimulation, your unconscious mind will start to process the trauma, make connections, and transform the painful response to the event. Unlike talk therapy, during bilateral stimulation, you are processing the information with your own accelerated intellectual and emotional processes, rather than your therapist’s interpretation of the event. The goal is to reformulate negative beliefs and relieve distress and negative arousal around traumas that have happened.
Step 3: REPROCESS
After the bilateral stimulation, you will discuss any memories, thoughts, or feelings that came up during your bilateral stimulation. You will work through the "library" of your subconscious mind to be able to reprocess the initial trauma. It’s like identifying what’s in the heavy piece of luggage you have been lugging around, dumping it out, cleaning it up, and then putting the baggage back without the heavy weights inside, so that it does not weigh you down anymore. The memory of the trauma will remain but it won’t elicit a “heavy” response anymore.
step 4: RELEASE
The last step in the technique is to mentally and physically release the trapped emotions so that you do not carry them around with you anymore. In order to release an emotion, oftentimes you will need to forgive someone in the process. This is usually the person who you have blamed as responsible for the trauma you have experienced. This could be someone else or it could even be yourself. You will work through forgiving this person and then use bodywork and breath techniques to release the emotion from your body.
who can benefit from TRM
TRM is an amazing technique because it is really self-therapy lead by a coach. Almost everyone is carrying around traumas and trapped emotions that can be identified, reprocessed, and released. If you experience increased stress or mental health issues or if you are having a hard time healing physical symptoms, it is possible that you are holding on to emotions and traumas that need to be released. If you are already seeing a therapist, it can be helpful to use this method alongside traditional talk therapy methods to help focus your work with your therapist.
developed by dr. fong
I developed the Trauma Release Method out of necessity in supporting my chronic disease patients. I kept hitting a wall with some patients, where they would stop progressing in their healing process. I found that this wall was often due to stress and buried traumas causing my patients to constantly be in "fight-or-flight" mode. When a person is in this stressed-out state, his or her body will shut down all the normal processes that help the body to heal. After experiencing therapies such as Emotional Freedom Technique, Emotion Code, EMDR, I started to utilize elements of these techniques with my patients. My resulting approach (utilizing components of these techniques along with my own trial-and-error) became so effective in supporting my patients that I decided to give it a name - the Trauma Release Method. Once you learn this method in your visit with your TRM coach, you will be able to utilize the four steps on your own so that you will have the tools needed to release new traumas that may occur in your life. This method has been life-changing for myself and my patients; I am so excited to share it with you, and support you in your journey to Cleanbody health!