Dragon Fly

The other day I went to the Dr. with my husband. The doctor and my husband got on the conversation of why Viet Naum Vets couldn’t let go of the trauma of what they saw in the war. The Doctor noted she saw traumatic things every day and she just let it go. Her advice to my husband was to just put Viet Naum in the past. I was dumbfounded that a woman with hundreds of thousands of dollars of education had such a narrow understanding of PTSD.

Letting go of a trauma takes grieving and you can most of the time process through it. Other times when it is coupled with physical threat or harm to your body, especially if that harm comes out of nowhere, the trauma becomes stuck in your subconscious mind and physical body. When trauma becomes embedded in the subconscious our body betrays us with specific triggers and often responds to what it perceives as a threat to itself.

When the good doctor sees all kinds of trauma, she can move beyond it and forget it because those traumas are not coupled with physical threat to her in any way which allows trauma become imbedded in the subconscious mind.

One of the primary defining elements to whether a person can just forget a trauma or “will it away,” is the physical threat part.

To effectively release trauma it must be dealt with on the subconscious level in some manner. In one small moment the trauma can be let go so you can move on to the place where you can “just forget” and live for today like the Dr. says. Not letting go of PTSD traumas is not a result of faulty thinking. It is a result of embedded emotions both subconsciously and physically. Spontaneous release of trauma can often come while experiencing massage, hypnosis, yoga, breath – work and such.


Love & Light,   Sharron Magyar

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