Trauma Release – The EMPR Method
Is Your Gut Expressing Your Trauma?
The reason that so many people’s gut issues can take an age to resolve is simply that they’re putting their focus in the wrong place. Often, as soon as we have any kind of problem with our digestion, we question our diets and what we are eating in the hope of identifying the potential triggers to the problem so that we can eliminate them.
That’s okay and it will work for some folks, but it is often bypassing the real reason and can lead us, not just down a rabbit hole, but into the middle of a massive warren with no map out of there!
I know, trauma can sound like a big scary word, but stay with me a while and let me debunk that for you. The meaning of the word “trauma,” in its Greek origin, is “wound.” Whether we realise it or not, it is our woundedness, and how we learn to cope with it, that dictates a lot of our behaviour. Trauma shapes our beliefs, our values and identities, influences our social habits, and informs our ways of thinking about ourselves, our relationships and the world.
Unresolved issues from our past affect our nervous systems and natural expression, because our bodies are literally “holding” the memory of the event as if it is still happening – like keeping it alive in the present. As the gut is governed by these nervous systems, over time we see these masked traumas showing up as digestive problems like IBS and constipation, and mental health challenges like depression and anxiety.
So What Can We Do About It?
Essentially, we need to clear the memories and the identities associated with the experience. This can feel scary to a person who hasn’t faced it before. Many think it’ll be liking opening a can of worms, and spend years labouring under the illusion that they will be better off keeping the lid on them, but that isn’t true. If you safely take the lid off, you’ll find the worms just wiggle away, and you are unburdened and free again, in ways you can’t actually comprehend right now from your trauma identity.
I have recently qualified as an EMPR Practitioner. This is a revolutionary new method of dealing with trauma efficiently and effectively, without having to spend hours trawling through stories which often don’t result in effective change for the client.
The EMPR Method is not a counselling therapy, but a full integration technique and an elegantly simple way that helps to rapidly release trauma, harnessing the intrinsic power of the individual to allow healing both in the mind and the body. It transcends conventional therapies by meticulously unravelling the threads of past traumas and biases embedded in our memories.
In our sessions, we observe how your emotions, patterns and memories translate into behaviours, decisions and choices, and how your life is subconsciously or consciously guided by those emotions, identities, memories and patterns. We can also understand the impact this has on your body and your external environment including personal life, work places and communities.
EMPR uses a combination of ancient practices and wisdom, and the latest in neuroscience, linguistics and philosophy, to focus on rebuilding the client’s world by reassessing and determining new values and memories founded on their true identity, not their trauma identity.
Making a Booking
Some challenges can be resolved very swiftly and for others there is a process. It is my recommendation that six sessions are booked as a block which will be completed at the frequency of one session per week, for six weeks, but we would assess as we progress. A typical session time is around 40 minutes, but this may be adjusted depending upon the session and the client’s needs.
Sessions are carried out using Zoom. Please ensure you can create the space for yourself where you are warm and comfortable, and not likely to be disturbed by anyone.
We begin with a discovery call which will take around 30 minutes. In this call we will explore your needs and ensure we can work together effectively. There is a cost of £30 for this session, which will be taken off your block booking should you proceed, or refunded should you decline. You literally have nothing to lose.
Cost for six sessions (6 x 40 mins approx) £300