What You Need To Know About Trauma with Dr. Irene Cop
IN THIS EPISODE:
The Impact of Trauma
Trauma can manifest in various ways, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, increased infections, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues. It’s essential to recognize the hidden factor of trauma’s impact on health to better understand our clients, their background, and even their willingness to follow your recommendations.
Understanding Trauma History
To effectively address trauma, it’s important to ask not only about a person’s past but also about their family history and potential emotional traumas experienced by family members. Exploring family constellations, a process that examines how family dynamics and history affect individuals, can be valuable in understanding the energetics of trauma.
Trauma Healing Techniques
When working with clients who have experienced trauma, consider the impact of meditation and mindfulness. In some cases, meditation may not be suitable for individuals in survival mode. Instead, you can use structured techniques to help clients shift from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state, such as counting breaths, active meditation, or physical actions that create positive emotions. These techniques help regulate the nervous system and promote healing.
There is a significance of recognizing and addressing unrecognized traumas. Many individuals may not realize the extent of the trauma they’ve experienced until they reflect upon it and consider how it has affected them and how it manifests in their health later on in life.
Trauma experienced by previous generations can affect the genetic expression of subsequent generations. Research studies show that trauma can modify the expression of DNA, affecting an individual’s predisposition to stress and disease. This underscores the importance of recognizing the intergenerational and cultural impact of trauma to better understand and help clients.
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