Rapid Emotional Stress
Do you suffer from:
You may be in SHOCK!
Find out if you are and how to relieve it
SHOCK is defined as "A generally temporary state of massive physiological reaction to severe physical or emotional trauma, usually characterized by marked loss of blood pressure and depression of vital processes." It is the body's massive reaction to severe physical or emotional trauma that is usually unexpected and the survivor is not prepared to deal with it. Prolonged stress can cause it. The degree of shock felt depends on the survivor's interpretation of the trauma. What's shocking to you may not be to another person.
According to William Emerson, PhD, 65% of Americans are operating in varying degrees of shock of which most are unaware. It is a part of modern life. We live in a physical world that is full of distress and dangers: potential injuries, traffic jams, terrorism, diseases, deadlines, work, disasters, violence, food hazards, accidents, medical procedures, loss, and war.
Shock can be generated by something as simple as being yelled at, taking a test, bad news, a frightening movie, or a personal rejection to severe injury, electrical, danger, or an accident. There is also the collective shock of society as felt in economic trials, war, assassinations and The World Trade Center disaster.
When the Sympathetic speeds up, the parasympathetic calms down.
Understanding and resolving shock is the missing link to overall healing and empowerment today.
Trauma is viewed in medicine as a serious injury to the body as from violence or an accident. Psychology sees it as an emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the emotional development of a person, often leading to neurosis. Trauma is part of a natural physiological process (a reaction to a threat) that simply has not been allowed to be completed.
Trauma will continue to be re-enacted until it is resolved.
There are three emotional and biological responses to trauma:
FIGHT---- FLEE---- FREEZE
When you felt threatened as a child from something you saw, being yelled at or teased by other kids, how did you usually react? Chances are that you're still reacting that way as an adult because that is the pattern of response set up in you. When you have a confrontation do you usually try to flee or avoid it ("I've got to get out of here!"); fight back ("Don't talk to me that way you SOB!"); or freeze in helplessness ("I don't know what do or say."). What kind of patterns and experiences do you keep repeating in your life even through they don't seem to benefit you? What is unresolved from your past and how is it still influencing you? When do you feel the most helpless, angry, agitated, confused, sad, etc.?
See how shock and mind patterns may cause disease.
What is the difference between shock and trauma?
Trauma is often worked on without addressing the underlying shock which is vital as the two tend to go hand and hand. This explains why people can spend years in therapy and feel like they are not significantly progressing, but rather mainly coping with their problems. Carla is thankful that she can help to quickly bring people out of shock via the alignment which can sometimes be a life-changing event in itself as it helps the recipients to feel more clear-headed, lighter, more grounded, and better able to heal their physical (injury) and emotional (abuse) trauma.
How people deal with
Shock and Trauma
DISASSOCIATION: Leaving the body is a natural response to a critical situation. It is similar to the freezing response, blocking the energy that could be discharged by the fight or flight actions. Going into a trance state and detaching from oneís surroundings can be comforting and reduce anxiety, pain, fear, and shame. But it must be continually reinforced and does not help to strengthen us in physical reality.
DISTRACTIONS develop and are used as a way to divert out attention away from difficult emotions, and stabilize or suppress symptoms of trauma. The pleasure helps to relieve shock.
Types of Distractions:
Fast distractions: (SNS) will give you a shaky sense of power but end up controlling you. Stimulants, caffeine, cocaine, shopping, risk taking, sugar, rage, speeding, overexercize, "Reality TV," video games, sex, stealing, gambling, excessive work, pornography, amphetamines.
Slow distractions:(PNS) aid in disrupting the flow of difficult emotions. Depressants, excessive TV, pain, day-dreaming, alcohol, heroin, tobacco, marijuana, overeating, compulsions, lengthy meditative practices.
DRUGS can help to calm us, but they donít help us get to the underlying emotional instability, disturbance or shock, which can usually be traced back to a specific trauma. Getting a quick fix like drugs, doesnít teach us about how to use our emotions and doesnít empower us in a positive way.
(See CARE for further info about cravings.)
OR you can:
* Develop your feeling sense to become more aware of what triggers your experience of emotional shock or discomfort.
* Pay attention to how often you freeze, fight or try to flee (what you avoid).
* Seek the help of a therapist, particularly one who is body-centered.
* Slow down, relax more, and resist the need to be perfect. * Remember that illness is an attempt by the organism to restabilize itself.
* Focus on how you want to feel, not what you donít want to feel. Notice your discomfort or what irritates you and then become centered on the positive.
The Central Inner Alignment is a unique and powerful process that uses energy to gently align the spine, relax muscle tension in minutes, and rapidly relieve pain (in person or over the phone). It enables people to feel balanced, joyful, connected to their Inner Source, and promotes self-healing. Most important, it helps to quickly relieve SHOCK by elevating the consciousness up from the lower brain stem (survival mode) to the higher human and spiritual brain (neo-cortex).
The E.A.S.E. Method
(to process your emotions)
The next time you find yourself in an emotional state of being angry, sad, or scared, remember the EASE method and these four simple steps to walk yourself through the feeling and into a better state of mind.
There are four basic emotions: glad, mad, sad, and scared.
E-- Experience your emotions and the situation completely.
A-- Accept your feelings or mental state. Take responsibility.
S-- Select your options-- the emotions and thoughts you want to create & feel.
E-- Envision and energize to get what you want. Take action.
How to use the EASE method:
1. Experience your emotions and the situation completely: Feel
Be in the moment. What are you trying to change or donít want?
Begin to feel what you have been denying and resisting.
Do stream of consciousness writing to access your subsconscious.
Be in your body and ask what it is feeling. Use your all of your senses.
Fully experience your emotions for one minute. Feel the energy.
Use the Inner-Self Talk, The Pocket Guidebook to help identify the
emotions you are feeling. The first emotion, such as sadness, may
not be the dominant emotion. Usually the second or third one is closer
to the truth. Ask what is beneath the sadness or where it stems from.
Is it coming from fear? Then ask what are you afraid of?.... loneliness,
of being alone or rejected." Feeling "unwanted" which may be your core
' mind pattern. Are you in SHOCK? Remember: THERE ARE NO BAD EMOTIONS!
**Note: the Inner-Self Talk books is currently unavailable.
2. Accept your feelings or mental state: Welcome
Concentrate on your solar plexus-- the feeling place.
Donít judge what you are feeling. Is there an emotional shock?
Ask how your emotions feel about this. Talk to yourself.
Stop fighting and trying to fix or change you or someone else.
Do something physical-- make a sound, shake, cry, rant, etc.
Look for something that gives you pleasure-- what you want.
3. Select your options: Decide What emotions and thoughts
do you want to create? What do you want? Why do you want it?
What is your true intention? Itís a combo of expecting and want.
Express your emotions, ask your mind how it feels.
Raise your energy vibration that youíll attract a higher good.
Choose what you want to feel. Use the Inner-Self Talk guide.
4. Envision and energize: Take action
Visualize and feel yourself getting and doing what you want.
Hold the vision and infuse it with energy. Feel the warm buzz.
Find something positive and be grateful. List 5 things youíre thankful for.
Ask your spirit how it feels. Is this desire good for you?
Expect to get what you want. Stay out of the way and allow it to manifest.
If it doesnít come, youíre in a "I donít want" mode.
Follow your intuition. Listen, watch, and heed your hunches.
Keep the energy flowing. The greater your excitement, the more ardent
your passion, the faster your manifestation.
Passion is creation. Feel your power. Keep the energy flowing!
The most difficult part of using this simple but powerful EASE Method is remembering to apply it to deal with the emotion and situation immediately. It can prevent you from going into shock and keep new emotional blockages from forming in your body.
You donít have to ignore your feelings and "stuff" them anymore. You donít need other people telling you what to feel, how to act or to define the problem. You now have a way to quickly and EASEily process your emotions and thoughts.
Now you can become your own therapist!
Remember: Experience, Accept, Select, and Envision!
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Easily stressed out
Chronic fatigue or pain
Sharp mood swings
High blood pressure
Autonomic Nervious System
The bodyís response to shock:
Fight, Flight, Action
Rest, Relaxtion, Digestion
Like a raging fire.
Heart rate quickens.
Blood pressure goes up
Breathing becomes rapid
Increase in fat, cholesterol & sugar
Like a frozen body of water
Resembles depression (chronic PHS)
Slower heart rate
Relaxed, deeper breathing
Lower blood pressure