Stress and Trauma

Stress and trauma creates all kinds of negative physical, mental, and emotional side-effects. Research indicates that stress plays a part in up to 75% to 90% of human diseases, and that there are approximately 5 million deaths worldwide each year attributed to mood and anxiety disorders. Numbers like that are staggering!

Stress weighs heavy on us all

Stress and trauma are a part of life in every generation. The details may differ but the effects are the same. The Covid-19 pandemic brought forward a tidal wave of awareness regarding mental health and well-being. Avoidance in dealing with stress and trauma is NOT a solution. If the energy of the issues isn't dealt with and cleared, there's an increased probability of substance use disorders such as alcoholism.  

Adverse Childhood Experiences & PTSD

No matter what age you are, traumatic experiences can leave a lasting impact on your life. Studies have shown that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, can lead to chronic or toxic stress and have a range of adverse immediate and long-term effects.

This is because when faced with a perceived threat, the body goes into a fight-or-flight response, and if the threat persists, the body can't come back into balance. This constant activation of the limbic system and brain stem ends up creating negative habits and patterns.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common consequence of ACEs, in which memories of similar experiences are stored together in the brain and recalled when faced with similar situations, leading to exaggerated reactions and emotions. This cycle can cause profound physical, mental, and emotional issues with no conscious control.

Sadness due to childhood abuse and trauma

Generational Trauma

Generational trauma, also known as intergenerational or transgenerational trauma, is a cycle of trauma that passes through families. The original trauma may happen through biological factors, environmental influences, psychological elements, and social circumstances. 

Generational Trauma can be inherited

There's research indicating that generational trauma can even start in utero, where the unborn child is repeatedly exposed to high levels of stress hormones and chemicals that impact future development. Whatever the source, trauma survivors can create all kinds of dysfunctional coping mechanisms or survival skills. Broken patterns of thought and behavior create all types of violence, that's transmitted to others.

At Agape Therapeutic Health Services we work together, releasing the imbalances coming from your personal and/or generational traumas. Over time, the negative habits and patterns fall away, creating freedom from the debilitating effects of your memories and stories. 

Outcomes and What to Expect

Outcomes from energy medicine and intuitive bodywork sessions range on a spectrum from subtle to profound. Each person is unique with varied life experiences, so the pace of healing is not exact or predictable.

It is like dropping a pebble into a pond, the waves ripple out from the center point over the whole surface of the pond. Releasing imbalances creates ripples of healing throughout your physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies.

healing ripples moving through

In a session, we focus on releasing the imbalances that are underlying or creating an issue. After the session, you can expect two things:

  • An ‘integrative healing period’ or a ‘physiological processing’ which usually lasts from 1 to 3 days. Less than 20% of the time, there are processing symptoms such as minor emotional irritability or a little fatigue. Occasionally, some people experience more uncomfortable symptoms such as headache or nausea. You can make the processing period easier by getting extra sleep, drinking a lot of pure water, avoiding stressful situations, and practicing your regular self-care routine.
  • Awareness of the habits associated with what we released. Coping mechanisms or survival skills are learned habits that run on autopilot. Our unhealthy habits can be unlearned and replaced with healthy ones. Some clients may feel subtle or dramatic changes right away, while others may need more release work before noticeable unwinding from unhealthy habits takes place. For greater insight, check out this article from James Clear.

 The Body Code™ System, which includes the Emotion Code™, as well as PSYCH-K® are forms of energy medicine that utilize muscle testing to identify and release imbalances and/or limiting beliefs. Above all, it's critical to emphasize that these energy medicine modalities complement conventional medicine to improve overall health and well-being.