Trauma overload is a fact of modern life. We accumulate different types of trauma for different reasons. For example, a very tough and demanding work deadline that requires us to work long hours under intense pressure may result in cognitive trauma being stored – the part of the brain that is responsible for your ability to be skilled at a particular kind of work may go into protective mode if it feels threatened by the level of stress it experiences. This protective mode will make it more difficult to function well cognitively and so we will need to put in longer hours to produce the same results.
So the outcome of stress overload can often lead to a downward spiral, and the brain stores trauma at an increasing rate which then increases the severity of the resulting symptom.
This scenario can be true for the various types of trauma: cognitive, emotional, physical.
Some types of trauma can cause faulty feedback loops in the brain – where the trauma patterns cause the brain to interpret normal life events as dangerous, and the overreaction pattern can be detrimental to both the person and the society around him. One example is of person who has been the victim of a car hijacking. For some time after the traumatic event, any time a person walks down the side of the car – for example the petrol attendant, the traumatised person may experience panic as their brain makes a faulty link between the preceding hijack and the innocent passing pedestrian.
The Brainwave Optimization® process is one of allowing the brain to release stored trauma, to relax and recover and become efficient and functional again. Have you thought about what your life would be like if you WEREN”T carrying around a whole lifetime of stored trauma?