TRAUMA IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX OF ALL PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES – HOWEVER DR ALEX HAS DEVELOPED A BRAND NEW WAY FOR ‘TRIAGING’ (‘DIAGNOSING’) YOUR TRAUMA, AND *RESOLVING IT. USUALLY VERY QUICKLY.
Given the hugeness of this subject, and the degree to which we have something different to offer here, we also talk about trauma in the separate category of ‘Psychological Issues Requiring a Systematic Structural Approach For RESOLUTION’.
TRAUMA IS PERSONAL:
While trauma can affect anyone and is extremely common, the way it ‘exists’, the extent and ‘relevance’ of it to your daily life, and the effects that it has as a consequence, are always individual and deeply personal.
TRAUMA REQUIRES RESOLUTION:
Any decent psychotherapist can work with you to examine all that with their support – and ‘come to terms’ with it, or ‘manage’ it, in a process which usually requires many sessions, and ongoing focus and vast energy.
However the far better approach is to actually RESOLVE it. And very few psychotherapists can do that, or do that with finesse.
TREATMENT OF TRAUMA:
Resolving trauma defies most treatment approaches. This is partly because most psychotherapists do not understand the neuroscience and psycho-neurology of trauma; indeed most psychotherapists do not even study psychology.
Trauma codings are neurologically completely different from other neuro-psychological ‘codings’. Then beyond that, the exact way a trauma is coded depends on many factors, which affect the way that it can be treated and resolved.
MANY FACTORS AFFECT HOW TRAUMA IS CODED:
It matters what was involved, or who (near death? violation and infringement? other people?), what emotions were involved and the intensity of them (and how often those emotions feature in other aspects of your ‘normal daily life’), whether that information is accessible to you, and whether how it is encoded affects how you see yourself as a individual, or is at odds with it (for example, as a good person, or a smart person, a broken person…).
The context also matters – both now and with regards to the backdrop of how things were for you right then. The time it took to encode it is pivotally important – and the frequency / level of exposure, your vulnerability at the time, and now, especially if involving multiple events. Was this once? sudden? repetitive? the same each time or vastly unpredictable? Did you develop a tolerance? Did you reach a threshold?
Were you morally compromised (eg by an act against you, or your own actions eg in a theatre of war)? Were you caught completely unawares (eg a car accident) or had you in any way predicted such an event could happen?
Did the trauma involve risks or threats to other people; and who were they to you? For example, trauma can involve ‘locked-in’ facets of fear for other individuals – thereby creating an ongoing or intermittent ‘externally-focused element’ which may affect your behaviour, and relationships, and transactions, in complex and multi-faceted ways. Similarly, ‘what happened’ may affect your ‘world’ on account of whatever else had gone on outside of you at that time (eg if the trauma was encoded in a ‘survival’ environment, or in conjunction with coincident external hardship, or an insecure environment…) – or critically changed ‘how things are’ ‘beyond you’ ever since.
In Dr Alex’s hands, all these factors are taken into account when she works out how to help your resolve it. We are unaware of other therapists who have a whole system of trauma resolution that is deliberately structured according to these key nuances.
THE SNOWBALLING EFFECT:
Trauma is complex in itself, but then many other issues can ‘coalesce’ around the trauma, psychologically-speaking, such that there is a snowballing effect of patient pathways related to the compensations, reactions, inactions, and consequences, etched into and around the trauma coding, as you try and work around the trauma and the effects of the trauma itself.
DETECTING THE TRAUMA:
Even knowing that trauma codings ‘are there’ requires specialist expertise. Some trauma follows a gargantuan event / extreme situation and is therefore suspected or readily known, especially if associated with relevant symptoms.
However the way the brain creates trauma codings as ‘ringfenced entities’, is a mechanism that it may deploy in widely varied circumstances, and it’s not always clear without specialist help, that the issues affecting you exist in ‘trauma format’.
The nature of the event may give us a clue but not always – for example a sudden, life-threatening event. However shock events may be coded as trauma, or they may be coded in a different way, depending on whether the individual unconsciously CONTAINED the shock (trauma coding) or DISSIPATED the shock (which can be with or without physical symptoms).
LAYERS OF TRAUMA:
For trauma, there can be severe trauma resulting from one incident. Less severe trauma may be coded in a different way – or it could be coded in the same way as the severe trauma but ‘buried under it’, making it difficult to pre-detect the fact that there is more than one traumatic coding at play.
Meaning the specialist needs to be ahead of it, or suspect it, and agile and clear-minded enough to be able to resolve whatever there is to deal with. This takes specialist knowledge, a lot of experience, and in-the-moment diagnostic clarity using a structural approach.
For example, for you there might be a load of different adverse instances all piled on top of one another as ‘ringfenced traumatic codings’. This may be because for you, diverse adversities were relentless for an enduring period of your life. Or because your brain felt that ringfencing problems had worked successfully in the past – and unbeknown to you, ‘decided’ to do it again and again.
So some of the issues you’ve encoded this way will involve humongous issues, and some much less serious – and the therapist needs to be smart enough to know the hierarchy of what to deal with first then next, and why. Also enough of a pile up of traumatic codings can cause someone to present as if ‘fractured’ as a Being, which raises a different set of therapeutic considerations involving the fabric of your Self.
These are examples of key reasons why Dr Alex believes there should be a clear Triage for any psychological presentation – but none more so than when trauma is suspected. And that if you wish to *fundamentally move on with your life, you might best seek the professional input of someone who can help you resolve it, not just manage it.
TRAUMA IS DOMINANT:
Trauma is one of the most complex of all psychological issues. And because it is a ‘dominant’ coding in the brain, if you don’t deal with it effectively, you will always be working around it.
TRAUMA CAN INVOLVE PHYSIOLOGY (body systems):
Similarly, while trauma is located in the brain and affects brain function in particular ways, it can also be dissipated in the body, or keep dissipating because every trigger event changes your individual physiology – and health – alongside. So it helps if you are working with someone who is a specialist in that domain too.
WE CAN RESOLVE TRAUMA:
Please do not assume that you have no choice but to struggle on and suffer with trauma that you have, or problems that may have been encoded as traumas, that you have not managed to get rid of if you’ve had psychotherapy before.
Dr Alex has devised a new way of RESOLVING trauma and traumatic encodings, based on a very advanced system of deduction as to the precise composition psycho-neurologically. And the application of her ground-breaking approaches that directly reflect the structure and characteristics of your trauma – whereby we dismantle the traumatic coding with the same speed with which it was created. Like pulling a thorn out of a festering wound, instead of continually dealing with the sepsis.
Please let Dr Alex help you. Our process is really slick – and does not require that ‘you churn stuff up’.
If your aim is to RESOLVE your trauma, please get connected.