Emotional Trauma

If you’ve experienced something traumatic, your beliefs may be preventing you from getting over it.

Watch this video to learn how we unconsciously create trauma in our minds and how to let it go:

It has become more widely accepted that emotional trauma is a significant, often overlooked cause of emotional and behavioral issues. Distressing or shocking events that have not been fully processed or integrated can generate toxic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. While some people bear no lasting effects from such experiences, many others form mental imprints that inform and reinforce beliefs that, in turn, generate feelings of anxiety or overwhelm. All of these symptoms can constitute post-traumatic stress. PTSD symptoms that arise following a traumatic event may include:

• Intrusive flashbacks (reliving a disturbing scene in your mind)
• Hypervigilance
• Nightmares or recurrent bad dreams
Anxiety that results in chronic physical pain, body tension, or teeth grinding
• Overreacting to situations with seemingly little control
• Sudden outbursts of rage or temper tantrums
• Unexplained fears or phobias, such as a fear of butterflies
Sleep problems
• Inability to relax the mind and the body
• Persistent stress, tension, fears
• Inability to concentrate, loss of memory

It is technically incorrect to say that any given experience causes PTSD. Rather, the cause is the belief, perception, or memory that formed as a result of the traumatic event. After all, other people might have a similar experience and suffer no lasting effects, because they somehow perceive or remember it differently, or because they subconsciously attach a different meaning to the event.

Potentially traumatic events can include or involve sexual assault, violent crime (including domestic violence), death of a loved one, witnessing or experiencing severe injury, abortion, miscarriage, police or fire rescue, military service, and even growing up in foster homes. Surprisingly, a higher percentage of foster care children have PTSD than do military veterans. In addition, adults who were raised in a household with substance abuse, violence, or mental illness, or those who were physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, may have unrecognized and unresolved emotional trauma.

Resolving emotional trauma is one of our specialties. You may be able to work with us privately, which is the most effective and rapid intervention. Please visit this page to learn more.

Many experts believe that most people who struggle with addictions or anxiety report traumatic childhood experiences or memories, so effectively overcoming substance abuse or anxiety often involves resolving trauma.

Collectively, we have helped hundreds of people who had experienced one or many of the above traumatic situations. Among our clients, the most common traumatic experiences have occurred in childhood, were sexual or violent in nature, or some combination. Those clients had often suffered from some blend of panic attacks, addictions, or relationship problems due to an inability to handle the traumatic experience.

It is important to realize that it is not the passage of time itself that heals but what happens to the memories and perceptions through the passage of time. Many people who have experienced trauma do not passively heal over time. Emotional scar tissue may develop, coupled with diminished functionality, but that is coping, not healing.

Reminding yourself that the event is in the past and that you are now safe is not enough. If conscious, rational awareness were sufficient to resolve trauma, talk therapy would be fast and effective, and few people would suffer from anxiety or addictions. Subconscious acceptance and relearning is essential to emotional healing, while resistance and inability to accept and release the past causes emotional suffering.

Remember that the belief, perception, or memory that formed after a traumatic experience is what actually causes trauma, not the experience itself. The key to resolving emotional trauma is to determine what continues to reactivate the trauma or symptoms in the present. If one is able to spontaneously create fear or generate a compulsive desire to engage in an unhealthy behavior, it means that an underlying thought is triggering that conditioned response.

Unfortunately, many people unknowingly retain those disempowering learned beliefs or consciously claim to be a victim of their past, unable to change its effect on them. Either way, they are actually perpetuating their own trauma. This does not mean that the ongoing trauma is their fault, but it is their responsibility and opportunity to overcome it, because it is very achievable with the right assistance.

Such individuals often resign themselves to learning coping strategies and living with emotional trauma and all of its toxic effects. They suffer lives of quiet desperation, unaware that they do not have to merely “cope” with their trauma (or any emotional or behavioral symptom) but can actually resolve it completely.

Resolving emotional trauma is one of our specialties. You may be able to work with us privately, which is the most effective and rapid intervention. Please visit this page to learn more.

Our methodology uses hypnosis and related approaches, such as NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) as very effective tools to identify and resolve both symptoms and their underlying causes.

In fact, one of our own hypnotists, Gina Goodwin (formerly Casola) suffered severe emotional trauma after watching her mom die slowly of cancer. After Gina used hypnosis and NLP (as a Miami Hypnosis Center client) to eliminate the grief and trauma, she was inspired to become a professional hypnotist. Here’s how she explains it:

“I cried almost on a daily basis once she was gone…and realized it had kept up for over 2 years. I was constantly fighting back tears, constantly fighting horrible images and getting flashbacks every single day and night. My nights were restless, and the stress in my life was on overload. I had no energy to do anything because this was draining me. It was starting to affect my job, and my health. I realized I needed help. Being a holistic person, I was not sure where to turn. I met Todd, and felt so comfortable telling him everything going on. My life has completely turned around!! After a few sessions with him, I felt like the world around me was transforming before my eyes, when in reality it was ME who was transforming. Before, I had to fight to keep haunting images OUT of my head, and fighting tears every day for two years… and now, I have to fight to try to even PICTURE those haunting images, let alone cry. WOW!!! I can finally breathe again!! My stress levels have gone down, my eating habits are changing, and I am able to sleep without sleep aids.”

Gina has since helped many clients to resolve emotional trauma, including a woman named “Ray” who left this 5-star review on Google:

“As I had great emotional pain and PTSD from my physically and emotionally abusive ex-husband, it was destroying my life and my new beautiful relationship. I was seeing a psychologist, however after a year of sessions, I knew I needed something more. The first consultation with Gina Goodwin immediately gave me hope that I did not have to keep living with this any longer and can finally beat the monster and take my power back. It only took me 7 sessions to completely transform myself. My episodes of anxiety attacks that occurred with the abuse of alcohol were ruining my life, however Gina was able to help me overcome my emotional trauma with plenty of very unique tools. I now feel like I have “grown up”, I am confident, happy, I feel in control, and my relationship has transformed. I truly believe that there are so many people out there with several different issues and trauma in need of true healing, who after years of therapy and ton of money spent still feel helpless. Hypnosis therapy however is a way to really re-program yourself and unlearn unwanted emotions and behaviors completely! I cannot thank Gina enough for all the help and understanding on top of simply being an amazing and fun person 🙂 I am excited now for my future!”

If you or someone you know has unresolved trauma and wants to regain peace of mind, stop living in fear. We can help. We don’t diagnose or treat disorders. We DO help our clients resolve their problems and regain a sense of order in their life.

Resolving emotional trauma is one of our specialties. You may be able to work with us privately, which is the most effective and rapid intervention. Please visit this page to learn more.