The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process Transcend Your Toughest Times

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
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When we experience stressful or traumatic events, the body records and stores this information with great accuracy. Each trauma leaves its mark, etched into both our psyche and our physical makeup. The chronic muscle tension patterns we accumulate affect how well we function, preventing us from accessing our most alive state.In addition to explaining how stress, anxiety, and trauma affect our mental wellbeing and physical health,The Revolutionary Trauma Release Processdraws on the body's amazingly precise record of our histories to provide a simple yet powerful way to access and release our tension. By reestablishing our equilibrium, stabilizing our lives, and returning us to emotional health, it allows us to enjoy a vibrant state of being.The magic of David Berceliís revolutionary Trauma Release Process is, because it functions equally well as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with other modalities, that it can be used by individuals to heal their personal trauma, groups such as first responders in a situation like 9/11, and large populations in the wake of disasters on the scale of a tsunami or earthquake.

Author Biography

Dr. David Berceli is the founder and CEO of Trauma Recovery Assessment & Prevention Services

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Making Sense of Stress, Anxiety, and Traumap. 1
Life Is Traumaticp. 3
A Really Different Approachp. 4
Align Yourself with What Isp. 6
When Life Turns Up the Heatp. 7
Trauma Is Individual in Naturep. 8
A Shock to the Systemp. 10
Learning to "Suck It Up"p. 10
Stress and Family Lifep. 13
Insight from Hurricane Katrinap. 15
A Life Sentence?p. 17
When a Professional Isn't Availablep. 18
A Window Opensp. 18
"Help Me Heal Myself"p. 20
Clues from an Ancient Peoplep. 21
A Cry for Helpp. 22
Designed to Handle Traumap. 23
Beyond "Talking It Out"p. 24
When Life Doesn't Work Out the Way It's Supposed Top. 25
Getting Inside Our Headp. 26
How the Brain Processes Traumap. 27
Trauma Can Wreck Your Healthp. 28
How Illness Results from Traumap. 29
How Our Instant-on Button Gets Stuckp. 32
A Protective System Gone Awryp. 33
Stuck in the Pastp. 34
Resurrecting the Pastp. 35
Beyond the Therapist's Couchp. 37
The Wisdom of the Bodyp. 39
It Takes More Than Traditional Counselingp. 41
Bringing the Body into the Picturep. 41
Getting at the Musclesp. 42
How the Body Copes with Traumap. 44
Trembling with Frightp. 45
Tremoring Is Good for Usp. 46
If You Tremble Are You Out of Control?p. 47
Holding It inp. 48
Testing the Theoryp. 50
All Tensed Upp. 52
What Your Gut Instinct Isp. 54
When Objectivity Is Impairedp. 55
Three Musketeersp. 56
Drowning in Traumap. 59
Heart-wrenching Effectsp. 61
Far-reaching Consequencesp. 62
Vicarious Traumap. 63
Wearing Us Downp. 64
Am I Going Crazy?p. 65
A Personal Experiencep. 66
Home from the Battlefrontp. 67
Clues to Trauma-induced Behaviorp. 67
Breaking the Silencep. 68
The Women's Movement Opened Our Eyesp. 70
Resolving Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 71
Overwhelming Stressp. 72
"My Body Is Racing at 1000 RPM"p. 72
The Opium Sensationp. 74
A One-Two Punchp. 75
Why We Sometimes Freeze Upp. 76
Identifying Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 78
"Things Like That Don't Happen to Us"p. 79
Flawed Assumptionsp. 80
Traumatized Children Become Traumatized Adultsp. 81
Reversing Generations of Neglectp. 83
A Unique Band of Peoplep. 84
A Price We Can Affordp. 85
Trauma in the Workplacep. 87
Trust Is Essentialp. 87
Encoded Not to Trustp. 88
Signs of Trauma in the Workplacep. 91
Mending Strained Relationshipsp. 91
Fostering Corporate Longevityp. 92
Healing Our Divisionp. 95
Reconnecting Alienated Partiesp. 96
"I Hated Everyone to the Point of Paranoia"p. 96
How We Learn to Discriminatep. 97
Stereotyping Is a Defensep. 98
"God No Longer Existed for Me"p. 101
A Shattering Experiencep. 102
A Spiritual Awakeningp. 102
Our Spiritual Selfp. 104
Solitude-a Key to Reinventing Ourselvesp. 106
Forgiving Life for Its "Failings"p. 108
Forgiveness May Not Come Easilyp. 109
"I Was More Terrified and Angry Than My Family"p. 111
Take Responsibility for Your Wellbeingp. 113
Tough Times Can Make You Strongerp. 114
Making Sense of Traumatic Timesp. 115
Mother Teresa Shines a Lightp. 116
Trauma As Our Teacherp. 118
Trust in the Goodness of Lifep. 118
No Way But Forwardp. 120
A Soldier Shows the Wayp. 121
"Even Death Was Better Than This Inner Numbness"p. 122
"I Am Still Alive!"p. 123
Sleepwalking Through Lifep. 124
The Body and the Present Momentp. 127
Tremors and the Body's Historyp. 128
Spirituality Through the Bodyp. 128
Tremors and the Bodyp. 129
Tremors and Consciousnessp. 132
Tremors and Physicsp. 132
The Trauma Release Process (TRP)p. 135
The Trauma Release Processp. 137
How Often?p. 140
Your Tension Is Unique to Youp. 141
A Word of Cautionp. 142
The Exercisesp. 143
Personnel Working in Trauma Environmentsp. 197
The Labyrinth of Negotiation and Mediationp. 200
A Vibrational Approachp. 204
Endnotesp. 206
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