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What Are Traumas?

Updated from August, 2015


First and foremost to tend to our bodies, we also need to tend to our souls.

A sick and undernourished body has a difficult time to think straight and be right minded.

Attending to the business of our souls means cultivating faith, humility, silence, honesty, seek holiness, and prayers.

​Second, healing from trauma is part of nutritional balancing science.

​It has proven itself to be a powerful, and a rather simple and effective way to deal with traumas.

It does not just control the effects of trauma, but actually brings up and enables the release of deeply hidden memories and events.

​Overcoming childhood and/or adulthood traumas is often difficult when the energy in the body is not available.

This article describes what traumas are, how they affect us, and a method of trauma release that is extremely effective, simple and builds health at the same time.


Traumas are painful incidents or events that place a special type of stress on the mind.

As a result, a person decides that he or she must never revisit the incident, as it would be too painful.

Instead, the person feels compelled to “wall off” the event or incident so that one will not “accidentally” or haphazardly revisit the trauma, which would be extremely painful.

This can mean intentionally or unconsciously forgetting that it ever happened, or altering one’s memory of it to make it seem less painful, or even concocting a lie to explain the situation.

As a result of this process, however, the person stops functioning at full brain capacity.

The reason is that part of the brain processing mechanism has been “walled off” or subtly altered in some way, and is no longer available for full use by the person.

This, in a way, cripples the person, often for life.


Living with traumas is like having to drive around large boulders or large potholes in the road that you must drive every day to your workplace or home.

By definition, one cannot just move through these blocks, so the mind and sometimes the body does its best to “go around them” as much as it can.

In so doing, however, many vital functions are altered and usually vitality is reduced and health suffers, too.

In other words, traumas are blocks that get in the way of one’s thinking, feeling, perception, memory, and perhaps other brain functions.

Also, many traumas affect physical functioning as well, such as digestion, sleep, movement if the structure is affected, heart function, immune response and many others.

These are some of the major effects of traumas.

Traumas often cause people to lie to themselves and others, or intentionally block out or forget painful incidents or accidents.

This sets up severe conflicts inside the mind that can lead to many other mental and physical dysfunctions.

Traumas also severely lower one’s energy and can have many effects upon the personality.

Walling off a part of the brain also causes neuroses, such as fear of guns, for example, if one was involved in a gun incident, or fear of men if one was raped, for example.

It can also cause strange behaviors, compulsions, phobias, and even psychotic episodes and conditions such as schizophrenia.

Indirectly, traumas can cause much more, such as gaining too much weight or being too thin, physical disabilities such as limping, impaired respiratory, cardiac, immune and other physical disorders and diseases.

Other effects are:

diminished mental acuity,

extreme nervousness in certain situations,

bad habits to avoid feelings of panic and anxiety such as cigarette smoking, using drugs, using alcohol, biting the fingernails, eating disorders, stuttering, and many other symptoms.

Trauma is not even considered most of the time when visiting a doctor, but it should be, as it is a major cause of mental and physical illness, along with nutritional deficiencies, of which trauma is one cause or a contributing factor.

The importance of nutrition for healing traumas is discussed below.

​I will just say here that the better nourished and more balanced the body is, the better anyone will handle all types of physical and mental traumas.

Excellent nutrition helps make a person more resilient and more able to process all types of traumas, so it can literally save one’s life in the event of a serious injury, accident or other trauma-inducing event.


Traumas can be of three basic types.

They can involve serious injury to the body, serious afflictions of the mind or emotions, and they can involve the soul or spirit.

However, most traumas involve all three of these areas of human functioning, so I will list them together. Here are examples of common traumas:

1. Physical Violence Against The Body

This might include the following:

being beaten, raped

screamed at

forced to have too much sex or going too long

political oppression with deprivation

being forced to go into a war zone



animal attacks such as being bitten by a dog or shark.

It might even involve having to take a course of a drug therapy like chemotherapy with all the horrible side effects.

Other physical acts of violence include:

severe accidents and injuries

or even going through a severe fever or other illness.

The worst illnesses are often those involving physical pain, physical disfigurement such as losing one’s hair or having one’s skin burned or fall off, or something else that is horrible to behold.

Other physical acts of violence involve the following:



knife and gun violence

gang violence

and fights with the loss of teeth, for example, or broken arms.

Other physical traumas include:

difficult births

retarded or delayed development children

birth defects

violence in children

deaths of loved ones, even the death of one’s dearly loved pets.

2. Emotional Traumas Of All Kinds

This include:




deprivation, or insults of some kind.

For example, this may involve a parent who is too critical, who yells, who swears or punishes too harshly.

It could be a school teacher who picks on a child or won’t let a child use the restroom.

It could be a boss who picks on an employee.

It often involves bullying, hazing and such – more on emotional and psychological levels.

3. Social Traumas

These are many, including:

being ostracized or ex-communicated by your family, your community, your church or others.

being slandered, ruining of one’s reputation or good name by others.

it might also include a very bitter and prolonged divorce, getting sued, job loss, bankruptcy, foreclosing on a home, or even just extreme poverty.

4. Religious / Spiritual Traumas

These may include:

membership in certain religions



black magic


satanic rituals

certain other spiritual groups and organizations

guru situations in some cases

vegetarian and raw food groups, sadly, and other negative or harmful religious initiations or acts that are billed as spiritual or religious.

For example, recently several people were killed in an Native American sweat lodge ceremony that went too long.

People were distracted by the spiritual nature of the event and did not realize the danger they were in.

Groups, in fact, can do many things to traumatize people, either consciously or unconsciously.

These include strange prayers, in some cases, long events that cause sleep deprivation, various rituals, and much more.

5. Witnessing

Just observing or even hearing about the horrors of other people can be quite traumatic, especially for children.

It might include:

witnessing murders





parents fighting each other, throwing things around the house, throwing food

living in a war zone

living in a place that has an earthquake, tsunami or other natural disaster,

a terrorist attack

a building collapse

freezing cold or extreme heat, or something else.

Even witnessing violence or horror on television, on the computer, or the movies can cause trauma in susceptible individuals, especially if the person was traumatized earlier in life in a somewhat similar manner.


Unfortunately, most of us have been traumatized to a degree, at least.

For example, children are extremely sensitive and even a simple look or harsh comment from a parent or a teacher can definitely traumatize a child easily.

Adults, also, often become traumatized easily, especially when the circumstances are right and the adult is vulnerable for some reason.

In fact, just living in modern society can traumatize some people, as there is a lot of stress in most families and work situations. These are usually not severe traumas, but they do affect people’s thinking and behavior.

In this way, entire cultures are traumatized, at times, and this fact is not well enough appreciated.

It can lead to misunderstanding, miscalculations, and even to wars based upon trauma, and not upon real information.


While not always associated with trauma, certain hair mineral patterns are usually reliable indicators of the presence of significant trauma.

Recall, however, that imbalances are layered in the body.

As a result, the top or most visible layer of metabolism reflected on a hair mineral chart can sometimes appear normal, even when deeper layers are not normal.

As a person retraces the deeper layers, usually the trauma will become clear on a retest hair mineral analysis.


These include the following:


First adaptive energy is your ability to deal with stress and any situation that may arise.

A lower overall energy level is associated with being stuck in traumas.

Increasing adaptive energy is therefore one of the single greatest key in many cases to heal traumas.

This is subtle because adaptive energy is different from the energy a person may seem to have to carry out daily tasks and activities.

The latter may appear perfectly normal.

However, in most cases, a hair mineral analysis, when performed and interpreted correctly, will show severe energy loss.

Adaptive energy is not having energy for your daily activities.

Adaptive energy is the ability to flexibly adapt to stress and overcome it handily.

It is a type of vitality, which is different, for example, from nervous energy that many people think is a high energy level.


Most people who are traumatized do not feel deeply enough, so they cannot process traumas properly, or at all. They are stuck for this reason alone.

Most people do not realize this until they regain or develop a very high level of adaptive energy, at which time processing and retracing occur naturally.

Many people today have not had a high adaptive energy level in years, or perhaps never experienced this in their entire lives.

While this seem shocking, it is true. For example, Dr. Paul Eck, used to speak of “burnout babies”. By this he meant children and adults who have never had a really high adaptive energy or vitality level.

The problem is quite common today because most babies are born with significant nutrient deficiencies, along with high levels of toxic metals in their bodies.

Both are due to imbalances in their mothers.

These problems can be overcome in the future.

However, conventional pre-natal care and child-raising methods in Western developed nations and in Asia do not address these subtle nutritional problems very well.

As a result, most babies do not have a high adaptive energy level compared to what they could have.

In addition, the increasing use of vaccines, medical drugs and the atrocious diets of many infant and children quickly deplete the vitality of any young children who may have been born with a high vitality level.


For example, upsetting a person, hurting a person, or a serious illness always lowers vitality, and this sets one up for trauma.

Another type of trauma is oppression by a dictatorial government.

This may be induced by allowing the people to starve in the midst of plenty, depriving them of basic human rights, beating and raping the women and the men, or randomly murdering people to instill fear and despair.

Manipulative people of all stripes also control others by depleting their energy.

For example, they may continuously upset others, nag or bother others, or say things that intentionally discourage others.

A very common technique is to lie to others, which is confusing and depletes energy because the other person must spend energy trying to figure out what is true and what is not.

Without a faith base and a clear understanding of the order of things created by God, traumas just get accumulated.

Thus, depleting people’s energy is a key to traumatizing them and keeping them down, while raising one’s energy level is one key to healing all traumas.


That which is called chaos is the sum total of discordant energy in a person.

The more of it one has in one’s life and in one’s energy field, the more difficult it is to process traumas of all kinds.

This is a simple, but very critical concept in trauma release.

It is not about the amount of energy in the body, but the quality of a person’s energy and perhaps the direction of energy flow in the body.

As chaos is reduced, the body’s ability to function in many ways is enhanced.

Items in a person’s life that can be controlled fairly easily that can drastically increase or reduce chaos include:

The diet types, amounts and proportions of various foods.

The drinking water amount and type.

Imbalances in the mineral levels and ratios (controlled with several nutritional supplements).

The oxidation rate.

Vitamin deficiencies or excesses.

Sleep deprivation.

Upward-moving energy.

Allowing the body to become cold or overheated.

Exercise and activity - too much or too little.

Physical inflammation in the body and/or mind. This can often easily be controlled with simple dietary changes and nutritional supplements.

Other. These might include regulating drug use and smoking cigarettes, stopping upsetting activities, changing harmful relationships and more.

Avoidance of chaos-enhancing factors of all types such as medical drugs, many herbs and nutritional supplements, and unhealthy lifestyle factors such as lack of rest, and others.

Understanding chaos reduction helps one understand why imposing a healthful diet and lifestyle can be critical or at least very helpful to actually undo traumas of all kinds.

Some of the items above can be controlled permanently through simple lifestyle and dietary changes.

Others, such as inflammation, require more time to remove toxic metals, notably the ‘amigos’ (toxic oxides and other forms of iron, manganese, copper, chromium, selenium, aluminum, boron, vanadium and molybdenum).

This takes longer, but also has profound effects upon chaos and overall health in the body and the mind.

Anti-oxidant therapy will not work nearly as well, and makes the body too yin, whereas removing the oxidant compounds is more profound and makes the body much more yang, as explained below.


This is an ancient Taoist and Chinese medical concept. It has to do with physics, and how warm or cold, contracted or expanded, centripetal or centrifugal are the energetics of the body.

Almost all bodies today are yang deficient, and most people are born this way today. This is due to radiation toxicity, a toxic environment with contaminated air, water and food, a nutritionally depleted food supply, electromagnetic stress, and other factors.

Nutritional balancing places great emphasis upon making the body more yang using:

Mainly the diet – animal protein daily, red meat several times weekly, cooked and not raw food except for a little raw dairy products, and avoiding the nightshade vegetables (white potatoes, all tomatoes, all peppers, eggplant), avoiding all fruits, all fruit juices, and all sugars.

The type and amounts of nutritional supplements

The lifestyle recommendations

The amount and type of drinking water (reverse osmosis and alkaline waters are too yin, for example),

Enhancing the oxidation rate and the Na/K ratio, which are directly related to yin and yang.

Even learning how to think and feel in ways that are more yang, instead of yin. For example, victim thinking of any kind is extremely yin, while sovereignty is more yang.

Use of saunas, which are extreme yang, coffee enemas which tend to be yang, and avoidance of most other detoxification and healing methods such as chelation, hormones, drugs and others that are more yin, in general.

This is another subtle aspect of nutritional balancing, but one that we find is absolutely critical for overall health and particularly for trauma release.


An excess of certain toxic metals and some toxic chemicals in the nervous system not only disrupts its functioning. They actually create or sustain specific bodily feelings, sensations, ideas, and attitudes.

For instance, copper is associated with fear and emotionalism.

Iron is more associated specifically with rage and anger.

Cadmium is specifically related to violent, aggressive behavior, while mercury is more associated with timidity and strangeness.

This, again, is a very subtle but important aspect of human physiology and biochemistry. It is also an amazing aspect of minerals that I call the anthropomorphic aspects of minerals.

It appears that particular minerals actually give the body and mind precise emotional qualities that may be helpful or harmful. It is not quite the same as toxicity.

It is more about coloring or flavoring the human experience in precise ways that we can use to our advantage when attempting to undo traumas.

I will give a simple example.

Fast oxidizers tend to be too high in iron, a mineral that gives qualities of harness, toughness and strength.

This is a good thing when in balance with other qualities.

But in most of these individuals, they benefit amazingly from the qualities of copper, which is a soft, malleable metal as compared with iron.

When given enough copper, the person literally softens, and this allows the person to consider new options, new strategies and new approaches to their problems.

Other minerals that harden people are cadmium, lead and arsenic.

Other minerals that soften people are aluminum, manganese, and perhaps molybdenum.

Some minerals balance, such as zinc. Others energize such as selenium.

Others give a detached quality that is needed at times to process traumas, including copper.

Others are very grounding such as calcium and magnesium and zinc, and these are needed at other times.

Some minerals will expand a person’s consciousness, while others tend to contract a person who is “strung out” too much. Others simply nourish, while some are suppressive of enzyme activity and may be needed if the metabolism is overheated in certain ways.

This is an entire science of mineral therapy that is largely incorporated into all nutritional balancing therapy. However, it can be expanded upon and deepened, when needed.

The important caution is that one must understand the principles well, and use care not to unbalance the entire system, which is easy to do if one is not careful. In most cases, a standard nutritional balancing program is sufficient and definitely safer.


This is a critical principle that we observe in action on a daily basis. However, it is not recognized much in medicine. It needs to be.

The reason it is not acknowledged, in my view, is that medical doctors and most psychologists do not know how to properly nourish, balance, and condition the human brain sufficiently to allow the brain to do its self-healing.

I will give a simple example. One can observe that small children, upon falling to the ground and scraping a knee, often will sit and cry, perhaps become angry and despairing, and go through a series of maneuvers that eventually resolves the trauma at all levels.

In ten minutes or less, they have forgotten the incident, their face turns sunny again, and they resume their play. They are able to do this because their nervous system, primarily, has the self-healing quality I am referring to here.

​In other words, they are able to process the trauma and move through all stages of it to its complete resolution.

This is an example of natural trauma retracing and release.

If we could all do this with all types of trauma, we would be trauma free. However, if the system is overwhelmed, it literally becomes stuck in one or another stage of a trauma event, whether physical, emotional or other, and there the person remains, often for life.

Methods described in this article can help to provide the conditioning, nutrition, lack of chaos and many other conditions the nervous system requires so that we can all respond to traumas as the young child above does.

Problems restoring the brain’s self-healing abilities.

The main reason that medical and psychiatric professions are not able to induce more self-healing of the nervous system and brain is that the organ is extremely delicate, usually extremely toxic and depleted of certain nutrients, hard to diagnose imbalances accurately, and difficult to control in many people.

Nutritional balancing science can help, using very simple but powerful methods to reduce stress, basically, reduce chaos, reduce deficiency states, and enhance energy on many levels from the cells up to the systemic level.

​Such simple changes as a very healthful diet, a balanced and restful and prayerful lifestyle, the correct type and amount of drinking water, targeted and restrained supplementation, and especially moving energy downward out of the head area, are thus helpful in the extreme to recondition the brain and rehabilitate it sufficiently for its self-healing ability to engage.


This may include reducing fight-or-flight activity, although it can include enhancing the fight-or-flight response when needed. It also includes getting rid of a condition I call sympathetic dominance.

It can also include just relaxing the system, renourishng this autonomic system, removing toxins from the autonomic centers of the body, releasing nerve pressure through chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, resting the system, releasing blocked energy using foot and hand reflexology or other methods, balancing the system using deep breathing, perhaps, which connects the voluntary and the autonomic system, and similar and very simple means.

These are quite basic changes often very helpful to reduce stress and chaos, enhance cellular and system energy production and facilitate the kind of flexible, yet strong healing response we seek.



Traumas lodge in the body structure. Correcting the structure with therapies such as chiropractic and intense body work such as Rolfing of structural integration can often dislodge or break through some types of traumas.


Certain light frequencies found in the near infrared lamp saunas appear to assist with trauma release. I do not know exactly which frequencies are needed, but the near infrared “heat lamps” that are used in near infrared lamp saunas are definitely helpful for some or even many traumatized people.

It is extremely important to do three near infrared lamp sauna sessions daily. Also, the sauna must have at least three (3) 250-watt heat lamps in it.

Other sauna effects, such as sweating and driving the blood out of the internal organs and toward the periphery of the body, also seem to be extremely helpful.

This may be why the Native Americans and many other groups around the world have used various forms of hot air and hot water bathing to release traumas and blockages in the body.


Based upon the principles above, some key features of the energetic and balancing approach, which can be used in conjunction with some talking therapy, include:

1. One must focus continually on increasing adaptive energy or vitality in the body/mind system.

The best way I know to do this is with a nutritional balancing program that is further adapted for trauma release. The main way this is done is to increase the doses of the products somewhat.

Other Modifications. Also, beware that kelp, Endo-dren, selenium, and at times Limcomin, iron, and even Megapan and Thyro-complex will bring up anger and other negative emotions even faster and may need to be reduced for a while.

Increasing or decreasing these products can control and vary the speed and intensity of healing of traumas.

2. Trauma Buffers.

As part of a nutritional balancing program, certain nutritional supplements seem to function as trauma buffers.

These nutrients reduce the intensity of the feelings that come up as one heals the trauma.

These nutrients are calcium, magnesium, and zinc, primarily.

Another, in a few cases, is L-taurine and a product called ICMN (inositol, choline, methionine and niacinamide).

These tend to “put a lid on things”, and help keep a person more relaxed and in control of the trauma release process.

This is only true, however, when these products are combined properly in conjunction with a properly performed hair mineral test and a complete nutritional balancing program.

3. One must continue to reduce stress, chaos and blockages of all types – nutritional, structural, biological such as infections, toxic and others.

4. One need not force issues to surface, in most cases.

Instead, it is much safer and easier to just follow the nutritional balancing program.

In some cases, the program must be continuously modified a little bit for the best results. However, do not deviate by taking other products that are not recommended, as there are important reasons why only certain products and techniques are used.

The reasons for this are explained in other articles on this website such as Raw Foods, Fermented Foods, Vegetarian Diets, Yoga And Its Problems, articles about specific products, and articles such as Detoxification Protocols.

5. The client does not have to know about the source of his or her problems, an indeed, usually cannot know all the details.

Traumas are processed nevertheless. One may suddenly recall the incident, but at times, this does not occur and one simply wakes up one day and feels much freer.

6. Healing reactions, purification reactions, or vigorous systems responses occur.

One must be prepared for these and handle them correctly. See below for details about them.

7. The therapist or healer or doctor is not as in control.

For example, change can occur very quickly, or months may go by with no apparent shifts because a part of the brain or even the body needs healing first.

8. Success depends on a multi-modality approach to literally break vicious cycles in many places at once.

This approach almost always requires a more healthful diet, more sleep and rest, the proper nutritional supplements, sauna therapy, coffee enemas, meditation, perhaps chiropractic and foot reflexology, and maybe more, in the proper combination to break certain stressors and patterns quickly and safely and efficiently.

9. Issues and traumas will surface in their own order, and in their own time frame.

This, by the way, is often upsetting and difficult for the doctors and therapists. Surprises will arise as the body and brain unwind layers of trauma.

These will catch all doctors and therapists off guard, at times.

For example, a trauma that no one knew about may surface, with vigorous symptoms.

Doctors and patients must learn how to use their “tool box” to mitigate the symptoms, and to “roll with the punches”.

Knowing how to use chiropractic, foot reflexology, simple changes in the supplements, and more rest usually suffice in almost all cases.

10. One must learn consciously to trust the process of the energetic and balancing approach.

This can be difficult for some doctors, counselors, nutritionists, and other health professionals who are trained in the diagnose-and-treat, more linear approach to healing.

With the energetic approach of nutritional balancing, we work with the whole body system.

The system then begins to unwind and heal in unusual ways that are really quite amazing, but somewhat unpredictable.

Repeat hair mineral analyses and consultation about how to alter the programs is often imperative to facilitate the process and to keep it perfectly safe.

This is a new type of understanding, and is another reason nutritional balancing is not more popular, I believe.


A common feature of the energetic method of trauma release is what are called healing reactions.

These may also be called purification reactions, healing crises, reversals, retracings, exacerbations, aggravations or flare-ups. I will use these terms interchangeably, and they are used by other authors to generally mean the exact same thing.

When these occur, issues and trauma surface by themselves as the brain does its self-healing.

The major issues may not surface for a while. Instead, others may need to be resolved first.

Sometimes a totally unknown condition or trauma will arise, and may be the most critical, but was so heinous or buried that the person had no access to it previously.

At other times, the worst incident may evaporate easily when a chemical is removed from the body using nutritional balancing, and no other therapy or discussion is required at all. The regular occurrence of healing reactions of this type is one difference between the analytical, and the energetic and balancing methods.

Bursting the bubbles – a type of healing response to be aware of. As the energy builds inside the person, at times, something pops and symptoms can be severe.

However, it is not a “disease”, which is how it can be often looked upon. It is, in fact, a systems response that just looks like a serious problem.

Understood as a systems response, all that is usually needed is to rebalance the system and the problem goes away quickly.

We encounter these in the physical human system and they will occur when unwinding traumas by this method as well.

Physicians must be aware of them, or they will take the wrong actions and make things worse, or simply not be very effective at moving the client along his or her path of deep healing.

For much more on this topic, read Trauma Retracing on this website.


The presence of evil entities is common after trauma, especially sexual molestation, and even more so after a rape.

This is important to understand because it complicates healing, and may even be a major cause of physical or emotional symptoms, and problems resolving the trauma.

I find that nutritional balancing is helpful. Reasons for this may include:

1. Raising the energy level.

2. Removing toxic metals.

3. Making the body more yang.

4. Renourishing the body.

5. Specific balancing of the vital mineral ratios.


1. Here are some things you should do, that is as equally as important:

Attend Mass at least every Sunday and (if not conscious of moral sin) devoutly receive the Lord in Holy Communion.

Do an examination of consciousness.

Regularly go to Confession even if you are only aware of venial sins.

Pray in some way every day.

Ask for Our Lady’s intercession with Our Lord. Her intercession is very powerful against attacks by the evil spirits.

Here are some sacramental you might find helpful:

Pray the rosary (or at least one decade of it) every day.

Sprinkle your room with holy water. (You can get it either “self serve” in the church building or from the rectory. Bring your own bottle.)

Ask for the help of your guardian angel.

​Here is a prayer you might find helpful addressed to the Archangel Michael:


​St. Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle.

Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou,

O Prince of the heavenly hosts,

by the power of God,

thrust into hell Satan,

and all the evil spirits,

who prowl about the world

seeking the ruin of souls. Amen…

2. Second best is Counseling - I suggest you speak with a Catholic Priest (the traditional kind and not a modernist)

​Counseling is one of the main modalities, if not the major one, used today in most nations to help people who have gone through traumas.

Counseling and psychotherapy can help by

improving awareness and logical thinking about a trauma.

reducing some chaos in a person, even by forcing a person to arrive at regular counseling sessions and spend a solid hour sitting quietly.

providing a safe environment to talk and think about the past.

providing insights and information a person needs about how to live, etc., and,

possibly establishing a healthy relationship with a more grounded and centered individual, and,

in some cases, delving deeply into the causes and conditions around a trauma to help heal it. Unfortunately, this is usually not nearly enough to resolve traumas on deep levels.​


​Psychotherapeutic approaches all can work to some degree, but often leave much to be desired. Problems with almost all counseling with psychotherapists include:

1. It is simply not powerful enough, in almost all cases, to dig deeply into buried traumas and undo them completely. This is a difficult process, at best, and very difficult just using talk therapies of any kind, even hypnosis.

2. Counseling is very variable in its results, as it depends upon,

a) the skill of the counselor, and b) the counseling method. The method may be less important than the therapist, but results vary widely. While some counselors are wonderful, many are not that skilled or experienced with trauma, in particular even if the counselor has survived a serious trauma. Many counselors have not perfectly healed their own wounds, and this causes problems as well in many cases.

3. Traumas are layered in the body, with the most important being the oldest, and often the most deeply hidden. Most counseling can only get to the problems that a person knows about, so it tends to miss the deeper layers of trauma that are held unconsciously.

4. High cost and slow progress. Counseling tends to be very costly, especially if it is continued for some years.

5. Adverse effects. This may sound strange, but I am aware of many people who have been made more angry and more depressed by counselors and psychotherapists.

This occurs frequently, in fact, and is not an easy problem to solve because counseling is so subjective and people who have been traumatized are, at times, so sensitive to a word, a phrase or even a look or a gesture.

Also, while some practitioners are excellent, many simply are not as good. Saying the wrong thing to a traumatized person can be devastating and even cause suicide.

Finally, there's no easy way naturally to get rid of traumas. It takes work but at the end, it is all worth the effort since you will be closer to God.

​If you have any questions please contact me here.

​Your faithful servant,


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