Many people have experienced trauma in their lives, whether as children or adults.
This may come in many different and unexpected ways, from childhood abuse, to sudden loss, domestic abuse as adults, accidents, conflict.
Here at JT Therapies you will be listened to as a whole person, your story heard and validated.
We will discuss together which therapy would be best suited for you.
Reiki can be a hands-off therapy, and can be highly effective for emotional and spiritual healing, and for relaxation.
While Bowen is very much a hands-on therapy, I will be aware of your need for space, for boundaries. Bowen can be carried out through light, flexible clothing, seated as well as lying down.
It may be that you would like to try a form of body-work as part of your healing from abuse, but are understandably apprehensive about touch. Any physical touch will always remain in your control, proceed at a pace you are comfortable with.
Bowen : When trauma has occurred, the body will often be - and remain in - survival mode; a Fight-Flight pattern which many hands-on techniques fail to address adequately because the body is still in this mode and does not realise that it is safe to relax.
The gentle moves of Bowen, performed over muscles tendons and ligaments, and directly affecting the nervous system, send a message to the brain to say that the emergency is over, healing can begin. This is further enhanced by the regular pauses between moves, allowing the body chance to re-set itself.
Further, most Bowen moves are done on the out-breath, relaxing the diaphragm, and in turn influencing the vagus nerve, a highly important part of the nervous system responsible for fight-fight-freeze behaviours.
Sometimes a client will experience a powerful release of stress from the body, such as trembling, or an emotional release. Unprocessed traumatic memory is stored in the body, and such releases during any bodywork can be a sign that the person is processing that traumatic memory, long held within.
You are the person who matters, and who will always be treated with respect.
As of September 2017 I am working as part of the Lincolnshire Post Trauma Therapy Team Working as part of this team will enable me to provide an even better, more efficient service to people who have been involved in road traffic accidents.
While Bowen will be successful in addressing most needs, it may be that you require a tailor-made program of exercise from a physiotherapist, the skills of a specialist trauma psychotherapist using tools such as EMDR, or someone to help build up your confidence in getting back onto the road again. I will be able to put you in touch with the appropriate people within that team to help you regain health and confidence.