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Help for Car Accident Trauma Using EFT
Does the idea of getting back in the driving seat cause you panic?Trauma following a car crash can include; flashbacks, hypervigilance, worries and fears about driving
Perhaps the main fear is what might happen if you do, or the fact that it may have even been a lot worse.
It is true, that for many of us, the few seconds that it takes to hit another car, or a tree or a wall, are the longest few seconds of our lives, and the aftermath of thought, emotion, dread, fear, trauma and misery cause us to think of little else for a very long time afterwards. What could I have done differently? What if I was a few seconds earlier, or later? What if I'd turned left instead of right? What if ...... What if ...... What if ......
Many people suffer the guilt of having hurt someone travelling in their own car, or even in the other car, regardless of whose fault it was. Two people in the wrong place at the wrong time, trying to occupy the same point in time and space.
The mind boggles about this stuff, rarely coming to any useful conclusion and so we become confused about how we should feel. This is when the body goes into survival mode and can use the confusion and fear to make sure you never want to drive again, or even tremble at the thought of being a passenger. That's not because you don't trust someone else's driving, but because every time the circumstances are the same, or even somehow resemble the circumstances of the accident, your body becomes extremely stressed and anxious.
Sometimes the strongest, most powerful image you can't get out of your head is the very last thing you saw as another car, or lorry, or motorbike, was about to hit you, from the front, the side or from behind. Then you heard the smash of metal on metal, the crumple of body panels and the smashing of glass.
All of this takes place in a split second or two. Your vehicle may have hit something like a wall or a tree, rolled several times, or gone down an embankment.
Whatever causes you the most stress, whether it's the wail of the ambulance siren, the rumble of the fire brigades cutting equipment, the soft voice of the paramedic telling you it will be alright, or the smell of burnt and unburnt fuel on the carriageway, all of these things force the body to go into survival mode and cause the brain to process information at phenomenal speeds. The brain is not equipped to work at these kinds of speeds and so some of the information is downloaded into the body.
Each of our cells is able to handle and store information, like the books in a library. The idea is that the brain will process the information at a later date once the emergency is over. It's a kind of survival mechanism developed by the brain and body to get us through times like these. But some of the data becomes lost or corrupted and inaccessible by the brain, like a library central computer, which normally has access too and knows the location of every book in the library, is suddenly corrupted and loses track of some of the information fragments.
This is the basis on which PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) becomes evident in the body. Our body becomes hard-wired to respond to external signals that seem threatening, without the mind always knowing why. The brain just knows this stimuli, or that situation was a threat in the past and so responds accordingly.
EFT is a unique system of tapping that helps restore the balance of risk assessment and your responses
We use no drugs for this, no medicines, no surgery, no creams, no cover ups and no tricks. The process is painless and emotionally painfree. You will become able to change the course of your own destiny no matter what caused the traumatic responses in the first place. Learn the secrets of changing the way you think with EFT. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. Make your appointment today! FEEL the difference!
Way back in the 90's I was a Dept. of Transport Driving Instructor and a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Back then I used to have an interesting sideline in teaching people to get back behind the wheel and drive again with enthusiasm and confidence, following an accident or injury. Of course, this was a very practical approach to what is essentially a mental problem, but who would have thought, 30+ years later, I would be doing the same thing only from a different angle. Nowadays I use EFT to take away the emotional charge of the incident so that you can make your own decision to drive again. It seems that dealing with the mental aspect of the trauma is far more effective and long lasting in the long run.
Have you been in an accident recently, or even years ago?
Do you have flashbacks or feel a sense of dread whenever you have to travel?
Was your accident at night?
Do you feel worse when travelling in the dark?
Was anyone injured?
Did it take a long time to heal, or are the scars still visible?
Was it your fault?
Did you take some of the blame even though you were innocent?
Did you walk away without injury and still can't understand how that happened?
Do you still see bright or flashing headlights in your minds eye?
Is your mind a complete blank about the whole thing?
Did you think you were going to die?
Have you stopped trusting yourself behind the wheel?
Do you feel guilty because you were drinking or under the influence of drugs?
Does it irk you when people keep asking if you're ok?
Would you like all those awful memories to go away?
If that wasn't possible, would you settle for no emotional charge against those memories so that you stop reacting in the way you do now?
That's what EFT can do for you!
What methods will you use to help me?
We will use a variety of techniques depending on your specific circumstances, but the names of them will give you an idea of how they work.
'The Tell The Story Technique', is probably the one most often used because we will be looking to neutralise the emotional effect of your thinking about the accident, or the constant reminders that you come across, like travelling the road again, meeting the people involved, or seeing a car like the one you owned prior to the accident.
'The Tearless Trauma Technique' is similar, but it specifically looks at your emotional responses as they affect you now, and are perhaps holding you back from making changes or other things better for you now. The tearless trauma is not about pounding your way through it, but taking the gentle, almost casual approach, that reduces the likelihood of tears. But, don't be misled, this is a truely powerful technique that cuts through to the core and deals with it.
'The Movie Technique' is brilliant! It invites you to make a short movie of the incident and then to run the movie as if you were an observer looking in from the outside. This helps you to detach from the pain of the incident, but it is also a way to get by any details that you either can't, or don't want to share. This means you can be completely open with yourself, but without you having to narate them, or have private details you'd rather keep to yourself, coming out in the therapy room.
There are others, but I think this gives you an idea of the kind of thing we will be doing during your session. All these techniques come with tapping, which is the hallmark of EFT.
Don't allow an accident to take away the pleasure and freedom of owning and driving your own car.
It's time to take action with a proven system of treatment. Whilst treating this condition I've developed a very effective set of protocols, that seem to work very quickly. One or more of these techniques may be included; EFT (Emotional Freedom Techinque), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) anchoring techniques. I invite anyone who has recently been in any kind of accident, or suffered some kind of trauma, to visit The Haven Healing Centre in Blagdon. Click the link for appointments and a treatment price list. I look forward to welcoming you soon where we can talk about a treatment plan structured around your needs. Phil.
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