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When I first started practicing breathwork exercises I experienced pretty intense sensations and body tremoring/jerking. After practicing for some time now, I have found that I do not feel the same intense tingling sensations throughout my body and the tremoring/jerking I usually experience after the exercise has subsided significantly. Does this mean it is not working as well or is my body just getting used to the exercises? I am assuming the tremoring/jerking is the body's way of releasing trauma. I used to experience this every time I did breathwork or meditation and also on a psilocybin journey. I was thinking that maybe I have released a lot of the pent-up trauma and now it is only the daily bits of trauma that need to be released. What about the tingling? I used to love this as it made me feel so alive. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
I agree as well and I used to experience a great amount of tetany during session but not nearly as much these days. I believe it is showing me that I have come a great distance and done major healing looking within through these journeys that Brian has shared with us. Thank you for all you continue to do for our community @Brian Kelly and others in this group!!! It is an honor for me to be part of this group!!
Good morning beautiful ones. I am reaching out for support. Some days living with cptsd kicks my a**. I find myself in a self-saboatge shame cycle again and this one has been a doozy. Full of overwhelm, avoidance, self-deprecating self talk, binge eating and spending money recklessly. Laying on the couch doom scrolling. Ugh. I feel shame around not leading a single journey thus far. I did some Journaling this morning and my shame is wrapped around success, that's all that mattered to my ex. If I didn't succeed at something, and I never did in his eyes, I wasnt good enough, smart enough, worthy enough, deserving of anything. I wasn't wife enough or mother enough. I'd never get it right and I'd just mess things up for him to have to fix. Better of just staying in the background as a pretty little thing. Just a trophy wife. More that 20 years of manipulation, control, gaslighting, abuse. That's the garbage that still runs through my head nearly 10 years later. I'm free now but I'm not. I am so afraid of not succeeding. That fear becomes paralyzing. I numb out, that became my befault survival mechanism. Even though I'm in a safe, loving and supportive marriage now my brain doesn't always believe it. Ive been working on healing my mind, making better connections and associations for my mind. I know what I need to do but I can't get my mind, body and emotions together to do it. To that end I am asking for recommendations on journeys to help get me up and over this bump in the road. I haven't done a journey in a couple weeks and I definitely feel the difference. Maybe I need to revisit a journey I've already done? I overthink everything so help me keep it simple! I know I can't effectively use the medicine of breathwork to help others if I don't use it first to help myself. Thank you all for being the amazing human beings you are. ❤️
@Michelle Voytko I can relate to the shame, guilt, regret, remorse and repeat....I deal with CPTSD and it is no fun. At times it seems like I am gaining traction and going somewhere and then all of a sudden I have reason or excuses and talk myself out of moving forward and backslide into depression once again. It can get very dark from time to time but I can look back and see how far I have come and I'm still here!!! Hang in there and know you are not alone so keep pushing through it!!🙏
I had the honor of guiding a veteran and former police officer in a journey today. His situation was so dire that his counselor came and sat in the other room in case he needed additional support. I wrote a journey based on a phrase I heard from the book "The Body Keeps the Score". Th title of my journey was That Was Then and This is Now. I am so happy to report that his heart was moved throughout the journey with tears and when we screamed together, I felt such deep pain release. He has signed up for a series of five journeys for those with severe PTSD. When his counselor saw him she said that he looked more calm than she had seen him in six years. So many courageous soldiers and police officers have lost the ability to deeply enjoy life and relax their vigilence. This is such an important demographic to reach out to. Many, like this man, are at the end of their rope. He wept long and hard today to just get some of his pain released. I look forward to meeting with him again. If you are stuck on journey themes, think about things you are learning from books you are reading and don't forget the magic of creating a series of journeys for particular demographics. We all know that this isn't a once and done kind of healing path. Providing support thematically could be a great benefit to your clients!