Post-traumatic healing is a lifelong journey.
A life journey of an entity – an individual, a family, a country, an idea, an era , an event.
The use of the term “treatment” in relation to trauma and post-trauma is an inaccurate and even more so in association with a state of developed awareness. To understand the mismatch, It is enough to understand that treatment is an attempt to fix a problem, and that a post-trauma is not a problem.
Post-trauma is a given condition – although it is unpleasant state and usually not well-accepted by the one experiencing it and their surroundings, still, it’s a given condition. It’s a state that exposes the beginning of the direction and hints at the determined path, a path that starts with post-trauma, and its healing, if done correctly, will lead the person to his or her destiny.
Every post-trauma begins with a shaking encounter within a space of uncertainty, and from that precise moment, this entity will need to move, to recognize and learn their way. To shape it. To know it.
Because in the existing consciousness, questions arise such as “why did this happen to me”, “for what purpose”, “who is responsible and who is to blame”, “what now”, “who will help me”, “where do I go back from here?”. These questions have no real answers, because there is no place for such questions. Moreover, there is a tendency to search for a quick, familiar and easy solution, so that one can return to the routine or – “go back to normal”.
Yet, post-trauma is a sign of an event in which there is no one to blame, it has no magic cure, and above all, one must not try to return to the familiar routine from it.
What is it, then? It has the thread leading to a personalized medicine, for this entity, that only they can find.
Now, it is important to emphasize the issue of ‘returning to routine’. Who has not heard in their childhood, after falling off a bike, “the first thing you need to do is get back on it, so that you won’t develop a fear of bikes” in other words, getting back to normal.
Falling off a bike, however, is training on the same track we are walking on, so in such a situation, there is no argument about returning to the same routine, again and again, until we can ride the bike without fear.
On the other hand, a trauma, which brings with it post-trauma, is a sign that the path we are on is no longer suitable. Either we have outgrown it and need to switch to another path, or we initially have chose, a route that is not right for us.
Therefore, reverting to the same routine would be a waste of the track of recovery. It will return us to the starting point, and bring with it an unavoidable state of additional trauma that will eventually force us, one way or another, to shift to the right path for us.
We all have post-traumatic imprints, in one way or another, from such event or others.
Most of us do not openly see the underlying trauma that has turned us into post-traumatic individuals – the one that shapes who we are, determines our behavioral patterns, challenges, illnesses, sufferings, the legacy we pass on, and even the gifts it brings into our lives.
When trauma unfolds conspicuously in the public sphere, as it does in today’s context, it becomes a private ordeal for those directly affected. Simultaneously, it infiltrates the behavioral patterns and emotions of individuals within both immediate and distant circles, drawing upon unresolved aspects of the past that still await complete healing. In such instances, the emergence of trauma on a public stage presents a unique opportunity to embark on a profound healing journey, paving the way for a life unaffected by its lingering impact.
Delving into the depths of trauma is a challenging and often uncomfortable undertaking.
Embracing this depth requires a readiness that transcends mere understanding and logic. True and comprehensive healing only transpires when we willingly interconnect all facets – the known and the mysterious, the tangible and the intangible, the will and the action, the spiritual and the material realms.
So what should we do in the case of post-trauma?
We should acknowledge the opportunity and embark on a complete healing journey.
At “The Red Swan”, we look at things from a different perspective, and that’s why we are able to see beyond what is apparent from the usual perspective.
We see the physical body, the soul, and the system surrounding the individual as one functioning unit, like the gears of a watch that, when combined correctly, make it work with maximum precision. And then, with craftsmanship, love, modesty, and patience, we collaboratively build with the individual the path to the desired healing, which will allow him or her to move forward naturally.