• Luli Faber

Does the degree of the desire to feel determine emotional release & growth?

A video by AJ Miller (Jesus) on how to help people through childhood trauma as a therapist, and the effect it has on the body (20140604 Emotions S07Q06):

This is the question that is answered:

Q06: I'm reading an excellent book called Healing Developmental Trauma - How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship. In part 2 it talks about how the traumas of neglected basic/developmental needs and abuse affect the brain, endocrine system, chemical balance, etc. It cautions therapists to take the patient slowly through their healing process, especially when there has been severe trauma/abuse.

From what I have read in a few similar books, John Bradshaw's Homecoming included, they seem to be missing a point between understanding how the (soul) damage is created and the healing. With psychotherapy it seems to take a long time and many sessions for people to become healed. From my experience when people's (mine included) causal emotions are truly released, their attraction changed almost instantly, within 24 hours sometimes.

Would the chemical imbalance be corrected as rapidly as a result of this deep healing, or would that take time, as creating synapses, or grooves in the brain usually happens over time. And if it's not happening instantly, how could the transformation still happen, with no relapse? In the case of a person who went through repentance how lasting would the change be? I noticed that when repentance happened the changes are much more profound. Is it safe to say that there's no need to concern ourselves with the chemical imbalance and simply trust that a person will go where they need to go in their emotional processing to the degree of their desire to feel?

#childhoodtrauma #brain #healing