Chronic Fatigue Recovery needs a holistic approach

Chronic Fatigue Recovery involves a multi-pronged approach

Chronic Fatigue Recovery doesn’t mean go back to doing what we did that triggered it off in the first place. It forces us to change our lifestyle in major radical ways. Have you noticed that when you try to resume activities that you did prior to a rest period – your body hits back with fatigue or pain?  🙁

Does this mean laying down in defeat?

Today’s TRE workshop showed us that we can recover if we are prepared to listen to our body, learn about causes and heal them, learn how manage the body’s reactions, understand the stress response and how to build resilience – we can begin a slow recovery.

Taking Charge of our Healing

Start your Recovery

Start your Recovery

At our workshop we discussed the Polyvagal Theory and here is an informative book ON SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND $7.49 🙂

It looks complicated doesn’t it?  It covers technical information but not a lot of specific ‘fix-it’ info. He mentions neuromodulation of the Vagus nerve treatment, so I’ve googled it and found a review worth reading which also gives a better picture of what it entails.

If healing fatigue conditions was simple, it wouldn’t be such a wide-spread problem. Whilst you are giving yourself the important rest that you need, why not inspire yourself by having a read.

The first step to recovery is EDUCATION about the causes where you will relate to what applies to you!  From there you can make some decisions about what you will cut out of your life, and what you will add. Scan down to an earlier blog about one of the basics to address 🙂

Relationship Support & Understanding

Like all trauma-related situations, it’s difficult for the rest of the family when trauma hits one of them. The family resists change, so when the most active member has pushed themselves too hard and ended up with a Fatigue Condition – it’s really hard for the others to pick up all the extra work – plus give empathetic support to the one who is exhausted.

Chronic Fatigue Recovery

Chronic Fatigue Recovery

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to learn how to give really empathetic support to your loved one – spouse, partner, parent or child! 

 

Inter-generational Trauma – start healing today

Inter-generational Trauma – Learning to stop cycles

Inter-generational Trauma can get more complicated or

We can take steps to heal it so that we don’t pass it on to our children, and grand-children.

The first step is becoming aware of what is healthy functioning, because whatever we grow up with is ‘normal’ to us and our family.

Inter-generational Trauma

Healing Inter-generational Trauma

It’s familiar.

 

How to Identify Inter-generational Trauma

It is always useful to attend personal development workshops to get ahead in our highly competitive world. Often through sharing at this deeper level, we become aware of different ‘normals’ or can rate ourselves using questionnaires. Have you discovered that you are above or below average for anxiety, obsessive behaviours or being eager to please?

 

Reading books is another great source of insight.

I am writing a book about a lady’s exploration of the impact of her grandmother’s trauma on different generations of her family. She is a grandchild who has the opportunity to observe her grandmother’s great great grandchildren – 5 generations behaviour patterns to learn from.  You might like to follow the Facebook page

 

At school or other interactions with peers, we discover that our family’s way of doing things is ‘different’;

we hear about aspects of other’s lives which we wish for.

Film and social media have also taken us into other’s worlds or experiences

 

Questioning Family Norms

Whatever it is that starts you talking to others about things which concern you; the most important thing to do is honour yourself by seeking assistance to improve your situation, feelings and future.

 

Options

  1. Individual Counselling
  2. Imago Relationship Therapy/coaching
  3. Group Support & Therapy

 

How does Relationship Therapy heal Inter-generational Trauma?

Imago Relationship Therapy training started as a balance to my trauma work; but I found it to be my most powerful tool to heal trauma!

  • Who do you spend most time with?

    Healing Relationships

    Healing Relationships

  • Whose opinions, comments and actions do you value most?

An hour’s counselling is paddling upstream if a person’s home environment or family relationships are not helping the healing process.

By empowering a person’s significant other with skills to give the support that the person needs improves the relationship. Our loved ones can suffer secondary traumatic stress from not knowing what to do. When they learn what is the best way to respond – both you and  they feel empowered and experience healing from each other!

Ph 0417 997 016 today to book an appointment

PTSD & Chronic Pain or Fatigue conditions

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue are related

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue seem to be associated with each other more often than not.

Have you developed Fibromyalgia?

A search for Causes of Fibromyalgia produced a list of 9 possible causes to explore and included the following:-

Traumatic Events and Stress

The adrenal glands become fatigued when a person undergoes a traumatic event or suffers from stress. Often fibromyalgia symptoms first begin to appear following a traumatic experience in a person’s life and stress is well-known to exacerbate the symptoms.”

Looking back, I can verify that my own Fibromyalgic pain becomes severe  in exactly the pattern described above. I also found out the hard way that having a feast of crisp chip/wedges and other fried foods whilst out the other evening made the pain flare up unbelieveably. So I googled and learned things like the following about Inflammatory Foods!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [CFS] related to PTSD

Whilst there are more possible causes for CFS, this article about Childhood Trauma having strong links to CFS is worth reading.

Manage Inflammation & Fatigue by Diet

Your vegetable garden contains the best diet!

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue Management

By “wrong diet,” we’re talking about the typical Western diet which is full of inflammation-inducing foods. Think: fried foods, refined flours and sugars, hormone- and antibiotic-laden animal products, synthetic sweeteners, and artificial food additives.

So if you’re constantly noshing on these items, your body will begin to transition into a state of chronic inflammation. This inflammatory, high-energy diet builds belly fat, reduces levels of gut-healthy probiotics, induces weight gain, causes joint pain, bloating, and fatigue, and has been connected with a host of diseases, from diabetes and obesity to heart disease and cancer. And it gets worse: Once you get belly fat, just like an active volcano, it can start spewing out dangerous substances through a condition called “leaky gut.”

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue Treatments

Dr T has a comprehensive program to offer people which centres around diet management!  Have a look around his web-pages

BUT CHECK OUT THESE WARNINGS by a Fibro/Fatigue Blogger who has FIBROMYALGIA, was a journalist and now researcher

 

EMDR is Trauma Healing using a Natural method – try it

EMDR is the Most Effective way to Heal from Trama

EMDR is a Natural method which doesn’t require much talking about the trauma 🙂  This can be the hardest part for people to do because we don’t always have words for such an overwhelming experience.

Too hard to get through?

Too hard to get through?

How does EMDR work?

EMDR seems to activate your coping skills to deal with the present‑day impact of the trauma.

EMDR is a procedure which can help you:-

  • Desensitise the images and feelings associated with the trauma, so that they become ‘just a memory’.
  • Recognise and work on feelings and thoughts that come up with the trauma.
  • Think differently about yourself in relation to the trauma.
  • Get through processing it 🙂

 

EMDR is for people who will commit to at least 6 sessions

The therapist will talk with you about yourself in an effort to understand the history of your difficulties and how they are affecting your current life. This may take one or two sessions.

When we begin the eye movement process, we allow 90 minutes because it is not possible to predict what will emerge. You may take a little while to get used to it before your brain unfreezes it’s processing, then we need to achieve some positive outcome before the end of the session.

The hardest and slowest part is setting up the beliefs which we will work on – so that is what takes the longest in the first session.

So give yourself a chance to really make it through the tunnel 🙂

EMDR is light at end of tunnel

EMDR is light at end of tunnel

How will You know if EMDR is working?

You and your therapist will often know if EMDR is going to be useful to you in one or two sessions.

It is hard to predict, in general, how long EMDR treatment will take.

You may experience sufficient relief from your symptoms in as few as one to six sessions, or EMDR may be a procedure that you and your therapist use as part of a longer-term therapy process for several months to deal with various problems and issues.