The primary aim of VectorCheck is to help individuals obtain clarity about their unique design and singular distinctive purpose. The VectorCheck Process places key puzzle pieces on the table that can be used to create a picture of the future that is both positive and attainable through focused and disciplined development. However, during the process of maturing into our purpose, we all must contend with obstacles that have the potential to distract and derail us from achieving our goals. The primary focus of the breakthrough coaching sessions is to address obstacles stemming from trauma, through a somatic (body) approach referred to as Somatic Trauma Resolution.
In simple terms, trauma can be defined as a perceived or actual threat to a person’s safety or well being. The body responds to a real or perceived threat in three ways: fight, flight or freeze. Of the three, it is the freeze response that causes the body to become immobilized, trapping the energy produced during the adrenaline rush rather then discharging it as it would be during the flight or fight response. Freezing can be a both an appropriate and successful survival response, however, in some circumstances can simply be the result of not knowing how to respond appropriately in a given moment. Over time, this trapped energy begins to negatively impact the autonomic nervous system and may cause a wide range of symptoms. In part, these symptoms can include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Intrusive images or flashbacks
- Extreme sensitivity to light and sound
- Dissociation (including denial)
- Feelings of helplessness
- Abrupt mood swings (eg rage reactions or temper tantrums)
- A reduced ability to deal with stress (easily and frequently stressed out)
- Hyper-vigilence (being “on guard” at all times)
- Exaggerated emotional and startle responses
- Nightmares and night terrors
The longer this energy is trapped in the body, the more likely it will manifest as
- Panic attacks
- Anxiety and phobias
- Mental “blankness” or “spaciness”
- Exaggerated startle response
- Avoidance behavior (avoiding certain circumstances)
- Attraction to dangerous situations
- Frequent crying
The beauty of the Somatic Trauma Resolution process is that the mind is at rest, simply observing and allowing the body time and space to move through the traumatic event at its own pace, slowly releasing the trapped energy and restoring health.
Through a unique coaching process that brings the Body, Soul and Spirit into awareness and alignment, these obstacles can be clearly identified and successfully overcome. This process is especially helpful for those who have encountered “shock trauma,” which is a single event or series of events that overwhelms one’s capacities, diminishing their ability to engage socially and meet life’s demands. This can include a surgery, car accident, abuse, fall or other type of injury.
As mentioned, the mind can perceive a threat that doesn’t actually come to pass. However, the body still enters into the threat response cycle, thus trauma is not just limited to an actual event and in cases where one’s “perception is reality,” can be worse because there is no opportunity to fight or flee, so the body continues to hold the energy from the resulting threat cycles.
Note: These sessions are not intended to replace the services of a primary care giver or licensed counselor, however, they can contribute to or potentially accelerate the process of “breaking through” to a place of greater health and freedom.