5 Keys to Trauma, Stress and Grief Recovery
Specific techniques anyone can use to find relief from symptoms that interfere with normal life functioning. Dani works with Somatic Experiencing, a trauma healing method that helped her own recovery from her NDE, brought about by a car accident in 2004, which resulted in major life transformation. Dani will describe the energy anatomy of a NDE, which can only be fully understood with knowledge of the human energy field or aura.
Presented October 8th, 2014, at the International Association of Near Death Studies, Santa Barbara monthly meeting.
Thank you for coming. And a deep thank you to Barbara Bartolome and the board for founding this group, I am very grateful to be a member. What this group has done for me personally, is given me repeated reminders that there is life after life, and that we all have a divine purpose here on this earth plane. Being part of this group has also helped me put into perspective a series of personal losses over the past few years, and given me great comfort that my dear ones are very happy on the other side.
I became curious about the traumatic after effects of a NDE, as a result of a conversation I had with Michael Kinsella, who has been doing research on the broader subject of NDE’s with the people in this community. The transcendent part of the NDE is such a transformative experience, that the effects of the traumatic experience on the body and psyche are rarely processed or talked about in these circles. I have been a member of IANDS for a little over three years and I have rarely heard anyone speak about the process of healing the traumatic aspects of the NDE.
Last month as Joel Olson was telling his very moving story of losing his wife and child in a car accident, which resulted in multiple injuries including an amputated leg, I was acutely aware of the help that he could have had processing some of the traumatic after effects of his ordeal.
So tonight I would like to cover 3 subjects:
First, my own NDE experience in order to make a bridge to more general information about trauma and PTSD.
Then, I will talk about what actually happens in the subtle body, or aura, to allow the consciousness to leave the body and cause a NDE.
Lastly I will describe 5 keys to healing trauma that may be useful to you or your loved ones. It is my passion to share these keys to healing so that you can help yourself or others who are in
traumatic or stressful situations.
In my own process I discovered that many years after a traumatic event I still had trauma lodged in my body, and I was able to heal it!
So I will use my personal story, as an example of some of the stages of trauma healing that everyone encounters.
In 2004 I had an almost transcendent near death experience, through a car accident, during which I was unconsciously, and then consciously out of my body.
One of questions that I would like you all to think about in terms of your own experiences, is what was going on in your life before your NDE? And, were the circumstances in your life already under some sort of stress or in great transition? Why do you think this event happened at this particular moment in time?
In my case I was in the process of leaving a teacher, at a healing school where I had been a teacher for nine years and a part of a community that I had been part of for over 12 years. I was worried that I was committing “professional suicide” as this community was the source of my referrals for clients, and the place where I had formed the deepest family of soul friends.
I am from the East Coast, born in Queens NY. At the time I was living in a beautiful river town in New Jersey called Lambertville.It was 12 noon on a cold January day as I got into my car to drive to a neighboring town to run a supervision group for healers in the community. It had snowed the night before, but the sun was out and the roads were clear. It was going to be one of my last groups, and I was definitely sad and worried that if I left the school I would no longer have opportunities like this.
I was driving along, at around 40 mph, on a road between two towns. The snow removal wasn’t as good on this country road as it was inside the town. The snow was piled up in 4’ high embankments on the sides of the road, spilling into the driving lanes.
Somehow, the passenger side wheels of my car hit a patch of dry ice, hidden under the snow on the side of the road, and I lost control of the car.
The last thing I remember is a strange sensation in my hands, as I gripped the steering wheel. When I became conscious again, I was above my body, watching myself joke with a man who was in my car. This man wasn’t with me before the accident, but I was relaxed, peaceful and somehow talking through my body, while most of my consciousness was above my body. When I remember that moment now, it was the most peaceful state I have ever experienced.
As an energy healer I am always working with consciousness and energy, so my perceptual framework has been beyond the limiting bounds of the physical plane for many years.
Although I had out of body experiences before, this was very different….not only the peacefulness…but there was no connection to the current life and body of this person called Dani….only awareness was present. I was pure consciousness itself.
I will never forget coming back into my body. I slipped in like a hand entering a glove. Stopping in midsentence from whatever the body had been saying, I re-noticed the man, and with a growing sense of alarm and panic asked: “Who are you, and what are you doing in my car?” He said: “Don’t move, you have been in a car accident, the ambulance is on the way.”
The first thing I did upon hearing that was to see if I could move my toes and fingers. I was re-connecting my consciousness with my body and motor senses. This reconnection is very important in the healing of trauma.
The man in the car told me I had been in an accident, which up to this time I was completely unaware of…he said: “Look at your car!”
When I let me eyes go outwards to look at the car and my surroundings, I was filled with panic and disorientation, another hallmark of trauma.
My car was totaled, the windshield was cracked, I was still strapped in by the seat belt and no air bags had gone off. I had no sense of who I was, where I was going or who to call. I was simply
consciousness itself, not identified with my life or my body.
If this hadn’t been induced by trauma, it would have been a spiritual experience. I had enough experience as a meditator to know this, but I was disoriented, frightened and in shock.
When I called this man a week later, I found out that my car had slipped on black ice, gone over an embankment, flipped a few times in the air, and landed upright in a field. He told me I had launched into the air over a fire hydrant and between two telephone poles, somehow not hitting any of them. He watched this from the opposite lane of oncoming traffic and then ran into the field to see what happened to me.
I was released from the hospital within a few hours with only a scratch on my head and arm, and a slight concussion.
Weeks later, I was going to a spiritual retreat in Hawaii, on a plane which was circling in the air before landing. I had a panic attack, got nauseous, and went into fear.
Another symptom of post-traumatic stress: something in present time, sets off a sensory memory from the past event.
In the weeks afterwards, I did quite a few things to heal, but it wasn’t until 6 years later, when I was in the middle of my Somatic Experiencing training, that I processed the physiological symptoms that were still in my body!
Some of these symptoms were: needing chronic chiropractic adjustments because of neck pain, loss of muscle fluidity in my upper and lower body, nausea, brain fog and confusion in moving vehicles when I wasn’t driving.
Even though my experience did not include the tunnel and bright light, it was never-the-less life changing. It took months to reconnect fully to my body, and during that time I felt a huge freedom to redefine my life from the larger perspective that I was not just my body.
I was flooded with the knowledge that I could create any kind of life I wanted, by changing the choices I was making. I had no fear about doing this. I made the decision to move to California, and also to fully end the professional relationship that I had outgrown.
I would like to go into a bit more detail about PTSD symptoms so that you can identify them for yourselves, in your own healing process.
As some of you know I sent out a survey questionnaire about some possible symptoms that could show up after a NDE, and sure enough, those of you who responded, did have many of the symptoms that I would consider part of the post-traumatic stress response.
I think there are several reasons these symptoms are not mentioned often:
People try to “get over them” and carry on with their life. This is very common.
People have no one to talk to who will understand their experience.
After experiencing “the other side” during a NDE the sense of disorientation is so great, that everything about life on this earth seems different and overwhelming and there is no access to the right kind of help. Many of you have waited 10-12 years before talking publically about your experience. There is the sense that no one shares your viewpoint or experience, or can be a bridge between the spiritual vision that you experienced and the earth plane. So this is one form of NDE stress.
Robert Johnson, a well-known Jungian therapist, had a NDE after a car accident when he was 11 yrs old, after which he lost his leg. He had a glimpse of heaven that he called the Golden world.
“Managing crutches, getting used to an artificial leg, adapting to the world as a handicapped person were hard enough, the loss of the “Golden World” after having seen the pure source of beauty, that was the most difficult. It’s better to live in oblivion of that world than to be teased by it”. Robert Johnson spent the rest of his life trying to recapture his experience on the earth plane, and of course couldn’t, and suffered from depression most of his life.
The other form of stress/trauma comes from the circumstances that created the NDE itself. And even though there is this transcendent experience, the fight flight or freeze response can stay incomplete in the body and cause somatic symptoms. Many people are not aware that these are symptoms of PTSD, because they don’t have enough awareness of what PTSD is.
Somatic Experiencing, the 3 year training that I did, is a natural, organic way of providing the conditions for the body to heal itself of trauma. I will be talking more about some of the key healing points that are rooted in this technique later.
Peter Levine, the founder of Somatic Experiencing has said:
“Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the event itself. They arise when residual energy from the experience is not discharged from the body. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system, where it can wreck havoc with our bodies and minds.”
Trauma happens when the initial impulses to fight or flee are not effective and we have no control over the threat. There is loss of control, panic and fear come up and there is an inability to act
through our motor senses to resolve the situation.
Freeze happens as a last resort, and when we shut down as if dead. Freeze is paralysis, the strategy that animals use when the predator is very close. With freeze there is very often disassociation and a sense of being above the body. If we have lived to tell the tale, one of
these methods of defense has worked and we have survived.
After experiencing a traumatic event, PTSD is anything that keeps you from being fully in the present. One can be stuck in repeated thoughts, images or fully sensory flashbacks of the event. Or the opposite: an avoidance and shut down of thoughts or images of the event, which leads to symptoms that don’t seem to be related to the event, but in fact are.
Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress
- A sense of isolation from your former life and friends
- A sense of disorientation even in familiar locations
- Depression, anxiety or numbing of feelings
- Inability to move forward in life and resume normal activities
- An overwhelming desire to flee when stressful events are present
- An overwhelming desire to fight when stressful events are present
- Spaciness and episodes of disassociation
- Hyper-vigilence, phobias, terror
- Problems with relationship, divorce
Sometimes these symptoms may not be severe enough to be called PTSD, but never the less they interfere with normal functioning. I am thinking about coining a new name for these symptoms, perhaps PNDES, Post Near Death Experience Symptoms, not syndrome.
In order to understand why there may be negative symptoms from the NDE I want to talk about the following question:
How does the NDE happen?
In all the reading that I have done, and in all the talks I have attended I am quite surprised and bewildered that no one is talking about the subtle energy body and the HOW of a NDE, how does it happen?
This question can’t be answered by traditional science, we need spiritual science to explain it. Spiritual science is the study of the subtle body, which is the human energy system and the aura, the energy field around the body. Spiritual science answers the question of how we are wired for transcendent consciousness, or in other words how we are “wired for God.”
What happens in the energy body?
Our subtle body, or aura extends out from the physical body around 1-3 feet. It is like an energy bubble. It is the energetic blueprint for everything that is in our physical body.
It has different layers, and to those who are clairvoyant, different colors.
It also has many different channels through which energy flows, and the larger centers are called chakras, (7) and the smaller channels are called nadi’s. These are the same as meridians in acupuncture.
It is said that there are 72000 nadi’s in the human energy system. Some part of the subtle body remains after we die and is carried from life to life in etheric or subtle energy form. This part contains our vasanas and samskaras, (Sanskrit word for desires and tendencies) which are from previous lives.
It is these desires and tendencies that cause us to reincarnate and take a body.
It is through this part of the subtle energy body, which does not die with death, that our soul connects in the womb with the fetus, through the vehicle of Prana, with a capital P.
Prana with a capitol P, is not just energy as it is called in the west, but is OF the divine. It is like the breath and life force of God/The Divine, and it starts the soul’s journey in this life, and in this body.
Prana has 5 life functions, one of which is prana with a small “p” more commonly known as energy and vitality.
So just to repeat, Prana with a capitol P is the life force of the individual, and is of the divine. Prana with a little p is more like what we call energy in the body.
In the NDE, in deep spiritual experiences and at death, it is Prana with a capitol P that leaves the physical body and functions in the subtle body.
How? To understand this, we need some more subtle body anatomy.
The aura and the four inch gap:
This info is from spiritual directors with whom I have worked for over 12 years, Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care. (see resources at end)
In this picture you can see the personal energy field, known as the aura, extending from the body in an egg like shape. This creates the experience of having a separate sense of self, your personal energy bubble, also known as the microcosm.
However between our personal energy bubble and the macrocosm (divine consciousness, or cosmic consciousness), there is a four inch gap. It is this gap that allows us to feel separate from God, and have the experience of merging with the divine, or searching for the divine.
In the moment of leaving the body during a NDE, there is a gathering of Prana and consciousness, from the lower energy centers and they all go upwards through Brahma Nadi to the top of the head.
Brahma nadi, is thin like a thread and exists at the crown of the head. Brahma is a name for the Absolute in Sanskrit.
Brahma nadi has the capacity to connect the soul to the macrocosm, the experience of God, absolute reality and light.
It is also a bit like going through the eye of a needle. It is a rare occurrence. Brahma Nadi is connected to 12 petals of the 1000 petaled lotus at the crown, and when these petals light up, due to energy passing through them, there can be many divine experiences.
The four inch gap is then filled with light and the person feel at one with the universe! An experience often described by NDE’ers.
Brahma Nadi is also active during orgasm, which is why orgasm is often called the “little death”.
The passage of prana and consciousness through this narrow, subtle nadi, which looks like a tube, may very well be the origin of the tunnel of light experience.
As the four inch gap fills, one can experience celestial beings, angels, ancestors, dead people and other realms of existence. These are real realms, not usually accessible in waking consciousness, unless of course you have been trained (like healers are trained) to traverse these realms while conscious.
When the prana and consciousness are detached from the physical body, the mind /body connection is broken:
However, prana/consciousness is still operating on the subtle planes, temporarily disconnected from the physical body.
Subtle sensing takes over, and we can have subtle hearing, seeing, smelling and touching. This explains how NDE’ers can know what is happening around them even though their body is “dead”.
If the person actually dies, then the soul travels to the appropriate realm for after death processing. If the person is told to come back, the prana/consciousness goes back into the body, and the physical senses slowly connect back with body/mind. This can be a big shock to someone who has never experienced other levels of reality not connected to the physical body.
Here’s the good news and the bad news about this:
Good news: There is a permanent elevation of consciousness from the NDE, that because of the passage through Brahma Nadi, This gives the person access to psychic information,
subtle perception and strong intuition.
Bad news: It can set off a massive purification process akin to what happens after very deep spiritual awakening. With an NDE it can be very intense, because you have been given a sudden taste of divine presence. This purification process can bring up lots of old issues and baggage previously ignored.
It is as if gates of awareness and consciousness have opened through the NDE that may have been previously blocked. Not only that, but the elevation of consciousness through Brahma Nadi gives a glimpse of the God experience. The glimpse of God experience is real, but not often permanent, because the person still has incomplete business here on the earth plane and in the body.
Also the prana system may have been toxic or weak before the NDE and not able to sustain contact with the higher levels of consciousness. The purification process enables us to remove the obstacles that keep us from that complete union with the divine.
Unfinished business is also a process of emptying the bag of vasanas and samskaras (desires and tendencies) that we each carry.
So, no wonder people come back from a NDE feeling disoriented, like being a stranger in a strange land! The microcosm of your ordinary reality has just been joined with the macrocosm of absolute reality!! This is a radical change in perception.
When your prana re-enters your body, you find yourself back in a very small, dense sack of skin, your body, which carries with it all the baggage associated with this and previous incarnations. Yet, you have just experienced mind-blowing expansion and freedom from the physical body. This is very big gap to negotiate as one tries to return to any sense of a normal life.
Now I want to talk about symptoms of trauma, which can be in our bodies from the event itself.
Finding the Mending Zones
The top band of this diagram shows a normal nervous system, it shows a flow of the river of life contained within the banks of its container.
On any normal day the nervous system gets activated by little scares, loud noises, cars cutting us off on the freeway and small accidents. You all know what this is like as your sympathetic nervous system gets activated to gear us up to react to danger.
Your heart rate increases, you look around for danger, adrenaline increases, muscles tense, and in split seconds your automatically ascertain which muscles need to move to get you away from danger.
Do you need to fight, flee or freeze?
We are wired to rebound and settle after a threat. Our parasympathetic nervous system helps us return to normal functioning: the heartbeat slows down, the eyes relax, muscles relax and adrenaline decreases.
Spikes in nervous system activation are caused by a threat, and this will cause a loss of resiliency in the response of the nervous system.
The flow of normal energy and consciousness, which we talked about earlier as both prana and Prana is impeded or diminished. We can’t recover quickly and we get stuck.
In healing trauma the aim is to bring resiliency back into the nervous system and to discharge the energy of any incomplete process.
Basic principles for cooperating with your own nervous system:
ORIENTING, RESOURCING, PENDULATION, TITRATION, DISCHARGE
I will describe these one by one so you can get a sense of them:
Remember earlier when I spoke about my car accident, my eyes went outwards and I felt panic as I noticed that my car was totaled?
Well that panic was still in my nervous system years later. Working with the orienting response is allowing the eyes to go outwards and be drawn towards looking at something pleasant.
This becomes a counter point to images that are frozen in memory that are not pleasant, or more likely, traumatic to look at.
Orienting to present time and space helped me to counter act the feeling of the car having flying through the air and flipping. It helped me release the nauseousness I was experiencing in moving vehicles.
Orienting in this way is a very important preface to working with the sense of disorientation after traumatic events.
You can all try this right now by taking a moment to look around the room and allow your eyes to go where they would like to go. Notice how this feels in your body. Is it pleasant? Does your breath change? Do you have any feeling of warmth or other sensations? Orienting brings our consciousness out of the interior of the body to the exterior environment. This can diminish unpleasant sensations or anxiety that may have come up inside our bodies.
Sometimes after a lot of initial work has been done on the sense of safety, I help people orient to where the danger was at the time of the event. For example if a car came out of nowhere and hit the left side of your vehicle you may never have had the time to orient with your eyes and body to the danger. Another example is orienting to where the exits are in any room, which gives a sense of safety and allows the body to relax.
The movements of the head and eyes get frozen during a traumatic event. Orienting with conscious awareness can unfreeze the body and allow for discharge of held energy.
Here’s another example from my own process of orienting to the earth plane after an out of body experience:
When I was in Hawaii, my friends buried me in the sand for a few hours, with just my head sticking out. I rested and felt the ground and the power of Pele, the Goddess/mother deity who is really palpable in Hawaii. This helped me orient towards the earth, which was important because I had flown through the air in the vehicle, and I wasn’t grounded. I felt held by the warm sand and it helped me feel like I could be contained in my body in a safe way once again.
Resources are internal or external anchors that help you feel calmer or less activated. They are real or imagined people, places or things that give you a sense of calm and peacefulness.
They help bring about decreased muscle tension, lowered heart rate and blood pressure, deeper breathing and a peaceful mood.
These are resources you can use for yourself when you feel activated, or to help someone else feel less activation.
If you are the one who is present with someone after a traumatic event:
Tell them they are safe, and that help is on the way, if that is true.
Gentle touch, is very helpful, like holding a hand, something that says: “you are not alone”.
In my case, the man who was with me in the car told me he had called the ambulance and that it would be there shortly.
Later on, two women from the group I was supposed to be leading, came to the hospital and stayed with me till I was released and then drove me home. I was very touched by their company, because I felt so alone. I had no clothes, as they were all cut off in the ambulance, (including my favorite ski jacket) so one of the women took off her own coat and wrapped me in it for the ride home.
To this day, when I think of their company and the warmth of that coat I relax and I can breathe. They were a resource for me.
Another resource that appeared for me rather unexpectedly:
When I went back to the car, which had been towed, I was shocked to see how much damage there was. The windshields were broken, the drivers side was crashed inwards, the tires were blown and all the contents of my trunk were thrown forward into the front seat.
When I looked down at the passenger seat, my date book was sitting there, in pristine condition, opened to a page with a picture of my new spiritual teacher…..I took that as a sign from the universe that I was protected by something greater.
A few weeks after my accident, I decided to adopt a cat and that became a great resource for healing and keeping me in present time.
Sometimes a resource is something from the past that you remember, like a time when you felt at ease, relaxed, safe.
For a client who had suffered from long time abuse, the resource was a tree in her backyard that she “entered” whenever she was scared. She would feel her consciousness become one with the tree and she could feel safe even though the circumstances at home were still scary. This tree was her ally and lifesaver through out her childhood. So sometimes in a session, I would have her go back to her tree in her mind, so that she could gather her resources to proceed further with the story of her trauma.
To access the felt sense of a resource think of a time you felt at ease, safe and comfortable in your body.
We can all try that right now, remember such a time In your life. Be very specific and as you remember that time, how does that memory register in your body? What happens inside as you think of it?
What do you notice? Breath releases or deepens, perhaps there is a relaxing of the shoulders, or tummy or a sensation somewhere in your body, be curious and follow that sensation or experience.
Pendulation is based on the inherent rhythm of the nervous system to move between expansion and contraction.
In trauma healing we want to alternate or pendulate between small amounts of story and discharge and a felt sense of relaxation, resourcing and orienting. This is called pendulation.
Most people just want to rush to the finish in the telling of their storywhich in the case of the NDE is the light in the tunnel and the transcendent feeling. They want to tell you all the things that happened that were overwhelming or happening too fast.
Pendulation along with titration allows for time to integrate the nervous system’s reaction to what happened.
Pendulation can mean that after a particularly deep piece of work, I just chat with someone about things that they love. This is resourcing and gives the nervous system a chance to recalibrate. It is a natural and organic movement back to pleasure and relaxation.
Have you ever noticed that when someone tells the story of a traumatic event that has happened to them, very often their voice speeds up, their breathing stops, and perhaps their eyes get a bit glassy or frozen or they go out of their body?
That is because there is activation present in their nervous system and they are reliving the experience every time they tell their story.
Titration is processing the event one piece at a time so that your system is not overwhelmed and re-traumatized.
Titration means slowing down the story of the event so that the nervous system can metabolize trauma/stress with out getting overwhelmed all over again.
Telling your story over and over again, without awareness of titration and discharge does not complete the healing of the nervous system. It may be comforting on a social engagement level, and that alone is somewhat healing. But taking the time and space to take each step of the event slowly, and discharge the activation in small amounts is what is healing.
Titration can look like freeze framing moments of an event and processing the emotions, images, sensations and feelings of each moment.
Discharge allows the stuck or trapped energy to leave the body. It can produce movements or sensations like tingling, trembling, shaking, laughing, crying, deep breaths, fight or flight gestures, chills, flushing with heat, and yawning.
Shaking, quaking, shivering are normal ways that our nervous system shakes off stress and comes back to equilibrium. You have seen dogs and cats do this after facing danger, as do wild animals. Spontaneous movements happen as we allow ourselves to relax and let our body guide our healing. This allows our nervous system to calm down and reset.
Examples: The gestures of wanting to push away an intruder, swim to safety, running to flee danger, fists tensing to fight, can all reappear in a session as incomplete movements from a dangerous situation.
In my case I worked a lot with the sense of gripping the steering wheel before I lost consciousness and as I slowed this sensations down, my whole body went through an unwinding process. The bracing in my body that must have been present when the car went out of control, released.
All these movements can be stuck in the body and will discharge involuntarily and naturally as we slow down our story and make room for them.
Signs of Recovery:
Hyper-vigilence declines, curiosity increases
Making decisions gets easier
Social engagement resumes in life, work and relationship
Confidence replaces overwhelm
Sleep and digestion improve
Feeling more safety and connection
In trauma healing we don’t deactivate people, we support the system to deactivate, discharge and come to a more present state. There is no set formula for this work, and it is quite subtle and requires the practitioner to be very observant of physiological signs in the body.
If you are willing, we can have a small experience of all that we have been talking about, a titrated, not too big experience, since we are in a group. It will give you the feeling of what its like to do one small piece of orientation, titration, pendulation and possible discharge.
Take a moment again and let your eyes roam around the room, being curious, letting them go where they want to go…..as you find something to look at, be aware of what you experience inside……
Now remember a time when you felt at ease, things were good, you were relaxed and calm. Notice your experience inside….feel that ease in a sensate way….stay with your experience.
Now bring to mind a time when you were stressed or not at ease…please don’t pick the most traumatic incident in your life for this exercise….simply a time that was distressing in some
way. Notice your experience inside….simply stay with it if you can….noticing if anything wants to disperse or discharge from your body. Allow that to happen naturally.
Come back outside your body by letting your eyes roam around the room, again noticing, being curious….has anything changed inside or outside?
Some people who answered the questionnaire, described having both hyperactivity and fatigue, excessive feelings as well as numbness. Recovering from a traumatic event can be a rollercoaster ride, run by your nervous system. It can feel a little like pressing the gas pedal and the brakes at the same time.
I hope that by naming some of the symptoms you will realize that you are not crazy, there is no need for shame if you have these symptoms and that there is help available.
As trauma is released one can have more capacity to expand and enjoy the transcendent revelations of the NDE experience.
There won’t be as large a gap between your inner experience and the outer world. You will have more resiliency and coping mechanisms, and be able to integrate the totality of your experience into your life.
Right company and social engagement help heal the sense of isolation and loneliness. This too heals the nervous system.
To find a Somatic Experience Practitioner go to www.traumahealing.com, and click on “find a practitioner”.
I do this work locally and long distance, through skype or phone, by appointment.
You can reach me at: Dantman170@aol.com, or through my website: www.daniantman.com
I recommend two books on trauma healing by Peter Levine:
In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness and Waking the Tiger
For info about Kundalini experience and spiritual emergency:
Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care, PKYC, www.kundalinicare.com
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Symptoms that are holding you back in life can be healed quickly!