Trauma is defined as a psychological and emotional response to an event or experience that has caused you substantial distress. This definition can also be loosely applied to describe something emotionally upsetting. For example, being involved in an accident, going through an illness, the loss of a loved one. Or going through something depressing and trying. This is like a divorce, surviving a hurricane and witnessing the disastrous effects of a tornado.
However, it also includes extreme circumstances that include incidents that are emotionally damaging. This can including rape, being subjected to or witnessing torture, or living through a war.
However, these definitions of trauma serve more as guidelines instead of fixed explanations. Because all events are viewed subjectively and trauma reactions fall across a wide spectrum of emotions.
Trauma And Memory
Trauma embeds itself into memory. If it becomes a memory, it is associated with a high level of emotion and can only be erased if the emotional depth is corrected. The mind absorbs the entire effect and energy of these memories and the negative emotions ultimately penetrate and contaminate our subconscious.
Some traumatic experiences even remain stored in the subconscious, even though we are not consciously or barely able to remember them. This has negative effects on the body, and, in the worst case, the psyche leads to autoimmune reactions.
How Can Trauma Reactions Be Processed?
The NIKU Method does not primarily deal with reactions after a traumatic experience. The NIKU Method supports the user in developing the competence to “say goodbye” to what has happened in a natural way, to “eliminate” it inwardly.
Needs are in the foreground. After a traumatic experience, psychological needs change. If these are recognized and satisfied, the new experience gains in importance. There is a high chance that the bad experience will be completely removed from the memory or dissolved. It becomes completely meaningless. The emotions now have more important things to process. This task now takes its proper place in the mental system (nervous system).
One of the tools used in the NIKU Method is the Trauma Area. The Trauma Area is the area in the NIKU app where scenarios are developed that may be particularly relevant.
Think In Scenarios
Here’s a little exercise for your healthy mental development. In your imagination, the leading role should be played by someone who could help you to feel safe and secure. This could be an imaginary person or even a book or film character. In fact, it could even be the Terminator. Simply choose someone who will be of great importance in your life. Or someone, you would like to have in an important role in your inner life and experiences.
Play around with the pleasant scenario until you feel as safe as a well-protected child. Only when you can perceive what it feels like to float in complete bliss have you reached the goal of the first exercise.
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Happiness and success are realizable for every human being. NIKU helps people to achieve them. Creating and applying scenarios correctly with the NIKU Method
It’s like jogging. You have to start with short distances and short time units and increase them bit by bit every day. The feeling of happiness and inner security must also first be learned. Emotions are like muscles – even if invisible. In the course of life, we must first become aware of them in order to strengthen them or, if necessary, to build them up in the first place.
If certain foundation stones were not laid or were laid too weakly in the primary development, they have to be laid or strengthened at a later point in time. This is possible with NIKU and can be learned quickly.
Emotions, Psychological Trauma And The NIKU Method
To dwell in the deepest happiness of being means to visit the place to which we like to return again and again in our lives. A place where we find protection or stability. As soon as we have bad experiences, we intuitively escape there. Into our childhood memories. These remain of the utmost importance for us throughout our lives.
Only this inner childlike security within us allows us to overcome a trauma – our emotional muscles, so to speak. Only when you have learned to build up these emotional muscles. And regain the feeling of security can you overcome trauma.
The scenario learned in the exercise is the first step towards independence and vitality.
How NIKU Helps With Trauma
Since a trauma is the result of an experience, namely an emotional injury and not an illness or disorder, a person can only overcome this naturally.
In our view, an effective way to deal with trauma is to create a strong positive inner representation. If this was created in a scenario. The strong inner reference person has a fixed place in the brain. It can be assumed that the desire for real life will prevail and trauma can thus be overcome.
The process consists of several phases and steps and can be seen as an inner journey. The NIKU app supports you in this process.
To try NIKU, download it from Apple App Store orthe Google PlayStore. This app works on ‘reframing of needs’ principal and functions as an online psychological counselor or a life coach, helping you look at life with a fresh, new perspective. Read our books: https://niku-neuro.com/niku-books/ Language Germany: https://niku.de/buecher/