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Why you dont need a life coach

Answer honestly….

Have you been feeling overwhelmed?

…Doubt yourself?

…and maybe even feeling a bit on the edge and nervous lately?

Well today is your lucky day! (for real)

Because I am just about to launch an amazing system that has the very real potential to turn your life on its head…in a good way!

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Let’s talk about Stress and Trauma

What is PTSD?

The condition known as PTSD is also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

About one in ten Canadians and approximately 7.5% of Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

PTSD can present in very complex ways and many sufferers of the condition may not even be aware that they have PTSD at all and just think that they have anxiety and have difficulty interacting with society in a ‘normal’ way.

The condition can be caused by physical or emotional trauma and affect the individual in different ways.

The effects of Physical Trauma

Physical trauma usually comes about when a person has extreme experiences in their life that are brought about by either a single incident [such as a vehicle accident or fall from a height], the psychological side of that physical trauma is how PTSD would present itself.

When left untreated, the physical and psychological trauma can have devastating effects on a person. For some people they will heal over time with proper self-care. 

But, for some people, the symptoms remain even after a significant amount of time has passed, and may even worsen to the point of interfering with daily life.

The effects of Emotional Trauma

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of living through stressful events that can shatter one’s sense of security – they can involve threats to life or safety, but may also simply be a situation that overwhelms the sufferer. 

The trauma may be caused by a single incident, such as an accident, injury or violent attack; it may also be the result of ongoing stresses such as domestic violence, bullying or childhood neglect.

Sudden stressors that can be overlooked such as surgery, the death of a loved one, or even the end of an important relationship can also be traumatic.

Symptoms of PTSD

Symptoms of PTSD can begin immediately after the trauma, but for some people, symptoms arise much later. 

Many traumatic memories can be blocked from when the sufferer is not yet able to process them, and PTSD symptoms can therefore appear months or even years after the traumatic event.

People under already heavy stress loads, or who lived through childhood trauma are more likely to react strongly to traumatic events in adulthood.

While physicals symptoms of PTSD include insomnia or nightmares, which can lead to extreme fatigue, people have also experienced edginess, feeling easily startled, a racing heartbeat, as well as muscle tension or aches and pains.

Some typical emotional and psychological reactions to trauma can include:

  • Feeling numb or disconnected
  • Confusion and/or difficulty concentrating
  • Shock, disbelief and denial
  • Guilt, shame, or self-blame
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Anxiety or fear of everyday life
  • Feelings of extreme sadness or hopelessness
  • Anger, irritability or mood swings
  • Feeling overwhelmed when faced with simple tasks
  • Flashbacks and nightmares

How to treat Trauma and PTSD

While Trauma and PTSD can feel crippling at times, there are treatment options available;

Exercise

Regular exercise and self-care is very important because Trauma can disrupt your fight or flight balance, burning off excess  
adrenaline with regular exercise can be beneficial, which will in turn release endorphins and contribute to a sense of well-being. 

Mindful, rhythmic exercise such as martial arts, weight training, swimming, running, or even dancing would be beneficial.

Maintain relationships and avoid isolation

It can also be helpful to join a support group, volunteer, or just participate in social activities. It’s not necessary to discuss the trauma, simply to feel accepted by others, or to have a support system.

Therapy

Working with a PTSD Coach or therapist can be beneficial in helping you work through the many layers of trauma.

Techniques may vary from coach to coach but PTSD therapy has three main goals:

  • Improve your symptoms
  • Teach you skills to deal with it
  • Restore your self-esteem

Most PTSD therapies fall under the umbrella of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The idea is to change the thought patterns that are disturbing your life, this might happen through talking about your trauma or concentrating on where your fears come from.

Therapy with Sharon


Sharon works in unique ways with her clients. Using many systems that she has used in her own healing journey to help to re-program her belief systems and internal dialogue. 

Each coaching session is different and unique because Sharon understands that we are all different and unique.

She draws on her intuitive, right-brained, healer side to facilitate a healing path that aims to calm the responses to emotional and physical trauma.

All that she asks of you is that you have the willingness and the want to find more balance and healing in your life as well as your body.

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Feeling Deeply

Whenever I spend time in nature, I find that I am more able to connect more with my true natural side.

It helps me to feel more connected in a way that I can’t find when I’m in states of stress in my day-to-day life.

I love to experience the depth of Connection to the natural world through feeling, without thought. It’s the hardest thing to describe, but I experience just Being.

I totally love spending time just appreciating the natural state of the trees and the leaves rustling above me, the clouds racing in the sky, and little creatures running through the woods, in between the trees, in the bushes. 

I feel alive. It really makes me feel alive. I think this is because I can sense the aliveness in the trees and the aliveness in the woods.

There’s something special about walking in the forest and the woodlands. Just connecting with the presence of these tall beings and just allowing yourself to be. In the Woods. Connecting deeply with Mother Nature. 

Oh how I love Spring! 

In Love Light and Peace,

Sharon

Beautiful Oak

#releaserocks #peace #peaceofmind #change #healing #trees #ptsd #positivevibes #being #allow #affirmations #healers #healersofinstagram #stressrelief

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Word of the day – Efficiency

I randomly chose an angel card and allowed the words to flow…..

Efficiency. Efficiently using one’s energy instead of wasting it.

Efficiently using one’s time in a constructive manner.

Efficiency – tuning in to “all that is” to create from that space.

Don’t waste your time wishing and dreaming for things that you cannot attain.

To be able to manifest efficiently one needs to lightly set the intention for what you want and then to let go of it again.

Trust and be Thankful

Trust and be thankful that events will take you to your intended destiny.

Don’t waste your time in the past, for the past no longer exists.

Don’t waste your time in the future, because the future does not exist.

To be present to be in the now is what is required of you at this moment, as only this moment exists.

Only this moment exists!

When we remember that the past and the future do not exist and practice being present in this moment we can manage our energies more proficiently and efficiently.

Efficiency is about being present in the moment. 

Practice.

To practice being in the moment spend a few minutes each day just breathing and only focussing on your breath.

Just focussing on your breath, allow your body to relax completely, and allowing yourself to be in that moment.

Each time your mind becomes active and thoughts pop in, then you would remind yourself to bring your attention back to your breathing.

Just following your breathing.

 Do this for a few minutes each day and notice how much calmer your mind will be and how much more your body is relaxed.

In Love , Light and Peace
Sharon 

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Soaking up the Rays

Last week really sucked on a grand scale.

I was so relieved when Friday afternoon arrived and it was officially the weekend.

With the arrival of the snowstorm last night I felt so refreshed when I got up this morning.

So I sat on the front deck in the sun and felt really inspired.

The resulting podcast has just been uploaded I hope you really enjoy it .

How do you deal with refreshing your energy ?

What tricks do you use to energize yourself ?

Big hugs for the week ahead ,

In love light and healing

Sharon Jones

#ReleaseRocks