Taming Trauma with Zensight
By Carol Ann Rowland, MSW, RSW, DCEP
Janet and her partner Keith are a close couple, who have been together for a little over a year. One day they are relaxed and talking about their imagined life together, in the future. Keith – someone who Janet rationally knows is a fully “modern” in his attitude and views, and has always supported her in her work, playfully comments that “no wife of his” is going to work outside the home.
Suddenly, Janet goes pale and feels a flash of anger and fear go through her. She pulls away and storms out of the room. Keith is stunned and reacts with feelings of confusion, defensiveness, and betrayal. How could she not know he was kidding - doesn’t she know him at all? An argument follows.
What has happened here? How did this fun, playful discussion end in conflict?
Janet grew up in a family where money, work, and gender roles were a source of conflict. While no violence was present, an underlying atmosphere of anger, tension, and discord were present whenever issues connected with work or money were discussed.
Janet is reacting to past trauma.
Trauma is an unavoidable part of life – we have all experienced trauma in some form or another, whether we consciously identify it as such, or not. Trauma is generally defined as being something that overwhelms the ability to cope at the time.
No cataclysmic acts of violence occurred towards herself or between her parents. However, as a young sensitive child, Janet was very much affected by the atmosphere of tension, anger and unspoken hostilities were present whenever work or money were discussed.
Big, or small, trauma has an impact upon us. At the most extreme end of the spectrum of reactions are trauma-related disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) which are often characterized by hypervigilance, insomnia, flashbacks, anxiety, difficulty regulating and/or connecting with emotion, a pervasive experience of fear, and so forth.
At the other end of the spectrum we may notice milder – though no less troublesome – symptoms such as difficulties with relationships, feelings of depression, negative self talk, low self-esteem, avoidance of places and situations that remind oneself of traumatic events, and similar concerns.
With energy healing techniques such as Zensight, we can now bring healing to past traumas quickly and gently – without needing to discuss them if we do not wish to, or relive them - so that we can be free of their associated symptoms.
How to Use Zensight
Zensight involves working with the subconscious mind in a way that is similar to hypnosis – and yet no hypnosis is actually used. Instead, we begin by creating a “healing symbol”. This symbol can be a word, picture, or colour. Some people choose to use a symbol such as “ocean”. They then can focus on the word “ocean” when that feels right, and at other times may actually visualize the ocean.
When this healing symbol is used or focused upon with intent, it allows the fears, concerns, and “blocks” that someone is experiencing to gently heal and transform.
The healing symbol is then used together with healing statements and visualization, to soften, dissolve and release the concerns that are being experienced.
The use of visualization helps to greatly accelerate healing because it does not rely upon the limits of our conscious mind.
Sound simple? It is – extremely simple, and yet powerfully and deeply effective. Best of all, the effects are lasting - providing that energetic imbalances are addressed and healed, results will in most cases be permanent.
With Zensight, trauma is approached by processing and releasing the “decisions” that were made at the time the event(s) occurred. Often it is not the details of what happened that create traumatic symptoms so much as the information we took away from the event.
Janet didn’t experience overt acts of violence but she did internalize the belief that “it isn’t safe” to discuss - or disagree about - money.
To experience the power of Zensight in healing trauma, begin by choosing a past event that feels unresolved to you. Focus upon it for a moment and get a rating on a scale from 0 to 10 – where 0 is no upset at all, and 10 is the highest level of upset possible – of how upsetting the event feels to you now, in the present moment.
When you have chosen an incident to work on and have a sense of how upsetting it feels, begin by using the following statements, followed with your healing symbol.
If it feels safe to do so, you may also wish to notice any visual images that come up as you do so, and use your healing symbol to transform those as well.
I heal all of the fears that any parts of me have, that it’s not safe, not possible, or not in my best interests, to complete heal all of these concerns.
All of these concerns – and any traumas connected with them – now heal gently, easily, permanently, and completely.
I now heal, transform and release, all of the beliefs formed by any parts of me when [name of the incident] occurred.
I heal all of the beliefs formed by any parts of me about myself, others, the world, or what I can expect from life, in relation to this incident.
I heal all of the beliefs taken on by any parts of me, in relation to this incident, that…
I heal all of the ways that all of these issues have been being held in my body and energy field, or at the DNA, cellular or molecular levels.
I heal all of the ways that all of the different parts of me experienced this incident.
I heal any and all aspects of this incident that I may not remember.
I heal all of the patterns, emotions, behaviors, habits, and thoughts connected to all of these issues.
I heal any and all neural pathways connected with all of these concerns, that don’t serve my highest good now.
I let all the different parts of me know, deeply and completely, that it happened, but it’s over, and I’m safe now.
It is safe for me to completely let go of all of my upset surrounding this incident.
I install new ways of now feeling at peace with this incident, and at peace with myself in relation to it.
All of this healing is completely effective for all of the past, all of the present, and all of the future.
All of the different parts of me receive all of this healing now.
I now install new neural pathways in order to support, reinforce and continue all of the healing that has occurred, and all of the healing that is about to occur.
Check in now with the traumatic incident again. Notice any visual images, body sensations or emotions that come up as you do so, and use your healing symbol to transform these.
How upsetting does the incident feel now, on a scale from 0 to 10? If any upset remains, use additional statements and visualizations, together with your healing symbol, to allow it to completely release.
Notice also how your body is feeling as you think about the past event. Much of trauma is stored in the body. It is important to process the trauma until it feels emotionally neutral and the body can feel relaxed even while it is focused upon.
To further deepen the healing that has occurred, you may also wish to visualize yourself feeling, in the present moment and in the future, completely free of any concerns connected with the incident.
See yourself feeling happy and free, and living your life with peace and joy. Use your healing symbol to strengthen this experience, and let yourself know that this feeling of peacefulness and happiness is the new template for how things will be.
Once the traumatic events have been processed, the life patterns that have surrounded them will either dissolve on their own, or will become easier to transform through further use of energy healing.