THOUGHT REPLACEMENT TO UNDO TRAUMAS
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© October 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
In order to undo traumas, it is important to replace negative and horror thoughts with more pleasant ones. This is called thought replacement. Here are ways this is done:
1. Cognitive/analytical methods. These are standard methods used in psychotherapy. They basically rely on improving one’s understanding of the trauma, and this can allow some processing of the trauma to occur. While somewhat effective, this method is slow and usually incomplete.
2. The biochemical energetic method. This is how nutritional balancing removes or undoes traumas. This method does not rely on insights or analysis of one’s trauma or situation. Instead, the focus is on restoring the body’s adaptive or biochemical energy in many ways. As this is done, the body and brain will automatically process any “unfinished” or “unprocessed” incidents or situations.
Methods used include a particular yang and detox diet of mainly cooked vegetables, a set of specific nutritional supplements, the use of oxygen and ozone (very powerful for some people), coffee enemas (also very powerful), near infrared lamp sauna sessions, rubbing the feet, twisting the spine, and the use of the Roy Masters meditation or mental exercise. For some reason, the correct combination of these methods only, is very effective.
Advantages of this method are its speed and its completeness. It is also inexpensive compared to traditional psychotherapy. Also, one need not know consciously what happened to cause the trauma.
Disadvantages are that it must be done just right, and it generally cannot be done by oneself. In almost all cases, it requires a nutritional balancing practitioner to help one figure out what is needed to balance the body chemistry. Repeated hair mineral tests are needed to assess the body periodically and to keep the program appropriate.
3. Kinesiological/energetic methods. These include bodywork such as Rolfing, structural integration, Hellerwork, and some types of deep massage. It might also include foot and hand reflexology. These methods are interesting. They are based partly on the idea that memories are locked into the body tissues. Releasing the tissues releases and brings up the memories and allows one to process them.
Advantages to this method are similar to that of the biochemical method above. One need not know exactly what happened, and healing can be rapid. Disadvantages include some pain, and healing is often not complete. Also, one must find a qualified therapist and it is more difficult for young women, who must often disrobe partially for these therapies.
4. Psychodrama, which is a form of acting, role-playing and reframing. This is a psychotherapeutic technique in which one pretends one is someone else playing a role. It often allows a person to see things differently, face one’s fear or terror of a situation, and thus move on.
Advantages of this method are its speed and often surprising completeness when done right. Disadvantages are the possibility of re-traumatizing a person, the need for a very competent guide or therapist, and the need for trust if one is acting out delicate situations. In addition, it involves a number of people, so it is an expensive therapy. These make it a difficult therapy to do well.
Native people use this method in America and elsewhere. They call it community healing because they involve the entire tribe, often, and it works well.
5. Meditation and prayer. This is a very ancient method of thought replacement. It can include the use of affirmations, which sort of brainwash or alter one’s perception. It also includes becoming the witness to help one observe oneself.
However, it is done by oneself, generally, without the need for a therapist or for trust in a partner. One simply learns to observe one’s mind and work with the mind silently and serenely.
Advantages of this method are no need for a therapist, safety, low cost and good results. Disadvantages are it often requires years of practice, requires lots of discipline, is boring and thus hard for many people to do on their own, or even in a group or monastery situation.
6. Breathing and physical exercise methods. These include hatha yoga, running, jogging, deep breathing and other exercise methods. Some are similar to # 3 above. However, here the emphasis is on physical exercise. This is helpful for some people.
Advantages of these methods are they release some anger and tension, and they are relatively simple and easy to do alone or with a guide or teacher. Disadvantages are that they can wear out the body and are often less complete in their action.
7. Yoga/tai chi/chi kung. These are Oriental martial arts or other techniques, all of which move chi or energy throughout the body. Advantages are they are fairly simple, once one learns them, and they can be quite powerful. Disadvantages are injuries they often cause, especially yoga, incompleteness in many cases, and a lot of discipline required to do them daily.
8. Christian spiritual healing. This is seen on Christian television and depicted in the bible and elsewhere in stories and movies. This is the use of healing miracles to shift energies quickly and radically.
Advantages to this method are its completeness when it is effective, and its ease, speed and low cost. Disadvantages are that it does not always happen as planned, and it may not be complete in some cases.
9. True love, human or divine. This can be related to #8 above, and may be the same thing as #8. It is the idea that if one is loved enough, it can instantly or slowly change a person and eliminate traumas, among many other wonderful effects.
Advantages of this method are its speed and ease, at times, and low cost. Disadvantages are that it does not always work and it is hard to pin down and duplicate and understand, at times. This method is seen in families and couples where one simply will not give up on another person, prays constantly, for example, and slowly somehow the trauma is overcome.
10. Emoting/repenting/crying. This can be part of many of the methods above. I list it separately because it can be an approach all its own. The idea is to face the situation, forgive everyone involved, and literally try to upset oneself enough that one cries or screams out, asking for help and mercy and repentance.
Advantages of this method are that it is quite effective, when done well, and is simple to do, at least in theory. Disadvantages are that it is not easy for some people to forgive others, for example, to repent, to really feel and cry deeply, and so on. It takes a certain amount of courage and maturity, willingness to be vulnerable, and a certain intellectual understanding, as well.
The list of methods above may not be exhaustive, but they cover the major methods that are used and have been used for millennia to change a person’s thoughts – a necessary and critical step in undoing all trauma in the body and brain.