In a world where stress, anxiety, and trauma have become commonplace, finding effective ways to heal and repattern the brain is more important than ever. Guided meditation, a practice that combines mindfulness and visualization techniques, has emerged as a well-researched, studied, and powerful tool for addressing trauma and promoting healing. Let’s explore how guided meditation can facilitate brain repatterning and biological healing, contributing to the journey of trauma recovery and overall well-being.
Understanding Trauma and its Impact
Trauma isn’t just a state of mind – it can leave lasting imprints on the brain and body, altering thought patterns, emotional responses, and physical health, and even how our genes work for or against us.
The amygdala, a key player in processing emotions, can become hypersensitive after traumatic experiences, triggering fight-or-flight responses even in non-threatening situations. The prefrontal cortex, responsible for executive functions like decision-making and emotional regulation, starts to experience “short circuits” leaving an individual unable to emotionally self-regulate or think logically.
These neural responses often lead to a cycle of anxiety, depression, severe brain fog, and feeling trapped, which spirals out to every part of your body and personal experience. A big part of my focus as a Chinese Energetic Medicine Therapist is to explore methods that interrupt and rewire these imbalanced neurological patterns.
Guided Meditation as a Healing Compass
When we do guided meditation together as a group or in a private session, we use visualization, some light somatic practices, and self-awareness to support relaxation, increasing safety in order for your body and mind to open to repatterning. The verbal cues and imagery gently guided our focus on the present moment, promoting a sense of calm and mental clarity.
The Science Behind Guided Meditation for Trauma Healing
Guided meditation is rooted in neuroplasticity, the brain’s remarkable ability to reorganize and rewire itself in response to experiences. Studies have shown that mindfulness-based practices, like guided meditation, can have a profound impact on brain structure and function. Further, numerous published studies have also shown the tremendous benefits in improving HRV (heart rate variability), exercise and injury recovery, pain reduction, improved sleep scores, weight loss, and so much more.
The 3 Top Benefits of Guided Meditation in Trauma Healing:
Guided Meditation as a Holistic Healing Tool
The benefits of guided meditation extend beyond neuroplasticity. It also addresses the physiological aspects of trauma by reducing the production of stress hormones, promoting relaxation, and improving sleep quality (necessary for healing from any chronic illness or disease). This holistic approach contributes to overall healing and well-being.
Incorporating Guided Meditation into Trauma Recovery
Guided meditation is a gentle, nurturing system for individuals navigating the complex terrain of trauma recovery and brain repatterning. Through its gentle yet transformative techniques, it empowers individuals to reclaim their power and sovereignty over their thoughts, emotions, and responses. As science continues to uncover the profound effects of meditation practices on neural plasticity, guided meditation shines as a consistent and proven tool in the journey toward healing, resilience, and a renewed sense of well-being.
If you’d like to explore guided meditation for yourself, you can book a session directly through our website or you can join our MHH family of clients healing together in our Group Mind – Body – Energy Program that is led by our team of expert practitioners and designed to teach and mentor YOU in the proven tools and modalities that are available to down-regulate your mind and body, help you finally overcome those unwanted thoughts, emotions, and trauma, and find healing and joy in your life.
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Not feeling well and looking for help with your condition, diagnosis, or symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you have tried? Our holistic biological health coaches can help you! Our coaches teach you how your body works, what the underlying cause of your condition or symptoms are, and how to fix and address them using long-term solutions that are data-driven and that work!
Our holistic biological health coaches have a deep understanding of advanced functional testing and genetics testing, along with much experience in complex cases.
Our biological coaching team works with you to empower and teach you how to understand and interpret your lab results, what your results mean, how they are connected to your health conditions or symptoms, and most importantly, what to do with the information, how to put protocols together based on your lab results, and when to reorder your various labs to track progress.
You will become your own healing master learning how to navigate the healing process, how to modify your protocols, when and how to detoxify your organs and cells from the toxins discovered on your lab results. You will learn the importance of tracking your assessment forms and symptom sheets and how to troubleshoot your healing process.
In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how to understand YOUR genetic blueprint – Our coaches are trained in the field of epigenetics and understand implicitly that YOU are in control of your own gene expression and how your genes either work for or against you. If you choose to add genetic testing into your program, your genetic blueprint information can be used not only to help drive your plan of action for healing, but also it can be used to understand your body’s unique nutrition, lifestyle, sleeping, eating, and physical activity needs are so that you can optimize once you are healed.
Get help from our functional nutrition coaches who understand that there is no ONE diet that is right for everyone. Our nutrition coaches work hand in hand with our biological coaches so if you need any lab work done or specific protocols that would require supplement protocols, you have a team working on your behalf and your nutrition coach would make recommendations for which other team coaches would be able to help you.
Your coaches will teach and empower you to learn how to determine and navigate your diet modifications which are decided based on your extensive intake forms, history, and your lab data that your coaches may want to order for you. Based on all of this information, they will teach you what foods to eat and not eat according to various conditions and why.
Your functional nutrition coach will help you learn what substitutes you can use when there are certain foods you may need to stop eating for a period of time, how to put your meals together based on your dietary needs per your lab data, how and when to incorporate gut repair protocols, and what lifestyle modifications you want to address based on your labs and your health conditions.
Nutritional coaching can be a great tool by itself or combined with coaching from our biological coaches. You can schedule with either our biological or nutrition coaches and they can help you get started and make recommendations as needed.
Many people who have successfully mentored with our nutrition coaches have had past issues such as:
Mindset, past and present traumas, and limiting belief systems are some of the biggest barriers to healing, so much in fact that gene expression and biological ‘engines’ of the human body can change for the worse because of it.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of an impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on creating new neurological pathways to imprint new and healthy mindsets and belief systems in how they perceive themselves and the world around them is greatly improved when the psychological aspect of mindset and integration of mind, body, the spirit is addressed through repatterning of the mind and body neurology.
By removing barriers discovered from traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
Therefore we incorporate mind, body, spirit integration work into our programs and in doing so, we see exponential increases in positive outcomes with our clients. We have put together the most comprehensive ‘whole person’ approach in the world, and this is why our results are so successful.
Our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches work with you to create new neurological connections, anchor new neurology, and habits, and show you how to become aware of any conscious or unconscious belief systems that may be holding you back from healing and total health.
You are welcome to try one or two appointments to see what you think. We typically recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to make an accurate assessment of how this type of modality is working for you.
Here are some of the modalities our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches use for brain and body repatterning:
Breathwork is more than just a simple exercise of intentional breathing. Specialized breathwork techniques are used to facilitate major transformation and healing by encompassing a wide range of therapeutic practices that are extremely powerful in providing immediate relief for pulling people out of fight or flight (the amygdala hijack we teach about in Part 2 of our Mastering Trauma Masterclass).
This vagus nerve activation through breath work activates the rest/digest (parasympathetic nervous system), stimulates healing, reduces blood pressure, reduces the cortisol stress response, regulates hormone and blood glucose activity, and heart rate variability (the biological stress response). It rewires the body for self-regulation of the nervous system in a manner that optimizes the body and creates resilience in times of stress.
Yoga breath therapy allows you to disconnect from the mind chatter, mind racing, and negative self-talk and reconnect with your body your energy. From this elevated state of awareness, you are able to facilitate healing, growth, and expansion. And if you are looking for some expansion of your body/mind/spirit awareness, then this type of breathwork can be nourishing and can facilitate the next layer of peace, love, gratitude, connection, clarity, and insights.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of a damaging impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress (the fight or flight response) can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
By becoming aware of how to regulate our own nervous system, and resolve traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on:
….. Find much success and amplification in their healing journey.
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