A Mysterious Reaction

I love this phrase from Brene Brown. I love it because I know that it can be very scary to go back and remember some past experiences.

I also know how helpful it can be to do so.

It’s especially helpful at the times you are startled by your own strong reaction to something.

Once, years ago when I was much younger and much more flexible than I am now, I had a strange experience in a yoga class. The teacher instructed us to come out of one pose by doing a somersault.

I hesitated, and after some encouragement, I did the move and immediately started crying hysterically. Certainly, a strange, strong reaction!

When I explored the reaction later, during a therapy training session, I discovered that I had frozen feelings from a pretty mild childhood trauma. My father had lost his grip on me in the surf and I had momentarily been submerged and tumbled. It probably lasted no more than a few seconds. Apparently I had been brave and stifled the reaction that poured out so many years later. Knowing solved the mystery but not the problem. I still hated to be upside down.

Now it would be simple to use the Logosynthesis words to free that energy and heal the trauma.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage at the beginning of Chapter 3 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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