Irma Schutte

20 October - Radical Trauma Release Workshop, New Plymouth


What if we’ve gotten it all wrong?
What if it’s not about trying to treat our depression with medication?
What if it’s not about trying to breathe our way through our anxiety?
What if it’s not about identifying with labels like addict and alcoholic and bulimic and anorexic?
What if it’s our collection of unresolved traumas, stresses and tensions, whether major or minor, that’s making us feel so uncomfortable in our lives? 
What if it’s our trapped trauma that triggers us into feeling depressed, anxious and craving external relief?

The events of our lives leave physiological imprints in our bodies, especially when we experience trauma or situations of extreme stress that cause the body to fight, flee, or freeze in order to cope.

We are not taught how to release our trauma as it arises. Instead, we carry our stress, anxiety, and trauma around with us every day and use food, alcohol and other addictive behaviours to soothe ourselves and quiet the emotional discomfort. 


In a safe and nurturing container we will dive deep and explore:

-The many forms and causes of trauma
-Why trauma release is the most neglected gateway to mental wellness, emotional resilience and long term holistic addiction recovery
-The connection between trapped trauma and depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain and fatigue
-How to gently release trauma without dredging up old memories and reliving the emotional pain
-What we really need to do to be freed from our symptoms and fears
-Liberating and empowering emotional release exercises
-Ancient plant medicines and how they can heal our minds, hearts and bodies as we recover from trauma
-Evidence based, therapeutic nutrients that could transform our mental wellness in less than 4 weeks
-The important role sound plays in trauma release
-How to use our own voice to reset our central nervous system.


Why this workshop matters...

Too many of us suffer because we carry around trapped trauma in our bodies and don’t know how to release it. Many of us don't even realise that unresolved trauma is the real reason why we feel distorted, out of ease, tired and unhappy. 

The paradox of trauma - it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect. Whether trauma will be a cruel punishment or a vessel to access transformation and mastery, depends on how we approach it. Trauma is a fact of life. It does not have to be a life sentence. With guidance and support we can shake and tremble ourselves back to life. We can move through trauma and transform it.

This workshop can be a good place to start or deepen your understanding of yourself and your behaviours. It's open to anyone who has the desire to claim their power and integrate the fragmented pieces of themselves so that they can show up as sovereign beings who have agency over their life. It's for those who want to feel safe again - in their bodies and their life.

Safety matters.

When we feel safe enough to gently release our trauma it activates our body’s incredible self healing mechanisms. This workshop is about safety and empowerment. When we feel safe, for a moment, our bodies relax. Our central nervous system resets and regulates itself. This incredible self-healing mechanism transforms how we experience our minds, bodies and lives. It shifts how we relate to our environment. It changes how we view our circumstances. This is liberating.

Gift yourself four hours to reconnect, receive and release. Take this time to care, for yourself. Experience, for a moment, what emotional freedom feels like.  

'Trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder. It is an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate ability to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. When we bring together our animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings' - P Levine

Releasing your trauma matters. It is the most powerful thing you could do to support yourself, your family, your community and the collective consciousness of this planet.

You will never regret releasing your trauma. 


Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Location: Sanctuary Hill, 109 Veale Rd, Ridgewood
New Plymouth

*Exchange: $150 

Space is limited. Bookings essential

*Investment includes light snacks and herbal teas





* Wear comfortable clothing 
* Bring water & yoga mat, cushion & blanket - the day will end with a group sound healing
* Bring your journal and pen if you have a desire to reflect on your insights or guidance you receive during the workshop


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