Unlocking Healing

Unlocking Healing: The Essential Role of Trauma Work in Therapy for a Brighter Tomorrow

by Nisarga Dobosz - April 24, 2024

As a trauma work expert with 20 years experience in the field of Biodynamic Breathwork, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Compassionate Inquiry, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of trauma work in therapy. Over the years, I have seen how this once overlooked aspect of healing has grown to become a cornerstone in helping individuals overcome their past traumas and find a brighter tomorrow.

Trauma work was not always widely recognized, and there was a time when it was even considered for removal from certain therapeutic modalities. That changed thanks to the groundbreaking contributions of renowned therapists like Gabor Mate, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, and Bessel van der Kolk. Trauma work has now gained prominence and respect in the therapeutic community.

Over the many years I have worked with trauma, I understand the immense responsibility that comes with exploring the sensitive spaces of individuals who have experienced trauma. It requires a deep well of patience, sensitivity, and a profound understanding of the intricate interplay between the mind and body.  At its core, trauma work aims to gently regulate the nervous system, expanding the window of tolerance for clients. Guiding them towards the Ventral Vagal Complex of the Parasympathetic Nervous System, where safety, peace, self-contentment, love, and compassion reside, opens the pathway to self-regulative healing.

Over time, I have come to realize that trauma work is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It involves recognizing and embracing the unique personality of each individual, appreciating both the gifts and the shadows they carry. It is a journey of understanding their personal narrative, the impact of past traumatic events, and empowering them to find resolution and healing.  My expertise in Biodynamic Breathwork, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Compassionate Inquiry has allowed me to develop the necessary skills to navigate this delicate journey. I have honed the art of assessing each client's readiness to confront their past trauma, ensuring that the process is safe, gentle, and tailored to their specific needs.

Through my guidance and support, clients can find the courage to express and process their emotions, leading them towards healing and growth. It takes time, patience, and skill to facilitate the gentle regulation of their nervous systems, but the rewards are immeasurable. In my role as a trauma work expert, I have seen individuals embark on profound healing journeys. Together, we complete the circle of past traumatic events, releasing buried emotions, and reframing their experiences.

This process empowers them with newfound resilience and a deeper sense of self-awareness.  Indeed, trauma healing is not for the faint of heart. It requires immense courage and surrender from both the therapist and the client. As a trauma work expert, I am humbled by the trust clients place in me, as they confront the forgotten messages and memories carried by their bodies and minds.

It’s clear to me that trauma work stands as an indispensable pillar of therapy, holding the promise of a brighter tomorrow for those who seek healing. Day after day, I am inspired and moved by the transformative potential of trauma work. As we journey together through toward healing, I am reminded that compassion, self-awareness, and resilience guide us to a world where hope and wholeness prevail.

To heal, all we need to do is take the first step and make an ongoing commitment to our growth and feelings. Embracing our traumas with courage and openness allows us to begin the journey of transformation. 

As we navigate this path of self-discovery, remember that you are not alone – look around - there is always someone to walk beside you, supporting and guiding you towards a brighter, more empowered tomorrow.

Together, we can unlock the healing that lies within and foster a future filled with newfound peace and wholeness. 

Nisarga Dobosz

Author - Nisarga Dobosz

Certified MER Practitioner & Trainer