AboutTHE FORGOTTEN PEACE: HEALING TRAUMA THROUGH QIGONG

I termed “the forgotten peace” as the joy that is stolen when trauma disrupts your life, as it did mine. Trauma, according to medical intuitive and best-selling author, Caroline Myss, is:

“………….any experience that shatters our capacity to
reason our way through it. And, by reason, I mean
anything that shatters our sense of trust, justice ,or our
feeling that we can protect ourselves from the unknown”.  (Myss, Caroline & James Finley, PhD., CD, Transforming Trauma, Session Six)

Qigong, an ancient Chinese healing exercise, is in my paternal lineage. It is the 3rd leg of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the other 2 are acupuncture and herbal medicine. Qigong clears the blockages in the meridians, or energy channels, used in acupuncture. When the qi (life force) is activated, it works simultaneously on the physical/mental/ spiritual levels. While all levels need healing, the spiritual is key from transitioning from surviving to thriving.

In practicing these exercises daily, I was able to heal from trauma. My experiences include emotional, physical, sexual, and racial abuse, as well as my family’s midnight escape from the Chinese Communists when I was 3 1/2.  Qigong also helped me heal from 2 bouts of cancer, the second one occurring recently.

I also used qigong professionally in the mid-’80’s when my entire clientele consisted of survivors of child sexual abuse. At that time, there was no formal training for this field, and I soon realized that “talk therapy” stopped short of the total healing process.

My clients became calmer and, simultaneously, were able to open the blockages of repressed memories in a safe environment. Processing followed so that clients could then understand their experiences. The combination of qigong and psychotherapy alleviated and oftentimes eliminated their post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd).

Almost three decades later, recent clinical research, i.e, Belleruth Naparstek’s Invisible Heroes,  Peter Levine’s Waking The Tiger, validate that complementary methods heal trauma where conventional regimen often fail.

Trauma isolates the survivor as well as their loved ones.

Trauma can cause secondary ptsd with continual exposure to caregivers,  practitioner, family and friends.

My mission is to offer a forum for educating, supporting, and healing trauma so that those afflicted can have a fulfilling life.  To that end, I will:

  • introduce qigong as a viable modality for healing trauma;
  • present information on different types of traumas and their consequences
  • offer individual and group healing sessions
  • offer qigong classes, workshops, seminars
  • provide public lectures on how to heal from trauma

Please join me as we journey to healing and finding the peace that has been forgotten.