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Family patterns are important to understand

Family patterns can help you in your future relationships when there is a history of healthy relationships between couples, and parents with their children.  But what if they are not and you are trying to change some automatic reactions that you’ve learned?

Change your family patterns

Family patterns

Family patterns

Imago therapy coaches couples, and parents with children to communicate in such a way, that each person understands how the family traditional way impacts upon the other person.

When we understand the emotional impact on those that we love, and hear what their wish is – we can see really easily how to modify our response in certain situations. We can propose to start training ourself to do things differently from now on. When both know what the proposed change is – they can both support and help each other to take charge of your own relationship.

Learn to Recognise Family patterns

An online book showing how family patterns appear even without generations having met each other is about to be launched – check out facebook page Alida Gets Life. An aunt’s behavioural reactions are mirrored by a niece on the other side of the world – even before the niece knew of the aunt’s existence.

At this stage, please join the page. You will be the first to find out when a special landing page is available for you to complete a free subscription:-)

Family patterns

Family patterns

History repeats itself

Unless we recognise and take charge of how we live, communicate and think, we can unconsciously just do the same as previous generations. So we need to understand what’s happening first.  When reading or hearing about another family’s patterns sometimes we see it in our own family.

 

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You will be emailed the chapter which will have some questions to think about… it’s up to you.  Ph 0417 997 016 if you need any help 🙂

TRE Retreat for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Conditions

TRE Retreat Precise Address provided with registration confirmation 🙂

Program
We will discuss the 4 steps toward recovery from fatigue and why most people only ever look at the first 2. In this weekend, we will cover why this leaves people open to relapsing. We will touch on the difference between treating symptoms compared to understanding and addressing the root cause. As a group we will learn how to switch on our bodies nervous system recovery state using TRE and experience the effects.

TRE Retreat provides you with many opportunities to ask any questions about your experience, and how you can use TRE as a fatigue recovery tool.  The group will decide on the timing and amount of rest time prior to the weekend. So you will be consulted via email as to what time of day, you normally rest, so this weekend should be more relaxing than a normal weekend at home.

Relax in Tranquil Surroundings

TRE Retreat

TRE Retreat

We’ll do the cooking, and you’ll also be part of deciding the menu. I only eat non-inflammatory foods – but there will be adjustments to cater for your needs.

Just over the road, enjoy the forest and maybe even meet the locals 🙂

Learning to relax and recover is really important for marriage relationships. Wouldn’t it be great to have a normal couple’s lifestyle again?

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Tony Fitzgerald

(PhD in Medical Physics)

Here is Tony’s intro about himself 🙂
I have over 20 years experience in medical physics, working in this science based area supporting advances in technology and techniques in the medical field. The last 10 years I have been learning and experiencing body based work, as a massage therapist and TRE facilitator which has helped me develop more intuition and self-connection. I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue first hand for years, and know what its like to take days to get over physical exhertion. Like many others, I’ve had to quit my job and take months off work. With my training and body based experience I am so very grateful to be fully recovered from CFS, and happily entertain my 2 small children (aged 10 months and 4 years), surf, kitesurf and still have energy to run my own business and enjoy life and adventures with my gorgeous wife. I am now studying why and how people recover from chronic conditions like CFS/ME and seeking to be a leader in this area sharing the latest body based methods with people who will value it in their own recovery.

Please register via private email http://broadening-horizons.com.au/contact/

TRE Retreat EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION SPECIAL $200.

Healthcare card concessions available & so are payment plans.

If there is any chance that you might not show up on the day, please let me know on 0417 997 016 as soon as you can
because there is only room for six,
and there will be a waiting list ready to take your place if you cannot make it 🙂

Imagine having something simple, no cost, do it yourself at home to assist your quality of life ??

Your host also uses TRE to assist in managing symptoms of Fibromyalgia and found it more effective than yoga or meditation in achieving relaxation of muscles and connective tissue quickly. Daily relaxation using TRE has also helped sleep quality.

The beautiful #Healing #Retreat venue is also available if you want to stay for the weekend. Please have a look at availability and bookings through AirBnB sites. These are available any time of the year 😉https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/19088489? [house]
https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/18979593? [flat]

For more info about Tony see http://www.treperth.com.au/about-us.html

Inter-generational Trauma – Learning to stop cycles

Inter-generational Trauma can get more complicated or

We can take steps to heal it so that we don’t pass it on to our children, and grand-children.

The first step is becoming aware of what is healthy functioning, because whatever we grow up with is ‘normal’ to us and our family.

Inter-generational Trauma

Healing Inter-generational Trauma

It’s familiar.

 

How to Identify Inter-generational Trauma

It is always useful to attend personal development workshops to get ahead in our highly competitive world. Often through sharing at this deeper level, we become aware of different ‘normals’ or can rate ourselves using questionnaires. Have you discovered that you are above or below average for anxiety, obsessive behaviours or being eager to please?

 

Reading books is another great source of insight.

I am writing a book about a lady’s exploration of the impact of her grandmother’s trauma on different generations of her family. She is a grandchild who has the opportunity to observe her grandmother’s great great grandchildren – 5 generations behaviour patterns to learn from.  You might like to follow the Facebook page

 

At school or other interactions with peers, we discover that our family’s way of doing things is ‘different’;

we hear about aspects of other’s lives which we wish for.

Film and social media have also taken us into other’s worlds or experiences

 

Questioning Family Norms

Whatever it is that starts you talking to others about things which concern you; the most important thing to do is honour yourself by seeking assistance to improve your situation, feelings and future.

 

Options

  1. Individual Counselling
  2. Imago Relationship Therapy/coaching
  3. Group Support & Therapy

 

How does Relationship Therapy heal Inter-generational Trauma?

I thought I’d do Imago Relationship Therapy training as a balance to my trauma work and found it to be my most powerful tool to heal trauma!

  • Who do you spend most time with?

    Healing Relationships

    Healing Relationships

  • Whose opinions, comments and actions do you value most?

An hour’s counselling is paddling upstream if a person’s home environment or family relationships are not helping the healing process.

By empowering a person’s significant other with skills to give the support that the person needs improves the relationship. Our loved ones can suffer secondary traumatic stress from not knowing what to do. When they learn what is the best way to respond – both you and  they feel empowered and experience healing from each other!

Ph 0417 997 016 today to book an appointment

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue are related

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue impact on relationships and family dynamics in huge ways. They also seem to be associated with each other more often than not.

When you or your partner are diagnosed with one of these conditions, it is important for the rest of the family to BELIEVE the sufferer and help in practical ways, including adjust the family diet as pointed out below.

Have you developed Fibromyalgia?

A search for Causes of Fibromyalgia produced a list of 9 possible causes to explore and included the following:-

Traumatic Events and Stress

The adrenal glands become fatigued when a person undergoes a traumatic event or suffers from stress. Often fibromyalgia symptoms first begin to appear following a traumatic experience in a person’s life and stress is well-known to exacerbate the symptoms.”

Looking back, I can verify that my own Fibromyalgic pain becomes severe  in exactly the pattern described above. I also found out the hard way that having a feast of crisp chip/wedges and other fried foods whilst out the other evening made the pain flare up unbelieveably. So I googled and learned things like the following about Inflammatory Foods!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [CFS] related to PTSD

Whilst there are more possible causes for CFS, this article about Childhood Trauma having strong links to CFS is worth reading.

Manage Inflammation & Fatigue by Diet

Your vegetable garden contains the best diet!

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue Management

By “wrong diet,” we’re talking about the typical Western diet which is full of inflammation-inducing foods. Think: fried foods, refined flours and sugars, hormone- and antibiotic-laden animal products, synthetic sweeteners, and artificial food additives.

So if you’re constantly noshing on these items, your body will begin to transition into a state of chronic inflammation. This inflammatory, high-energy diet builds belly fat, reduces levels of gut-healthy probiotics, induces weight gain, causes joint pain, bloating, and fatigue, and has been connected with a host of diseases, from diabetes and obesity to heart disease and cancer. And it gets worse: Once you get belly fat, just like an active volcano, it can start spewing out dangerous substances through a condition called “leaky gut.”

PTSD, Chronic Pain or Fatigue Treatments

Dr T has a comprehensive program to offer people which centres around diet management!  Have a look around his web-pages

BUT CHECK OUT THESE WARNINGS by a Fibro/Fatigue Blogger who has FIBROMYALGIA, was a journalist and now researcher