Emotional Trauma Healing: 1st Step for Holistic Well-being

Emotional Trauma Healing: 1st Step for Holistic Well-being

Emotional Trauma Healing: 1st Step for Holistic Well-being

The Horrible Suffering Created By Societal Conditioning.

You were born pure beingness, innocence, light and love. But then, people around you – your parents, family members, friends, neighbors, the school, news, films and advertising– they all told you what you are like; that you were good or bad, naughty, pretty, kind, or difficult, smart or stupid. You were taught about the world; that it is unsafe and unjust, or full of opportunities.

You started to identify with external things like your nationality, your gender, your familys socio economic status, race, your abilities, and your disabilities, religion and looks.

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Holistic Emotional Trauma Healing, Is The nr. 1 Way to Be Happy, Peaceful and Free.

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And with time, slowly, your inner light got dimmer, and you started to forget who you really were deep down because you kept hearing about what you like; from work, from friends and family, from media, television, advertising, and you believed all these things you heard.

Trauma’s Role in Shaping Us.

Not being seen, not having your needs met as a child, trying your authenticity for safety, care and acceptance from your primarily caregivers or worse, abuse and neglect, distorts your view of reality and harden and thicken these layers and you forget about your true nature. 

You develop coping mechanisms to not feel the pain, strategies to be seen and loved, protective mechanisms to stay safe.

The layers are getting thicker and thicker, you are less present, you you either deem of the better future or fear what might happen, you wish for the good old times or are stuck with traumatic flashbacks. You desperately try to attract certain things people and situations and try to push away other things people and situations. You can hardly remember what it was like being authentic, free, curious, present and open.

Do You Recognize These Signs?

99% of the time, they stem from unhealed trauma.

Every journey begins with understanding where you stand. Reflect on these common symptoms of unhealed emotional trauma, and see if they resonate with your experience:



  • Sleep Issues: Insomnia or restless sleep.
  • Chronic Pain: Frequent headaches, back pain, or muscular tension.
  • Fatigue: Persistent tiredness or lack of energy.
  • Cardiovascular Symptoms: Rapid heartbeat, chest pains, or high blood pressure.
  • Digestive Problems: Upset stomach, heartburn, constipation, or diarrhoea.



  • Anxiety and Nervousness: Persistent feelings of unease.
  • Difficulty Relaxing: Struggling to unwind or enjoy leisure activities.
  • Feeling Overwhelmed: A sense of being constantly burdened.
  • Low Self-Esteem: Feelings of worthlessness or inadequacy.
  • Mood Swings: Sudden emotional changes or heightened sensitivity.



  • Procrastination: Delaying decisions or actions.
  • Avoidance: Shying away from responsibilities.
  • Restlessness: Difficulty sitting still, concentrating, or staying focused.
  • Emotional Outbursts: Snapping at people or having a short temper.
  • Altered Eating Patterns: Eating too much or too little.



  • Overwhelm in Crowds: Feeling drained in busy environments.
  • Heightened Sensitivity: Intense reactions to emotional or sensory stimuli.
  • Difficulty Setting Boundaries: Struggling to say no or maintain personal space.
  • Absorbing Others’ Emotions: Feeling others’ emotions as if they were your own.
  • Compassion Fatigue: Feeling emotionally depleted from caring for others.



  • Loneliness: Feeling isolated, even in the company of others.
  • Difficulty Being Respected: Feeling undervalued or constantly undermined.
  • Fear of Abandonment: Anxious about being left alone or rejected.
  • Staying Busy to Avoid Pain: Constantly working or engaging in activities to not face emotional distress.
  • Anxious Attachment Style: Insecurity in relationships, needing constant reassurance.



  • Excessive Alcohol Use: Relying on substances like wine to cope.
  • Overworking: Immersing in work to avoid facing personal issues.
  • Numbing and Detachment: Feeling emotionally disconnected or indifferent.
  • Avoidance of Solitude: Discomfort with being alone or in quiet settings.
  • Engaging in Risky Behaviors: Seeking thrill or danger as a distraction.

Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obesity, suicide attempts, OCD, addiction and hypochondria, are all to common now days. Almost always they share the same root cause; unhealed emotional trauma. Ignoring these signs can lead to a deepening cycle of pain and dysfunction. It’s not just about the bad days. It’s about the cumulative effect on your life, relationships, and sense of self. 

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The Process of Forgetting Who You Are.

Then what happens is that, just like really good, passionate actors, actresses, sometimes get so submerged in the role that they are playing, that they temporarily forget who they are. 

Or when you dream at night, your whole reality is that dream, you are not aware of the person that lies there sleeping dreaming the dream. You get caught up in the dream, just like in the film the Matrix. 

This is what almost all adults look like today, probably you as well. The layers of conditioning, programming, and emotional trauma have become so thick that you dont see your light. You look at the hard surface and think this is you and have completely forgotten about your divine essence. Its like an iceberg thinking its only the small part over the surface or a drop of water or a wave feeling isolated, limited and separate, not ealizing that they are part of the whole ocean.

3 Ways to Wake up?

You had enough of long term suffering.

When you are anxious, dissatisfied, and unfulfilled enough to start looking for meaning, answers and connection.

You are privileged but still miss something.

When you got what you wanted and did what you thought you should do to be happy but still feel empty, depressed and disconnected. Like something is missing or wrong, but you can’t put your finger on what it is.

You hit rock bottom.

Or when you experience severe trauma, hit rock bottom and meet the dark night of the soul, you have an existential crisis.

A catalyst for awakening

Trauma, A Horrible, Beautiful, Blessing in Disguise. 

Because what happens when we experience something really traumatic? It hurts like crazy, but where does it hurt?

It hurts all those hard layers that we have identified with, our ego, our false idea of self. But if it gets traumatic enough, it creates these tears in the surface, excruciatingly painful, of course, but if the cracks go deep, you can start to see your inner light shining through the cracks. And you start to realize, hey wait a minute, I’m not all these old programmings and all these filters and this idea of who I am. I’m something much more, and you start to discover your light again. Id like to say that trauma is like a blessing in disguise. Painful, horrible, but it also starts to shed off all these layers of false identifications, of assumptions, programming, and you rediscover your light. And under the surface, it’s always been there; peace, love and freedom. It hasn’t gone anywhere.

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Acute Suffering Creates a Necessary Urgency for Emotional Trauma Healing.

For a lot of people, that’s the start of their spiritual and healing journey. Its like you need to feel bad enough to really be motivated to wanting to heal, be free and happy. If you were held under water, all you can think about is getting to the surface so that you can breath again. Thats your only focus, a matter of life or death. For many individuals, its not until they have a similar ”live or die” feeling that they are ready to commit to their awakening, healing and transformation.

Self-Realization or Just a Beautiful Glimpse?

Some individuals get a strong glimpse, a wow experience of oneness and pure unconditional love. And thats often exactly what it is, just a quick glimpse or a period. If you then work on healing your emotional traumas, effectively, safely and holistically, with the right tools, exercises, guidance and support over time, that light, your authentic self will become your reality and guiding star.

A word of warning

The Dangers of Spiritual Awakening Without Emotional Trauma Healing

After an initial awakening, if you dont follow a holistic emotional trauma healing path, you can fall in to many traps. Its treacherous territory, murky waters with dangers lurking around every bend. Its easy to develop a spiritual ego, go back a sleep, to the old habits, or even get more destructive, depressed or anxious than before. Thats because you got a taste of the light and now your shadow side and suffering seems even more unbearable, because you now have something to compare with, and you have an even stronger resistance to the present than before, you just want to get back to the bliss and love. 

Spiritual awakening and emotional trauma healing go hand in hand. One can be the catalyst for the other but both are needed to be truly happy, peaceful and free.

I Guess You Are Not New to This Path.

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The fact that you are here watching this video tells me you are probably a seeker – someone who yearns for deeper meaning, authentic connection and real healing. You’ve probably tried various paths: self-help books, therapy, wellness retreats, and online resources. You might veen have had a direct experience of your inner divine nature, of oneness and unconditional love. Yet, you find yourself still searching for something more substantial, something that truly resonates with your unique experiences and aspirations.

You’re not alone in feeling that despite all your efforts, theres a missing piece. You seek more than just temporary fixes – you’re looking for a profound transformation that aligns with your core values and beliefs, leading you to a life of freedom, inner peace, and joy.

What’s the Most Effective Emotional Trauma Healing Practice?

Our holistic approach goes beyond the surface, addressing your need for deep, meaningful change. We offer a unique pathway through Awakening, Healing, and Transformation, each stage meticulously designed to guide you towards realizing your full potential.

The Importance of Community Support in Trauma Healing.

In The Ami Effect Community, we address this awakening, healing and transformation through a variety of tools, programs,  and retreats. Our offerings are designed to help you see beyond the surface, acknowledge your true challenges, and ignite a desire for genuine transformation.

From somatic, artistic and mindfulness practices to in-depth  workshops on emotional trauma, inner child and shadow work, stress management, anxiety relief just to name a few,  to events that explore spiritual awakening and personal growth, we guide you to a clearer understanding of your needs and the path ahead.

We provide a safe, supportive and inspirational environment for your journey. Our holistic approach ensures that every facet of your being is cared for and nurtured, facilitating a deep and lasting healing process.

The 3-Steps of Trauma Recovery.

Awakening: Recognizing and Embracing the Need for Change.

Awakening is often the first step in a profound journey of self-discovery and healing. It’s about realizing that there’s more to life than your current reality. Maybe you’ve been successful in your career, yet you feel an emptiness that material success hasn’t filled. Or perhaps, despite your spiritual inclinations, you find yourself grappling with stress, anxiety, or the scars of past relationships and childhood trauma. Awakening is recognizing these struggles and yearning for a deeper connection and understanding. Awakening is also waking up from the illusion of a separate limited self, becoming consciously aware of your essence. Awakening also entails removing the veil infront of your eyes and seeing the world, yourself and other in a new light, untinted by old programing and limiting beliefs. 

Healing: Deep, Holistic Recovery.

Once awakened to the realities of your struggles, the journey of healing begins. Healing is not just a linear process of fixing what’s broken; it’s a holistic journey that encompasses your entire being. You might be seeking to heal from emotional traumas, looking to manage stress and anxiety better, or aiming to reconcile with your past.

Transformation: Realizing Your Full Potential.

Transformation is where the magic of real change happens. It’s about taking the insights gained from your awakening and the strength rebuilt from your healing to create a life that truly reflects your authentic self. This is where you redefine your identity, discover your purpose, and start living with a newfound sense of freedom and joy.

This phase is not just about personal fulfillment; it’s also about stepping into your role as a creator, inspiring others, and contributing positively to the collective. 

The journey through Awakening, Healing, and Transformation is interconnected and cyclical. Each phase feeds into the next, creating a continuous loop of growth, healing and self-discovery.

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Join us and embark on a path that leads from self-awareness to holistic well-being, and ultimately to a life of purpose, connection, and joy. We are here to guide, support, and celebrate with you every step of the way.

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