Mental Health is Crucial To Spirituality

Today, we're excited to introduce you to our newest team member, Professor Odi, a pre-licensed trauma-trained psychotherapist and Emotional Intelligence and Regulation Coach. Professor Odi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of mental health, and he's here to share his insights on the intersection of mental health and spirituality. 

The Body as a Receiver:

To begin our journey into the realm of mental health and spirituality, let's explore a fundamental concept: the human body as a receiver of messages from the environment. Our bodies are intricate systems designed to process and interpret information from our surroundings. These messages are transmitted through electrical impulses in the brain, and the brain communicates with the rest of the body, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, to enable us to move and function in harmony with our thoughts.

The Impact of Trauma:

However, when trauma enters the equation, this delicate balance is disrupted. Trauma, whether it's rooted in adverse childhood experiences, acute events, or chronic stress, can rewire the brain and create disturbances in this intricate process. In a traumatized brain, the environment is often perceived as more threatening due to triggers that remind individuals of their traumatic experiences. These triggers can lead to an increase in heart rate and brain activity, setting off the fight/flight/freeze/fawn responses, all of which are impulses to "act" or "move" within the musculoskeletal system, driven by the "feeling" or "bad vibe" within the cognitive and cardiovascular systems. The result is a "manifested outcome" that may not align with one's true desires and aspirations.

 

The Discomfort of Alignment:

This is where the connection between mental health and spirituality becomes evident. Unresolved trauma, whether consciously or unconsciously, can hinder an individual's ability to fully align themselves with their higher order selves. It often leads to a sense of discomfort, insecurity, and a feeling of insignificance. The discomfort associated with personal growth can make individuals feel vulnerable and hesitant to embark on a journey towards alignment.

Resolving Trauma and Achieving Alignment:

It's important to recognize that the discomfort experienced when confronting unresolved trauma mirrors the discomfort of striving for alignment. These two processes are intricately intertwined. When you run from healing your trauma, you are, in essence, running from the discomfort of alignment. Both are interconnected because the unhealed trauma acts as a barrier to true alignment, preventing individuals from reaching their full potential and manifesting their desires.

In Conclusion:

In the journey towards mental health and spiritual well-being, understanding the impact of trauma is crucial to create the life you desire. Professor Odi's expertise in trauma therapy and emotional intelligence offers valuable insights into how trauma can disrupt our alignment and hinder personal growth. By acknowledging and addressing these barriers, we can work toward healing, achieving alignment, and manifesting our true potential.

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