Books
by
Shuna

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What If Symptoms Are Your Friend?

An Introduction to BodyMind Bridge and Your Self-Healing Mind

This is a brief and thorough introduction to the BodyMind Bridge system of self-healing. In three illustrated chapters you will find a whole new way to think about your symptoms and learn new skills regarding your health you never knew you had. When medical science has no answers for you, when MRIs and CT scans, lab tests, and blood work show no physical cause for your symptoms—choosing to participate powerfully in your own healing is a viable option!  In this book, you will learn how to access the wisdom your deeper healing mind is holding just for you— vital information that will reveal the steps needed to achieve the health you desire.

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BodyMind Bridge and the Self-Healing Mind

A Guide for Therapists and the People They Serve

Here, I propose a new approach. Let’s show people how to actively participate in releasing the root cause of their own symptoms! This is the focus of BodyMind Bridge work.

This book contains the full BodyMind Bridge curriculum. I originally wrote it for therapists who want to include the incredible potential our deeper mind has for mitigating mental health challenges. It is also written for the client who wants to release old emotions or beliefs that no longer serve them and has become the textbook for the certification course.

It is time for the fundamentals of psychotherapy to include the deeper waters of our entire beautiful human consciousness.

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I was prompted to write this book the day I learned many therapists have not been taught about the richness and healing possibilities that exist in the deeper levels of our mind, how to safely access them, and most importantly, how to guide their clients to do much of their own inner healing work.

How to Deactivate Your Survival Trance(s)

Release date: spring of 2022 

From Chapter One:

We automatically go into a survival trance—especially as kids, when we are in danger and cannot fight or run away. Instead, we freeze. We move our awareness away from the scene, so we can get through the experience and survive.

Living with the strain of one or more survival trances is extremely common.

All of us endure traumas—big and small—during a full and challenging lifetime. It’s just part of the human experience. Don’t be fooled into thinking the only people who live with trauma are victims of severe violence or soldiers in combat. There are more mundane examples of trauma; falling off our bike and breaking a bone, being bullied or gaslighted or ignored or neglected all lead to trauma. Kids enslaved as caretakers of a drug-addicted parent develop trauma. Being a witness to violence. The list is endless.  The survival trance helps us get through the brutal and disheartening moments in our life. 

To be clear, the survival trance is designed to help us in all these situations, but when we cannot speak out loud about what happened or are too numb to even name it, we can remain in that trance for years. We wrap ourselves in a protective survival trance automatically—even when very young.

Of course, we don’t do this consciously. Instead, we possess our own 911 call center within us that jumps into action when needed. Our nervous and endocrine systems immediately usher us into a survival trance where we can “check out” until the danger has passed. This protective trance is meant to be temporary, but if we gulp the fear (or anger or shame) and don’t release

it—if we keep it a secret—it can stay in us and cloud our vitality for the rest of our lives.

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