It is interesting how often I can encounter clients who come to me with history or current concerns about seizures. Perhaps the most common attribute of these complaints can often be an ‘embarrassment’ to discuss the issue. “it’s nothing… it was just a turn… I had a blackout of sorts…” Some other cases are a little more prevalent where a tremor or shake can be a social embarrassment or something to hide. But we should all be aware that these conditions should and do need to be taken seriously and discussed. It does not mean that everyone needs a CT Scan straight away but an awareness about what different types of seizures can and do entail is worth discussing so that the ‘embarrassment’ factor is not cause for non-investigation.
The link between emotional and physical trauma is well documented. But how does the body actually process trauma and what are the reasons for having a physical reaction to an emotional incident? Is there a physical hangover after emotional trauma? And which one should be worked on first? There is no separating of the two and both aspects of the equation need to be addressed to bring about resolution of the event.