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PTSD and emotional trauma are complicated phenomenons in a person.  We cannot go back and erase the past so we need to be able to live with it without it creating chronic "mini traumas" regularly in our life.  Most of the time we learn to "live with it" and work around it, accepting that it's just going to be there. 


It doesn't have to be like that.

What helps and what we really need is to heal.  But our bodies, our brains and our minds are not always open to that healing. We get in

Neurofeedback can help heal PTSD and emotional trauma Skagit with Kara Stamback

PTSD and emotional trauma

The type of coaching I do helps people to understand how we innocently create and hold thought patterns in our heads that lock the trauma in place.  Once a person sees that for themselves and starts to recognize how to navigate around that and realizes the potential the mind has to heal itself you learn how to get out of your own way and healing begins to happen naturally.  Learning this allows a person to have a greater ease in the way they relate to their trauma and more confidence that it can be resolved within themselves.  It's simple and powerful. All people are unique in how they experience both trauma and healing. Coaching helps people to see some of the ways they innocently stand in the way of their own healing and understand the mechanisms that account for that. That can loosen the mind enough to resolve the trauma or sometimes it just gives enough space for the person to see what the next step may be in their unique path to healing.  But it is amazing to know how healing works and how we can innocently stand in the way and what it feels like to be open to healing our own trauma.

There are many ways to help people overcome the challenging effects of PTSD and emotional trauma.  Most of them require talking about the event and revisiting the feelings that event brings up.  Neurofeedback is different.  It is working on a different level.  Neurofeedback does not target or treat trauama.  Instead it calms the central nervous system and shifts the body and mind out of “fight or flight” and into “rest and repair”. This shift allows the cognitive, rational side of ourselves to have control of our emotions and to logically process emotions as they arise. This helps us to have more of a say as to how we feel and respond to emotional triggers. Neurofeedback helps us regulate all emotional triggers, trauma is one of the emotions that can benefit from this. There are lots of innefficiencies in the brain, including trauma that cause excessive activity, keeping people in a state of chronic arousal—making it difficult to sleep, hard to engage and to relax. Without treating the trauma directly, neurofeedback gives the brain the space to self-reflect and allow it to be more calm and self-observant which promotes healing.

habits that are originally designed to protect us from the trauma but ultimately become unnecessary barriers to our natural ability to heal. I offer two services that can help a person heal from trauma:




If you're interested in exploring new ways of moving towards resolving your PTSD or emotional trauma call me.  Not sure if you should call? Do it. I'm super easy to talk to, I'll for sure have something interesting that you hadn't considered and I'm totally uninvested in whether you work with me or not, I just want you to know what's possible for you and what it could look like. 

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