Questions & Answers
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions
This question cannot be answered in a general way. The number of sessions depends:
- How much are you willing to feel your emotional pain? To really feel.
- how strong are your avoidance strategies and protective mechanisms that prevent you from feeling again?
- Where are you now on your healing journey and where do you want to go?
- How deeply and extensively do you collaborate between sessions and use the tools and tools in your everyday life that I provide?
- How much did you get into your head?
- How deregulated is your nervous system?
- Are you feeling dust or can you still perceive your feelings somewhat?
Everyone moves at their own pace on their healing journey and brings with them different prerequisites, so everyone also requires a very individual number of sessions.
The deeper you can open up to your feelings in a session, the more can happen in a session. The more can happen in a session, the fewer sessions you need. However, this cannot be determined by you, but by your subconscious, your body.
If you can open up very deeply to your emotional injuries very quickly, you will need fewer sessions than if you are numb and have to relearn that feeling is safe at the beginning. If you are numb, the sessions don't go as deep in the beginning. You first have to learn again that it is safe to feel feelings. This goes in small steps, sometimes very small steps. Being feeling dust is a trauma response.
Healing from trauma takes time and patience.
I usually accompany people for several months.
At what intervals should I book sessions?
The sessions still have an effect for a few days, so the intervals between the sessions can be longer. You alone determine the intervals between sessions. Many people book a session every 2 or 3 weeks for a certain period of time, others once a month or at irregular intervals. This depends on where you are and what you want and at what pace you want to go.
If you are not able to perceive many feelings, I recommend booking a session every 2 weeks.
How does a session work?
At the beginning of the session we find out together what is emotionally stressing you at this moment or what has triggered you recently. These are emotions that are just below the surface, ready to be released. These are not new feelings, but old emotions stored in you.
I then invite you to close your eyes so that your mind can come to rest and with my help you turn your attention inward and you feel what is there right now in this moment. I guide you through the layers of emotions that are showing up in this moment. Strong or weak emotions, whatever shows up. A whisper or a hurricane, everything is right. I guide you through certain questions again and again to go into your body, to become aware of which emotion wants to be felt now.
If you use avoidance strategies in order not to feel, I interrupt them - provided you have given me permission beforehand. We process emerging images, memories, words, scenes with inner child work. You do not speak in the session as an adult, but your inner child, who appears in this session, speaks and feels what it has buried within itself for decades. You speak out the words that have been stuck in you since childhood, that you were not allowed to say or could not say. This happens out loud. Speaking out loud can have a very liberating effect.
Furthermore, depending on the need and situation, forgiveness, transformation of limiting beliefs, cleansing and other techniques are incorporated into the session.
How is an emotional release session different from talk therapy?
In talk therapy, the conscious mind of the therapist talks to your conscious mind as an adult.
The conscious mind makes up 5% of us. We are controlled by the powerful 95% of our subconscious mind.
Your trauma is in your body, in your subconscious - not in your head.
In Emotional Release sessions we address the body, where the trauma is stuck.
In a safe environment and with guidance, your body can gradually learn that it is safe to feel again.
That which you can feel, you can heal.
Talking about your emotional pain is what you do with your mind.
Speaking is avoiding feeling.
In the Emotional Release session you start to feel again.
By feeling the long suppressed emotions you reintegrate your split off parts.
You learn to deal with strong feelings in a healthy way again.
Who is Emotional Release Therapy right for?
Emotional release is right for you if:
- you feel a deep urge inside you to want to free yourself emotionally
- You are ready to feel and transform your emotional pain
- You are ready for a very intense experience
- You want to feel your emotions again
- You have a deep inner willingness and openness to work on yourself and want to change something.
- You have the courage and the deep will to look at your emotional injuries.
- You want to resolve your narcissistic trauma on an emotional level
- You want to work on yourself beyond the conscious mind
- You are aware that your current challenges may be related to emotional hurts in the past.
- You want more than just "talk about it
- Deep inside you feel: Oh yes, I'm ready, feel it, feel it, feel it.
- You are aware that emotional release is a process that requires deep commitment over a period of months
For whom Emotional Release Therapy is not right
- if you're looking for talk therapy, because that's not it.
- If you want to "make your pain go away".
- if you have the expectation that with one or two sessions all your life issues will be solved
Does private health insurance cover the costs?
So far, private health insurances do not reimburse my services because Emotional Release Therapy is not included in the insurers' benefit catalogs.