Diving into the fire of trauma: a nondual approach to healing and awakening

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Nixon, Gary
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Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology
The author explores his own attempts at healing from trauma, which led to an embracement of a nondual psychotherapy approach. He explains how catharsis therapy, psychodrama, and somatic experiencing, while initially helpful, did not facilitate a full healing. By moving to incorporate a choiceless awareness perspective, the author found he was able to drop his judgments about the trauma experience, facilitating dissolution of the trauma experience. This discussion is then extended to letting go of the grasping at survival and the separate self, accepting death, and then even psychic hell. Three case studies are shared to show how a nondual therapy approach can be used to work with some dark traumas
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Nondual psychotherapy , Letting go , Childhood trauma , Trauma , Healing , Awakening , Catharsis therapy , Psychodrama , Somatic experiencing
Nixon, G. (2013). Diving into the fire of trauma: A nondual approach to healing and awakening. Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology, 5.