DVD, ~1 hour with 30–45 min discussion included

As a young boy this client was overwhelmed with helplessness in watching his Mother struggle with the ravages of cancer. He was also further traumatized from watching his Father brutally kill a dog that was ill.

Teaching Points:

  • Honoring this client’s long life commitment to help people and animals die with dignity and compassion
  • Working with the frozen shock energy of horror trapped in his eyes that feel shutdown and uncoordinated in the beginning of the session
  • Facilitating discharge of over-arousal and grief related to these events
  • Dealing with the truth that there was nothing he could do at the time to heal his Mother (or the animal) or to stop the pain and suffering he witnessed.

His eyes eventually begin to release the shock energy and his visual field clears.  Feeling relief, he becomes more present.