Our 10 years of experience at InnerOptimal have shown us that any type of physical injury can cause a trauma – an emotional response – that can sometimes create an emotional stress. This is even more impactful when the injury derails life habits too abruptly or for an extended period of time. The emotional distress caused by a physical injury is often disregarded. The bones may heal, but the emotions generated by an accident may remain dormant for a long time. This can manifest into a fear of falling or never riding a horse again after a traumatic fall. More subtly, it can generate a loss of self-confidence, which becomes an unconscious behavioral pattern like fear of taking risks in professional or personal development.
In some cases, the person may not recover their full physical ability. Even a slight physical impairment will have a long lasting effect on someone’s behavior, and chronic pain can create stress. Our will to survive will fight very hard to cope with such stresses. In the case where your brain does not have the flexibility to adapt, release tension, and cope calmly with strong emotions, stress will accumulate to the point of generating emotional and brain-related disorders.
Thus a physical injury may turn into an emotional pain that is unknown or unseen by family members or friends. Unless you experience it, it is hard to understand how it feels. It can also be difficult to recognize that the emotional pain is related to a physical injury. The range of emotional symptoms can be broad and can vary from stress to severe anxiety, or mood swings to severe depression.
This month we are sharing a testimonial of a client who experienced repeated head injuries. Head injuries are a specific type of physical injury and can have a strong impact on self-development.
Our client, Mark*, came to visit us because his head injuries had forced him to change his sports career. His physical pain was also impairing his daily activities. He was suffering from headaches and dizziness. These symptoms were strong enough to prevent him from training and playing hockey. As a result, his inability to pursue his professional sports career created stress and anxiety. He lost confidence in himself and was oversensitive.
When Mark came to us, he had stopped his training for over a year. He had looked for more traditional health support. Unfortunately, this was not helpful. As he looked for a solution at an early stage in his life, his brain was able to quickly retrieve neuro-plasticity. Within only 2 months of brain training, he was able to improve his self-confidence, release stress and tension. It even helped him to retrieve his physical balance and get rid of his headaches. Now, Mark enjoys his professional hockey career again, full of confidence in his ability to succeed.
*Name has been changed for confidentiality