Of all the various things a woman has to endure in her existence, early life sexual assault and rape is without a doubt the most destructive. The trail of devastation can go on for years long after the female victims violence recedes into her subconscious.
In almost every case these women and young girls, (regardless if they have or haven’t filed assault charges), are invariably lead through the maze of psychiatric and or psychological approaches to try to recover from the depression and lifelessness they feel on a daily basis. In so many cases these professional attempts flatly fail the victim. Their given multiple medications such as anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds like Xanax or Klonopin and more recently loaded up on sedative hypnotics like Ambien and Lunesta to try to treat the chronic insomnia. While the professionals trying to help mean well, they just don’t know what else to do. This in effect, adds another layer of epidemic on top of the original problem. No one in these fields is talking about what’s glaringly apparent: These medications aren’t working; they’re a band aid on a bullet wound, and, by way of neglect, they are making the sexual trauma worse.
So other than these meds, what is available out there?
Military personnel who are victims of post traumatic stress disorder are using something called neurofeedback with great results for their trauma. First the outer cortical layer of the brain is taught to relax and calm itself. Then a protocol called Alpha-Theta Training allows the inner, or limbic brain to systematically release the bio-electrical energy (and emotional memory) connected to the sexual rape. This process happens by degrees and over a number of sessions, so it’s not instant, short-term relief like medications. But it does seem to produce long term results that medications do not. The first symptom to release is usually the anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder. Next sleep will normalize. Once sleep recovery is achieved, than the rest of the process tends to flow naturally and relief begins to blossom along with a smiling, joking and happier client. This is an incredibly beautiful process to observe and be a part of. Premature age lines disappear, along with the dark circles under the eyes.
Statistics show that one in four girls are rape victims before the age of 18, while the median age for reported rape abuse is as young as 9 years old.
But perhaps the most troubling fact is that 30-40% of victims are abused by a family member. While another 50% of childhood and teenage sexual assault cases were abused by someone outside of the family who they knew and trusted. So why is it that an epidemic of this proportion can be so buried and ignored by our collective culture? The answer is simple; It’s easier to isolate the griever of the victims violence than it is to share in their pain. And this is just the beginning, once isolated and alone in their pain with no family or friends willing to help them grieve, this childhood sexual trauma descends into post traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, panic disorder, long term insomnia and a complete disconnect from the bliss of female orgasm. Neurofeedback has a 40 year history of helping relieve of these and other symptoms that these victims suffer.
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