Recently, my friend and good buddy Rehana Webster, who is a world-class expert at handling trauma, met with me on the Daring Dreamers Showcase.
I’ve been watching as she travels the world – lately to remote locations deep within the rugged mountains of Pakistan (see left, where she navigates the rickety bridges over treacherous rivers!).
Rehana helps women who were raped, abused and even targeted to be killed in ‘honor’ killings come back from extreme trauma to live better lives.
Why is her work so important? She told me that, in her experience, 90% of Pakistan’s population needs help with shock and trauma release. Imagine almost an entire country suffering shock and trauma. Serious business!
Have you ever noticed how someone who is upset can’t think straight until they get their nerves calmed down? There’s a very good reason for that. They’re in survival mode – Fight, Flight or Freeze.
We’re wired that way. Why? Because when you’re fleeing an enemy or attacker, what do you need to think about other than get safe, get safe, get safe? Our F-F-F mode kicks in so we can get to some kind of safety and survive even the most horrific experiences.
But once a person gets to a safe place where she can breathe a sign of relief, the strangest thing happens: sometimes (most times) she can’t unwind by herself. She keeps freaking out, or having flashbacks, terrible dreams, or repetitive visions of what happened.
She may not be able to ‘get present,’ or may experience a level of extreme watchfulness for danger called hyper-vigilance.
If you know any vets or women who have been brutally assaulted, or people who have gone through accidents, home invasion, domestic violence, rape, war experiences … you’ve seen trauma’s effects close at hand.
Talk therapy is pretty useless – the trauma settles into the very cells of the body, and you can’t talk it out. Energy therapies like TBT, EFT, etc. are the fastest way to eliminate the shock and trauma from the body.
You may have an experience of surprise, shock or trauma in your own body – maybe you had years of teasing, or bullying, or neglect from your own parents, siblings or classmates.
So I want to invite you to listen in during my interview with Rehana as she talks about her stripped-down, efficient-in-the-field version of EFT she calls the Trauma Buster Technique.
Click HERE or on the IDYR icon to the left to listen in to our shorty (30 minutes) interview.
Rehana Webster (Founder of TBT, EFT Master, NLP Master and AAMET Trainer of Trainers) used to work with the Correctional System in NZ, has trained over 200 doctors (!!!) in Pakistan to help their patients with TBT, and has been invited by very prestigious organizations like DOST Foundation and OXFAM to present workshops for the people they help in India and Pakistan.
All that sounds pretty formal, but she’s a kick-ass fun gal who loves to laugh as much as I do!
Here are some pictures of the amazingly courageous Rehana Webster as she treks deep into the wild mountains of Pakistan to help women (and men!) in need.