Explore how our minds and bodies deal with trauma with experienced yoga practitioner, Natural Herbalist and Councillor Ingrid Weissmann.
For as long as she can remember, Ingrid Weissmann has had a deep desire to know herself, so she can know others better. She started practicing yoga when she was 14 years old. By the age of 21 she was living as a renunciate in ashrams around Australia and in India. She spent 6 years studying and teaching yoga and meditation full-time in a charitable capacity. It was a special time of meeting people from all walks of life, ages and abilities. 27 years ago, after ashram-life, she graduated as a Naturopathic Herbalist and started The Herbal Medicine Clinic. Other qualifications include Natural Fertility Management, Bowen Therapy, Co-dependency Counselling and Loss and Grief Counselling, to name a few. Her husband, Malcolm Fowler, continues to run The Herbal Medicine Clinic. Ingrid and Malcolm is the branch of their business which focuses on personal development and trauma resolution. Ingrid now specialises in working with clients on their individual emotional needs, to help them move forwards and enjoy life more. Sessions are available in person at Port Macquarie or Kendall (mid-north coast of NSW), and worldwide via online video meetings.
What is a trauma? What is post-traumatic stress (PTS / PTSD)? In this session, Ingrid will explain how our minds and bodies store the impact of big life events. It is different to normal – the moment of impact can throw us completely off-balance on many levels. The residue of such an experience has the potential to be with us for the rest of our lives, unless resolved. Flashbacks, nightmares, unwanted thoughts and deep body tension are all signs of past trauma. It can happen to all of us. True trauma resolution is beyond willpower and requires specific treatment. PTS is sometimes regarded as untreatable… However, Ingrid guides her clients to achieve permanent relief and freedom from the symptoms of PTS each day. This results in freer bodies and more peaceful, focused minds for our yoga and meditation practices. Physical, mental and emotional balance is easier to achieve when we are free from the residue of trauma.