The Trauma Gates

There are many symptoms of trauma that can cause dysfunction in our lives. The Trauma Gates™ process unwinds the nervous system by using a series of proven self-regulation techniques. Unwinding the nervous system allows the body to gently release trauma from the cellular memory of the body. As it surfaces it can now be dealt with in a protected and safe manner. This gives the client a new experience of connection which will ultimately lead them to freedom.  Trauma Gates™ is an individualized integration process that rebuilds mind and body connection. It brings freedom from the painful effects of trauma, including PTSD. Trauma Gates is an individualized process designed to fit the client’s unique needs. It will explore boundaries, trauma in the cellular memory of the body and teach powerful resiliency techniques. Upon completion of this ten week process you will feel integrated, peaceful, and powerful!

 

There is no substitute for the human touch!

Experiencing trauma in at any point in life, especially childhood, can have severe and long-lasting effects. When trauma is not resolved, a sense of fear and helplessness carries over into future life experiences. This can set the stage for further trauma experiences.

It is not uncommon for the memory of traumatic experiences to be buried in the subconscious. As a result, people may have been misdiagnosed with ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.


Many who enter the Trauma Gates™ process have experienced symptoms of trauma without having connected them with a traumatic event in their life. This may be because they cannot remember the trauma or perhaps because they don’t believe the symptoms are connected to the trauma. When trauma happens, it gets stuck in the body’s cellular memory and neurological pathways get disrupted in the brain causing emotional and immune dysregulation and body pain. 


Trauma victims numb the pain to cope and their capacity to experience life is greatly challenged. The problem with numbing is that it is not selective. When you numb pain, you also numb joy and the ability to feel connected and safe in life. It is very frustrating and that is what brings people to Trauma Gates™!

​Traumatic Events May Include:

​Emotional/Psychological Symptoms:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Accidents

  • Natural disasters

  • Crimes

  • Surgeries

  • Deaths

  • Combat

  • Enduring deprivation

  • Neglect                   

  • Emotional abuse     

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse 

  • Urban violence

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief

  • Confusion

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Anger

  • Irritability

  • Mood swings

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Guilt, shame, self-blame

  • Withdrawing from others

  • Feeling sad or hopeless

  • Feeling disconnected

  • Feeling numb

  • Insomnia

  • Re-occurring nightmares

  • Fatigue

  • Being startled easily

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Racing heartbeat

  • Edginess and agitation

  • Nausea

  • Aches and pains

  • Muscle tension

  • Headaches

  • Bowel irregularities

Contact Anna Apple

call  970.903.0509

What To Expect

The first appointment is devoted to the process of building connection, safety, and relationship. You will connect with your Trauma Gates™ Practitioner and complete a comprehensive intake form. Comfort levels are established, and agreements are made to move forward.

Next, 10 weekly sessions* are scheduled and preformed with you fully clothed. You will be asked to connect to your somatic (body) responses through sensations: "Where is the pain? Where is the tension? Is it okay to touch?" Each session is led by your individual response.  It is important to note that Trauma Gates™ avoids re-traumatization and is not  "Talk Therapy" or "Massage Therapy."

*Sometimes additional sessions may be needed depending on the severity of the trauma.

Note: Clients are recommended to be actively in process with a psychotherapist or counselor experienced in trauma to maximize the healing benefit of the Trauma Gates™.