Top Oils for Trauma & PTSD

Top Oils for Trauma & PTSD
Here are the top 12 oils for trauma & PTSD.

1.) Thieves ~ Helps us deal with uncertainty. Also helps provide an extra boost to your overall wellness which is needed when your body is stuck in fight, flight, freeze or fawn mode.

2.) Peppermint ~ Helps to relieve tension, soreness, calms stressed nerves, and leaves us with a cooling effect which is beneficial in distress.

3.) Peace and Calming ~ This blend promotes relaxation, deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, dampens tensions, and uplifts feelings.

4.) PanAway ~ A blend often used for its ability to ease muscle tension but it is also a powerful oil to help with mental and emotional fatigue.

5.) Stress Away ~ Brings feeling of peace and tranquility, helps relieve daily stress and nervous tension, improves mental response, and promotes relaxation.

6.) Lavender ~ Known as the swiss army knife of essential oils for its ability to help with so many different areas. It induces feelings of relaxation and helps to calm the entire body.

7.) Lemon ~  Helps when you feel left behind, detached, empty, frustrated, stuck, and when life feels unreliable.

8.) Trauma Life ~ Aids in combating stress, anger, restlessness, and a weakened immune response.

9.) Valor ~ This blend helps energy alignment of the body, increases feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem. This oil is often the one that many Veterans struggling with PTSD grab when they are under pressure.

10.) Purification ~ Helps to reduce angry and violent feelings. Helps you deal with loneliness and rejection. Also helps turn around erroneous and negative thoughts.

11.) Release ~ Aids in the release of anger and memory trauma from the liver. It also helps open the subconscious mind through pineal stimulation.

12.) SARA ~ Helps relax into a mental state to facilitate the release of trauma. This is great oil for humans, as well as animals, who have had negative experiences that may have "charges" or "triggers". These are unresolved negative emotions that can be restored when brought to awareness.

13.) Joy ~ It produces magnetic energy and helps overcome grief, loss of the zest of life, and helps to restore what has been taken.

14.) Present Time ~ Helps with empowering, helping you get beyond the past, and move towards the future.

15.) Frankincense ~ Helps stimulate the limbic region of the brain, which is where we deal with our emotions. It also brings on a quick and effective grounding effect. 

16.) Bergamot ~ Shown to lower salivary cortisol levels and move the nervous system out of fight or flight. 

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What is the Aroma Freedom Technique?

What is the Aroma Freedom Technique?
The Aroma Freedom Technique was developed by Dr. Benjamin Perkus. Back in the late 1990's, he was working in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a powerful technique for helping people work through trauma. At that time, he found an amazing connection between scent and emotion. It turned out that it was the missing piece that would allow these processes to work more quickly and deeply due to the fact the amygdala which is in the limbic system responds instantaneously to the sense of smell. 

I had been trying to use essential oils for some deep emotional traumas just by smelling them or putting them in my diffuser and while they were helpful in that moment, they weren't healing my brain. When I finally decided to give the AFT a try, (let's be honest, it sounded a little weird to me), I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the power of it. I had spent hours at the counselor's office trying to work through this deep pain I had and yet one session of AFT cleared and healed the memories faster and better than any counseling I had received... 

(I still stand behind counseling 100% because it was very helpful in other ways!) 

The beauty of using essential oils to assist with processing of stressful memories is that there is a deep connection between the sense of smell and memory and it is possible to actually change the meaning of memories by introducing oils at the right time. It sounds simple, but there is actually a particular method that must be followed in order to see results. 

The AFT uses specific blends to process negative memories, connect us to positive memories, or form associations with positive thoughts and intentions. Your limbic system in the center of the brain is tied directly to the sense of smell. Smell is the only way you can actually reach the limbic system.

The limbic system is the coordinator of all your emotional memories...however they are not stored there. That part of the brain performs functions of a librarian who catalogues all the emotional memory books and then assigns a location on the shelves of your body to hold that information for future reference. When we have an emotional experience, especially a traumatic or painful one, the amygdala assigns a part of your body to remember that experience until you are ready to deal with it. Stored emotions can actually hinder the function of our organs and make us sick as well as keep us from achieving the goals we would like to achieve. 

Are you ready for the past to let go? Are you ready to find emotional freedom in your life? I want to help you find freedom like I did.

xo Rachelle 

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I had tried everything. 
I had tried therapy. I had tried oils. I had even tried Splankna.
All these things helped a little...

But I still could not escape.
 I couldn't escape the words spoken over me as a child that were holding me back from being successful in my own mindset. I couldn't escape the negative memories surrounding my children. I couldn't escape the anger and frustration simmering inside that came from who knows where. I literally had tried to let go of any bitterness or anger in my heart and I didn't feel like I was actually holding on to it...but it was holding on to me...