Hey, soulful guides! Are you ready to deepen your understanding of trauma and empower your clients on their healing journeys? Today, we’re delving into the transformative realm of trauma release methods, specifically designed for coaches, healers, and facilitators (or aspiring ones!) like yourself.

As transformational guides, we know the profound impact that trauma can have on our clients’ lives. It’s time to equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to support them on their path to healing and growth. Together, we can create safe and nurturing environments where transformation becomes possible.

In this blog, we’ll cover what trauma is and explore various trauma-release methods that can be integrated into your practice. By expanding your knowledge and toolbox, you’ll be able to offer even more effective guidance and facilitate profound breakthroughs for your clients. It’s time to elevate your coaching, healing, or facilitating practice to a new level!

Are you ready to deepen your impact as a coach, healer, or facilitator? Let’s embark on this empowering journey and discover the power of trauma-release methods. 

Get ready to ignite transformation and support your clients in their quest for healing. 

Let’s begin… 

Understanding Trauma and Its Various Forms

Before we dive into the various trauma-release methods to heal past wounds, it’s important that we understand trauma on a deeper level.

Trauma encompasses a range of experiences that cause significant distress and overwhelm an individual’s capacity to cope. It can manifest in different forms, such as physical trauma resulting from accidents or injuries, emotional trauma stemming from abuse or neglect, and psychological trauma arising from traumatic events like natural disasters or violence.

As coaches, healers, and facilitators, it is crucial for us to recognize that trauma isn’t limited to singular catastrophic events but can also arise from prolonged exposure to adverse circumstances or ongoing stress. This broader perspective allows us to better support our clients in navigating their healing journeys.


Common Symptoms and Effects of Unresolved Trauma

Trauma has a profound impact on the body’s stress response system, often leading to dysregulation and heightened sensitivity to stressors. When trauma occurs, there is an activation of the body’s natural fight-or-flight response, which floods the system with stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.

If this response is frequently triggered or remains unresolved, it can contribute to:

  • Chronic stress
  • Inflammation
  • A compromised immune system

As coaches, healers, and facilitators, it is essential for us to recognize the mind-body connection in trauma healing. By incorporating somatic approaches and practices that regulate the nervous system, we can support our clients in releasing stored trauma from their bodies and promoting holistic healing.

Understanding trauma is the first step towards compassionate and effective support for our clients. By acknowledging its various forms, recognizing common symptoms and effects, and appreciating the connection between trauma and the body’s stress response, we can navigate the path to healing with insight and empathy.

Common Trauma Release Methods

Now that we understand trauma a bit better, let’s explore a variety of effective trauma-release methods that can support your clients in releasing past pain. These powerful tools offer unique pathways toward healing, regulation, and transformation.

1. Breathwork

As you probably guessed by exploring Pause Breathwork 😉, conscious breathing techniques hold immense potential in releasing stored trauma and regulating the nervous system. By guiding clients to focus on their breath and engage in intentional breathwork practices, we can help them access deep states of relaxation and tap into the body’s innate healing wisdom. Through conscious breathing, we can release tension, calm the mind, and create space for profound emotional and energetic shifts. (To learn more about becoming a trauma-aware breathwork facilitator, click here.)

2. Somatic Coaching

Somatic Coaching is a body-centered coaching method that focuses on energetic healing, parts works, and releasing trauma from the nervous system. It recognizes that trauma is not solely lodged in our minds but also deeply embedded in our bodies. Through gentle guidance and attuned awareness, this approach allows clients to reparent traumatic experiences, discharge trapped energy, and restore balance to the nervous system. Somatic Coaching empowers clients to reconnect with their bodies and cultivate resilience from within. (To learn more about our somatic coaching certification program, click here.)

3. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR is a therapeutic approach that helps process traumatic memories by utilizing eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. By engaging in these guided rhythmic movements, clients can reprocess and integrate distressing experiences, allowing for resolution and healing. EMDR has shown tremendous efficacy in reducing the impact of trauma and its associated symptoms.

4. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) a.k.a. “Tapping”

EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques (a.k.a. “tapping”), introduces the use of tapping on specific acupressure points to alleviate emotional distress and release trauma. By combining elements of cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and acupressure, EFT allows clients to address underlying emotional blockages and disrupt the body’s stress response. Through this gentle and accessible practice, clients can tap into their emotional freedom and create profound shifts in their well-being.

5. Journaling and Expressive Writing

The act of journaling and expressive writing offers a powerful avenue for processing and releasing trauma. By encouraging clients to put pen to paper and delve into their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, we facilitate a transformative process of self-reflection. Journaling provides a safe and private space for clients to explore their inner worlds, gain insight, and release emotions that have been held captive within. As coaches, healers, and facilitators, we can guide our clients to unlock the healing potential of this cathartic practice.

 To wrap it up…


These common trauma-release methods provide invaluable resources for us as we support our clients on their healing journeys. Here at Pause, we specialize in training masterful trauma-aware breathwork facilitators. Our certification program is designed to empower facilitators with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to unleash the healing potential of conscious breathing.

If you are interested in deepening your trauma-release practice, join us on this transformational journey. You can learn more about our trauma-aware somatic coaching & breathwork facilitators certification programs here.

I hope you found this blog helpful!


With love,

Samantha Skelly & The Pause Breathwork Team


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