Sophie describes how her autoimmunity (and other people’s) might result from a traumatic event. She, therefore, engaged in possible healing modalities such as EMDR, somatic experiencing, acupuncture, and talk therapy and took it on as her responsibility to heal the trauma, so her body could relax. And eventually, heal.
I have primarily linked my autoimmunity to bad lifestyle choices and an unhealthy upbringing. Nonetheless, I have also tried numerous healing modalities similar to Sophie’s. As I described in a recent post
my story of transformation looked something like this:
“She works on herself, becomes spiritual, discovers secrets of her past and her past life, identifies her main stressors, learns how to deal with strenuous emotions, and determines what is good for her and what is not. She finds peace. She goes to psychiatrists, psychologists, astrologers, and gurus reads religion and philosophy, takes yoga classes, craniosacral therapy, chants mantras, and meditates. She eats avocados and spirulina, and drinks green juices and aloe vera extract. She reads her horoscope, takes personality tests, and checks her blood type. She drinks Ayahuasca, doesn’t drink alcohol, drinks only wine, or smokes herbs. She goes to homeopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths and tries Chinese medicine. She sets her alarm to five am or does natural sleeping. She discovers her past life, gets hypnotized, and learns NLP. She creates vision boards, journals daily, expresses her gratitude, or repeats affirmations. Her friends lay her Tarot cards. Strangers take her on a shamanic journey. Experts read her aura. She clears her chakras and travels to Rishikesh”.
None of these approaches - although many of them helpful, fun, and relaxing - haven’t healed me. I became weary of the idea that healing is possible, what healing means, and that I am the sole responsible for not being healthy.
AN IMPORTANT PART SEEMED TO BE MISSING, whether I blame a psychological trauma or physiological wrongdoing for my autoimmunity.