In the latest issue of Psychotherapy in Australia ((Vol 20 No 4 Aug 2014) Angela Nickerson, Director of the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program, discusses research into the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees, focusing on the concept of resilience. She points out that psychological research has consistently reported higher levels of mental disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder and depression amongst refugee groups. In fact, and I suppose, not surprisingly, 'Overall, refugees exhibit states of psychopathology ten times that of the general Australian population'.
Much research has focused on documenting the extent of various psychological disorders amongst various refugee groups. However, as Nickerson points out, we can look at the issue from another angle: the people who have been through similar trauma and who appear to have survived and go on to lead productive lives without succumbing to mental disorder. What is it about these people that prevents them experiencing or protects them from similar negative effects? What has given this resilience?
What is resilience?
What exactly is resilience? According to Nickerson, this is a hotly debated topic in psychological research.
Some see it as an absence of psychological disorder after being exposed to adversity.
Others see it as a personality trait that moderates stress and promotes adaptation.
And others assert that resilience is associated with certain qualities (attributes of mastery for us EMF-ers?) that include self-esteem, curiosity and a sense of control over the environment.
Associated with the concept of post traumatic stress is the concept of post traumatic growth: that which doesn't kill us makes us strong! We can experience much trauma and be dealt many distressing and devastating blows in life and still be resilient.
Thinking about all of the above, I was reminded that development of greater resilience is often referred to as one of the commonly experienced effects of ongoing EMF Balancing. My own experience attests to this.
Now that Peggy allows that EMF can be classified as a therapy, as it recently was in Austria, it may be helpful to explore this a bit further.
Nickerson believes that all the above definitions of resilience may apply to refugees and there are many benefits in studying those who have experienced trauma and gone on to thrive in the new environment. By understanding more about the actual mechanisms from which these people drew their support, be they personality factors, coping strategies, psychological processes, religious support, access to services or other as yet unidentified factors, we may be able to develop 'novel and effective intervention strategies' to help others.
Could EMF Balancing be one such intervention?
What do you think? What has been your experience?
Here are a few suggestions relating to the mechanisms involved in an EMF energy balance. They would include:
- Strengthening our core energy to 'hold a greater charge of our being' (as Kryon puts it) and to 'radiate more of our core energy'
- Strengthening our Universal Calibration Lattice (UCL), that part of our electro magnetic field that connects us with all that is
- Deepening our connection with the energy of the earth
- Reinforcing our connection with our higher self
- Providing an integrative way of dealing with head and heart, past, present and future