CLIENT: Female, right-handed, age early 50s
CONFLICT: Feeling trapped – motor conflict
Conflict Active – muscle weakness/ paralysis Healing Phase – increased weakness
Biological purpose is to play dead, so function loss of muscles. Muscles come back to life at epi crisis causing twitching/shaking (Parkinsons is hanging epi crisis)
SYMPTOMS: vibrating/shaking feeling in left shoulder radiating around to breast, and sometimes affecting spine. Mild to severe, mostly present. Worse in the night and morning. She had been experiencing this for 4 months. She had really intense episodes everytime she was stressed either if her husband snapped at her (which made her feel like a burden), or when her daughter had been ill after being diagnosed with a painful condition.
CURRENT TREATMENT: client has been taking DIM (Diindolylmethane) for natural oestrogen balance as she read that there can be a vibration feeling caused by low oestrogen.
How is the Motor Conflict (feeling trapped) relevant?
Client stated there are several areas of feeling trapped in life:
- Financially stuck, too old to get mortgage, no finances to buy house
- Feeling stuck living in a temporary rented house which is not suitable for needs of family
- Dependant on husband for lifts due to losing confidence to drive and go out on her own. Feels like a nuisance and a burden on him
- Feeling stuck in house due to stopping work and husband working long hours from home
INITIAL ADVICE: Advised to try driving again, see what happens.
RESULT: She began to drive and went out on her own.
The vibration feeling stopped for a few days. Then it returned, but only occured in mild episodes, lasting less than a minute.
My reasoning: this indicates the conflict is relevant and has downgraded quite significantly with a feeling of independence. As this was not a full resolution, it is now necessary to find the original conflict shock.
Seeking the original conflict shock:
Can the client remember any relevant shocks or trauma in the past?
She received a shock when her daughter told her she had been diagnosed with a painful condition for which there was no cure. It was shortly after this that the vibrations seemed to start. She remembers feeling helpless because she had to rely on her husband and didn’t have the freedom to just go to her daughter whenever she needed her without burdening him.
My reasoning: this doesn’t allow time for the conflict active phase for it to be the original conflict.
Let’s look at conflict active symptoms – weakness of muscles and/or paralysis.
Has the client had any of these symptoms in the affected areas?
She realised this answer was yes. For 2 years she had experienced clunking in her spine, sometimes feeling like grinding, and her pelvis was frequently going out of alignment, for which she has been seeing an osteopath. The osteopath had told her that the muscles were weak and struggling to support the spine. This had stopped for the last few months – which (coincidentally) is when the vibration started.
When did this weakness begin?
She remembered precisely that it started when she saw a different osteopath due to her regular one being on holiday in January 2021. She had thought that the other osteopath had somehow caused spinal problems.
Why didn’t she wait for her regular osteopath?
She was experiencing complete numbness at the front of her torso every night, so wanted to be seen quickly. When this began it was coupled with extreme weakness/paralysis in her legs. She had thought these symptoms were related to each other, but I suggested that these were likely 2 different conflicts. As she had an understanding of the biological laws, she’d had a session with a ‘GNM practitioner’ who advised her she was experiencing a brutal separation, something she couldn’t hold on to (hug).
What happened at that time?
This started happening when she was finally able to buy a house, but the mortgage was rejected at the final stage. She felt like she would never escape the situation she was in of not owning her own home.
My reasoning: I suggested that the numbness could be brutal separation and the weakness/paralysis was triggered by the feeling of being trapped in the house.
She then remembered having another moment of shock around that time when she felt hopelessly trapped financially in her situation. This memory brought an emotional response, which is indicative of the root cause.
FINDING THE RESOLUTION:
Finding the moment of resolution will further help to understand and confirm the conflict.
Was there a ‘good thing’ that happened around the time of receiving news of her daughter’s condition?
Around the same time, her husband had received an offer of investment into the project he had been working on.
Client experienced a motor conflict with the shock of the mortgage falling through and the harrowing thought of being forever stuck in a financial rut and in the small rented house she had lived for several years, while it was only intended to be a stop-gap while she found a suitable home for her family. This was experienced alongside a brutal separation conflict.
The house was a symptom of the financial situation, which meant she was stuck in that house, and there were still active emotions keeping this conflict from resolving mentally. Additionally, not having enough space in the small house exaggerated the feeling of being trapped. Not driving and feeling trapped with being reliant on her husband obviously also exaggerated this feeling. Additionally, hearing about her daughter’s condition retriggered the conflict, feeling trapped because she felt she had to stay close to help out, unable to go away or plan anything, or even work.
Hearing about the offer of investment resolved the feeling of being trapped and there was now light at the end of the tunnel and she could see a way out of their financial situation. However this is being frequently retriggered by tracks and the unreleased emotions of her situation.
Her daughter’s episodes of pain became a track for feeling trapped, as did her husband snapping at her.
ONGOING ADVICE: In the meantime, the client is working mentally on her perception of her situation, reframing the view that there is always a way out of a financial situation, while downgrading the feeling of being trapped by increasing her independence, including driving more and going out more on her own.
A physical resolution suggestion is to start working again, even if this was only temporary until her husband’s project materialised financially. Earning money would resolve the financial situation, and going out to work would increase her independence and get her out of the house.
UPDATE October 2023: Client is only experiencing an occasional very light tickling sensation now in the breast. She is no longer concerned and feels this is lessening with time.
This is an ongoing case study. I will update as and when it further progresses.