- Eight years ago, Aziza’s home was burglarized while she and her two very young children were home. The burglary took place at 3:00 am. Since that night, Aziza has awakened every night at 3:00 am and sent her husband to check the entire house. Every evening, she checks the house and inspects all the cupboards and closets, feeling nervous and insecure whenever she thinks of the event.
In a twenty minute demonstration of SE® with EmotionAid™, Aziza went through the images that were still haunting her. The therapist helped her discharge each image/thought that was still causing her anxiety. Aziza was amazed with the sensations of discharge and release that took place in her body. She felt a tremendous surge of energy and her whole body was ready to attack the burglar. The therapist normalized Aziza’s healthy, instinctive response of aggression to protect herself and her children. She explained this sense of aggression was healthy.
“You mean that what I felt was healthy? That I am healthy!” The next day, Aziza told the therapist that she slept through the night for the first time in eight years. On follow-up later, she was still sleeping through the night.