De-Condition Yourself and Be Empowered
De-Armouring is the process of removing the protective shielding we create in our lives which are a result of blockages created by trauma, thought-patterns, conditioning and negative experiences we have had. This protection hinders life-force from flowing freely throughout the body - ultimately hardening and desensitizing it.
Re-framing and understanding emotions
Releasing stuck emotions
Finding your own truth and empowering yourself
Re-sensitizing the body
Alleviating limiting beliefs
Opening up energetic pathways
Through conversation, exercises, and trigger-point massage, De-armouring essentially is de-coding and re-coding your body, so that you can live the life you want.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is De-Armouring?
De-Armouring is a massage modality, meaning it has massage elements but also relies on other things, like exercises, conversations and homework, with the aim of releasing trauma to free up life-force energy.
The word De-Armouring (meaning: "to take off armour") was coined by Wilhelm Reich, a pupil of Sigmund Freud, who studied life force energy. Some believe it to be even older, by different names, done by shamans hundreds or even thousands years ago.
How should I prepare for my first session?
Bring a notebook and a pen to write some of your revelations and homework down, in case you forget over time. Also, set rest of your afternoon to "me-time", so that you can relax and integrate. You may feel very tired and full after a session
If you are nervous, shy, or anxious, I recommend reaching out and asking about the sessions, booking a free talk, or reading about it here on the site. A key aspect of those emotions are the unknown or expecting the worst, so knowing what will happen, trusting me and yourself, and being a little brave are really good first steps.
What should I expect from my first session?
If you have never done this work before, your first session will have less touch and more talk and exercises, and it will most likely be about boundaries, emotions v. reality and learning about giving/receiving.
So, already from the first session you will learn about your physical and energetic boundaries, how to feel them and react according to them. You will also learn that how you react emotionally is not always in accordance to what is actually happening - but to trust that you are right, not because you do something "correctly", but because you have body knowledge. You will also learn what it means to give and receive, and how clean communication can improve your life tremendously.
Is De-Armouring painful?
De-Armouring can be quite intense because there may be a lot of process and emotions coming up, so it can seem emotionally painful if you have to let go of something that might not serve you anymore, which may have been your fortress your entire life.
On a physical level it is exactly as painful or pleasurable as you want it to be, meaning: you are in complete control of your own sessions. Nothing will happen which you have not already consented to, asked for, or has your full yes.
Can De-Armouring heal trauma?
Trauma can best be described as information-overload which your body-mind cannot handle in the given situation, postponing it to a later resolve and healing. Unresolved trauma can sit in the body for years, preventing you from reaching your full potential. De-armouring empowers you to resolve trauma related to abuse, conditioning, boundaries, emotions, and sexuality.
Most body-related trauma can be healed with De-Armouring - but severe cases must be addressed with a trauma expert, so sometimes I will refer clients on to help them heal. This would be in cases of unresolved trauma from rape, extreme physical or emotional violence, being born (needs rebirthing), PTSD and war, acute mental ilnesses, etc.
I would also like to recognize that many of the above words are boxes that you may find it hard to resonate with. If you are unsure of your situation, don't hesitate to reach out and I will help you as best I can.