This week I am attending an advanced training workshop on HMR, Holographic Memory Resolution. I am bathed in stories about the resolution of chronic pain, migraine and other conditions through this memory mapping technique that is being learned by psychologists and others in the helping professions.

Some of the stories are astounding, all are interesting. A quote from Brent Baum’s text, abridged:

When a physiological trauma like a car accident … occurs, the event can become bound within an emotional trance state which will preserve the pain symptoms intact despite the healing of the physiological body. … The emotional trance state induced bears with it the capacity to maintain the trance-created illusion of the pain syndrome intact [and] … will defy the interventions of surgery, acupuncture, medications, bio-chemical intervention … causing the pain to recur at the predicted intervals.

There are over 16,000 documented HMR cases that include the successful resolution of pain syndromes such as PMS – where the trauma of the first period is re-activated, resulting in the same cramping and mood shifts that acccompanied the original experience; sports trauma – where excessive stress to the body, the last push of a marathon, induces pain that is ignored; the body then holds somatic memory related to the injury, despite physiological healing.

Brent Baum regales us with anecdotal evidence in support of this incredible technique. Post-partum depression also responds to HMR: there are indications that this may be due to early trauma, where a child ‘part’ is activated by the birth of a child that triggers subconscious panic from the wounded ‘parts’ that are still actively in frozen trance.

What appears as manic-depressive illness also responds with a reduction in mood swings and intensity of swings, suggesting that trauma underlies the illness, and can be resolved through HMR.

The hallmark of HMR is enhanced access to the wisdom of the bodymind that provides the mapping of memory patterns. HMR stimulates the nervous system to spontaneously and safely map its trauma history – all the bumps and bruises that are encoded meticulously by the subconscious – and provides the way to solutions. The nervous system directs attention to the sites of memory encoding. What we need for this release is the ability to imagine a safe scene.

In short, as I have said elsewhere, the technique allows for locating of sensation in the body – the lump in the throat, the tension in the neck – and then the access to early memory that is then cleared.

It’s amazing stuff, that is all I can say. Speechless? Well, hardly, but you get my drift.

Be well – and listen to your body.