Thu. May 19th, 2022
overcoming illness and trauma

Overcoming illness and trauma starts with recognition of the root cause.

Be Super agree with Dr. Gabor Mate who said – “There is only one major source of mental or physical illness, and that is childhood trauma”.

In agreeing with this bold statement, it is important to agree with the awareness that Dr Mate puts forward for the definition of trauma:

“Trauma is a restriction/limitation of your capacity to respond in the present moment from your authentic self. You do not need a single traumatic event or chronic stress to activate trauma!”(1)

“Illness is rooted in compensations and adaptations that have to do with childhood trauma.” (1)

A consideration away from this:

Let us assume that you have gained perspective on that which caused you to hold back the emotions of a traumatic event or chronic stress. If you are able to then clear and heal then that tension will now be free of it. That does not prevent you from holding back the emotions and behaviour related to new new shock waves – and this may happen at any time of your life. Therefore, we humbly, suggest that whilst we agree that predominantly “illness is rooted in compensations and adaptations that have to do with childhood trauma – we believe it may, for some people, manifest at a later stage of life.

Trauma/chronic stress is a restriction/limitation of your capacity to respond in the present moment from your authentic self. (At any age).

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What is trauma?

Trauma is not what happens to you it is what happens inside of you caused by what happened to you.

Summary of what causes illness and trauma:

Trauma is a restriction of your capacity to respond in the present moment from your authentic self. It causes illness and pain from which you don’t need dramatic events.

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Overcoming illness and trauma:

Be Super have recognised how to relieve trauma and chronic stress. We have created VFP Wellbeing Experience to help reconcile and rejuvinate your true self with your being.

Attachment/detachment and ‘lack of authenticity’ are the cause of illness and trauma:

Attachment is an essential basic driver in life (essential from childhood). In order to take care of yourself and others you need a close attachment to someone you trust – and they also need it from you. Attachment also relates to feelinf safety and trust from your own beings – within yourself.

Only when you have awareness, respect and gratitude for the safety and trust that is provided to you from your own ‘intelligent inner systems,’ onyl then, will you start to facilitate flow.

Authenticity is an essential aspect of being true to yourself. When attachment impedes authenticity then trauma occurs. Attachment/detachment from your real-self is the root cause of all mental and physical illness.

Authenticity is about being in natural flow:


All energy/life was created to interact in ‘harmonic cycles/phases’ and provide a mutually beneficial and altruistic experience – another way of saying this is simply – ‘love’.

As an example – instead of destroying trees and wildlife – we could have more mutually beneficial and altruistic projects like they have in Singapore –

mutual and altruistic projects

Further examples are available from the you tube links below:

Beneficial experiences and trauma are part of the same cycle!

Our solar system and ‘planet earth’ experience both flow and trauma in the same way as humans.

Key learning point – humans have mutiple internal intelligent systems (we are more than just a single human frequency)!?! The following image shows a cycle of flow (within a golden ratio), within varying coloured frequencies of energy. All the frequencies are essential, and all provide a different experience.

Frequencies of life

All life is made up of varying vibrating frequencies. Not only in frequency, but in the way they interact during varying phases/cycles. Some vibrating frequencies are more coherent than others, and some resonate. Some energy frequencies are beyond normal human perception, and yet still have significant impact on our lives. If one energy force interferes with the natrual cycle of another, and limits its potential for expression of its natural self, then ‘trauma’ will be experienced.

Trauma may not be all bad!?!

Humans have developed an inner protection system, unlike most other energy forms, that seeks to protect us from the affects of any trauma. Allow me to clarify what I mean:

All life develops cycles/phases/patterns that are conducive to survival and safety. Humans however, due to their unique disposition for new and sometimes challenging experiences, have developed an inner coping/protection system that allows them to eperience shock waves but delay/shut down the emotional response until a later time. This later time will only arise when the individual feels safe and trusting with others and their environment. For those who have a ‘wider optimal flow range’ this may happen sooner, and for those with little resilience it may never happen.


Hormeses (a little bit of what is bad for us in the short term, may be very bad for us in the longer term) works best in the ratio of 95% calm (PNS/flow) and 5% stress (SNS/loss of self).

Intelligent internal systems exist within our beings:

  • Enterotypes (bacterial flora) have a mutualistic relationship with our ‘human being’. They react significantly and sensitively to ‘flow’, which is a natural free state of harmony and balance of your authentic self. The enterotypes become stressed and traumatised when you are not able to function in an authentic manner. This may cause them to freeze and unable to function in a mutualistic positive way. Enterotypes may also be pushed out of the gut and into the blood stream, where further harm, toxicity and inflammation may occur.
  • Other intelligent internal family systems/parts exist within other parts of the brain and heart. In particular the PNS (parasympathetic nervous system) and the Reticular Formation possess individual intelligence and are significantly sensitive to flow. They may also freeze or communicate with your true self. Some of these parts (protectors) are capable of infuencing the decisions and actions of your true self – through parts known as ‘managers’ and ‘firefighters’. Exiled parts are those that are most traumatised. This is done to protect us from the stress that exposure may cause. IFS work off patterns of previous behaviour, and when you become stressed, it is these ‘established patterns’ (negative or positive) that take control from your sub-conscious mind.

VFP recognises all the above and incorporates such insights into a single approach called Vibrational Frequency Programming.

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VFP is all about connecting with your inner true loving self.

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Some of the negative effects of Covid-19 include:

  • Struggling to deal with loss and / or feeling isolated or lonely..
  • Joint pain, loss of energy and weakness.
  • Feeling unsafe and not knowing why.
  • Confusion and frustration with not understanding what is going on.
  • A lack of trust with people, situations and places.
  • The lack of stucture and order and not knowing what to do with your time.
  • Brain fog - not being able to concentrate or think clearly.
  • Struggling to have longer conversations and discussions about positive and creative opportunities - and too much negative talk.
  • Couples and families stuggle interacting together due to a lack of personal and joint purpose in life.

The severe isolation measures imposed by governments have been traumatic to the psyche of people; to the extent, many have the fear of getting tests done and or divulging the results to authorities for fear of loss of income or further isolation. Others live every moment on the edge of media releases and feel totally reliant on vaccinations and guidance and rules on how to live.


Society has created a situation where many people have an overdependence on other people for guidance and regulations on how they live. This can be clearly seen with those people who have retired or are suddenly not working and do not know what to do with their time. For many people walking the dog, watching some form of day time TV and cooking, represent the limits of their activity. Their social interaction and discussions are based around such activity or in discussing the limitaions imposed on them and everyone else -

"very few people do something that is both creative and of benefit for themsleves and others; furthermore, they do not discuss the creative process for making this happen - they have lost (or never developed) this self-relience and love of life - they are lost within an 'auto-pilot' existence" -


When individals within a relationship or within a family, educational, work or team environment, lack any purpose in life or don't have any creative ideas to stimulate their emotions or thoughts, then they are more dependent on external forces to influence their behaviour. The majority of outside forces are negative, therfore most of the time people will be negative. Covid-19 is not the cause of this negativity - it highlights the hidden problems faced by most people and society.

This post provides a short practical instruction on how to conduct a quick coherence / QUICK CALMING/POSITIVITY PRACTICE:

The optimal times for doing this practice are:

  • first thing in the morning whilst still in bed (before getting up)
  • First thing when you get to work or school etc.
  • every 90 mins once you are active and the day has begun
  • when you get back in bed to settle for a sleep.

It is perfect when combined with other people (especially smaller groups) just before a meeting/lesson/meal.  It may even be used by a family group or a group of friends or work/school/college friends - perhaps in conjunction with an agreed 'positive statement/affirmation'.

Whilst it helps to reduce stress; with the 'the more advanced breathing progression' it is most beneficial in promoting a feeling of wellbeing and positivity; and in activating your parasympathetic nervous system (your feel good system). Once activated this may lead to positive stimulation that facilitates exceptional mental and physical performance, or, if you are relaxing, it will lower your heart rate, lower your brain frequency and promote better rest and natural sleep patterns. When a calm and positive state is maintained for longer and longer periods (with monitoring and practice) then it leads to 'flow' and extends the 'optimal arousal zone'.

Quick Coherence only takes 1 - 2 minutes (it is best done with your eyes closed):

Welcome - By following this short process you will feel calm, positive and energised. The process will work even better when you smile during the process and continue smiling after it has finished - let us begin - you may keep your eyes open or close them - do whatever helps you focus . . .

  • Focus your attention on your heart just to the left of centre in your chest. If it helps, place the fingers of your right hand over the heart so you can physically feel your heart beat - then relax.
  • As you breathe in, visualise the air going into your heart. As you visualise breathing in, count to between 4 and 7 and with each count visualise your heart expanding your belly. Continue doing this until you find your own natural timing. Once you have established your natural breathing in cycle move to step 3.
  • As you breath out and feel your belly go down, visualise either:
    • a special place that makes you feel good; or
    • visualise what you are doing that makes you feel so good;
    • and /or visualise a person or group of people that makes your love come out.
    • as you become more familiar with this, and as it becomes easier to do - focus on giving appreciation or gratitude to someone and allow your love to come out.
  • More advanced breathing progression - once you have become familiar with all of the above - then as you continue with the heart felt focus - PROLONG the breathing out stage, so it is between 3 and 5 seconds longer than your breathing in stage. Then continue this staggered breathing cycle for between 1 and 3 mins. This will physiologically activate your parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate creative and happy hormones.

Adopt quick coherence as a pattern of positive performance:

The quick coherence practice, including the more advanced breathing progression, may also be used in the build up to a high performance related activity - especially as a precursor for being in the flow zone. This is perfect for activities such as climbing or skill related performance or even high intense muscular activities such as arm wrestling, powerlifting, strongman event and surprisingly combat sports - because the more you can perceive stress as a positive opportunity, the greater you will maximise your optimal flow zone perform to your maximum potential. When stress is perceived as being negative, it increases anxiety, increases muscle tension, reduces reaction times and speed and reduces power. Negative stress leads to a quicker loss of energy and reduces mental clarity and sharpness.

Smile and be positive.

Group / team coherence:

Imagine the benefits to a team if you all acknowledged gratitude for one another prior to starting a more physical warm up or at the end of a warm just before you went out to compete. This would minimise stress and allow you to perform at even higher levels of intensity for much longer.  

When Phil Jackson began coaching the Chicago Bulls - and later the Los Angeles Lakers - he says he used the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams.


Coherence practice is used by the NHS in Derbyshire:

Quick coherence may be used to overcome feelings of anxiety, stress and help calm you or someone else down when they are feeling their behaviour is becoming more challenging to others.


More scientific research on this is available at -

Monitoring and measuring coherence can be done using new technology and with the correct insights.

Elimination is the lowest level of consciousness and calibrates <20:

The strategy for getting yourself or someone else out of this stage is provided below:

The VFP strategy for achieving higher/more positive 'natural patterns / cycles of being' is to re-tune your mental and emotional energy fields, so they do the 'right things' on an automatic basis (using your autonomic nervous system), rather than a cognitive basis (having to think and feel if what you are doing is working).

This approach is more significant when dealing with those at the lowest levels of consciousness. Such individuals 

  • You must have natural cycles of imbalance in your life. These should be positive in maximising you as a physical being. Look at every situation as an opportunity!
  • You should maximise the functioning and capabilities of your physical body/mind.
  • You should maximise your individual creativity and find purpose in all that you do.
  • You should be your best and give yourself for the benefit of all.

When you do this you will find love will allowed to flow from you and you will attract it!

You can’t tune into Love when you have negative forces influencing you - 'love is felt through tuning in to the truth'.

Love is not felt when someone is holding you back and not caring for you as best they can.

You cannot hold other people responsible for their imperfections in respect of your relationship. You need to break negative cycles with people - this does not mean you have to stop being with them, or loving or caring for them; but it does mean you must take responsibility yourself for following more positive natural cycles. If you are not capable of allowing love to come out of yourself for your TRUE SPIRITUAL BEING then your imperfect physical being will dominate your life. You must learn to let love come out by turning negative thoughts and emotions into opportunities to help yourself and others.

You must stop feeling sorry for yourself and you must stop using others as an excuse.

You are not an 'imprisoned physical being' - you may feel like one, and may be treated like one - but you have the opportunity to change this.

When your mind thinks with moving pictures rather than thinks with words (self-talk), then the results/benefits are significantly better.

Mental imagery is a more intuitive process than an intellectual one. It allows you to influence and take control of your unconscious and subconscious; whereas self-talk and worded affirmations focus your influence within your conscious mind.

For most people the language of imagery is commonly experienced during REM sleep at night or whilst daydreaming. However, becoming aware of images whilst waking simply requires us to give it more focus than we currently do. Most people self-talk rather than self image!

Scientific research confirms the benefits of imagery for improving health:

Doctors prescribe pharmaceuticals that control the mind through the body; eg. tranquilizers, antidepressants and anaesthetics. In much the same way, we can use the mind to control the body - and imagery is far more effective at doing this than self talk. There are at least two major scientific journals devoted to imagery research; one from Marquette University (The Journal of Mental Imagery) and one from Yale University (Imagination, Cognition and Personality).

Mental imagery may be used as a process for reacting to experiences (negative or positive), however, it is more powerful when used as a way of 'creating new experiences'. After successive repetitions/cycles (21 days being a natural cycle time that changes behaviour) then the physical body attunes with the mind to make the mental imagery reality - THIS IS A PROVEN BENEFIT!

Within the VFP Digital Tuning Chart we have created audio links that explains how to use imagery to help create your own good health (this is an ongoing development).


HRV (Heart Rate Variability):

In terms of 'measuring SPIRITUAL BEING REALISATION' or 'SPIRITUAL COHERENCE' - it may be measured on a physical basis by HRV (Heart Rate Variability). However, what you have to realise is that SPIRITUAL COHERENCE extends beyond your physical being and HRV is therefore limited in its potential to measure the higher levels of consciousness. It would be reasonable to estimate that below the level of 200 HRV is low and not smooth. Peak HRV will start and continue at a level of approx 250. Above this level HRV will peak but it will not indicate your level of consciousness - this can be better estimated using the VFP Digital Tuning Chart.

The similarity between SPIRITUAL COHERENCE and HRV, is that HRV maintains 'high activity, smooth sine wave cycles' regardless of the heart rate or brain wave frequency (excitatory or inhibitory) - and SPIRITUAL COHERENCE maintains 'natural/balanced cycles of smooth waves - that can be excitatory or inhibitory' - so they are very similar to measure!

When SPIRITUAL COHERENCE occurs, on a physical basis, the heart and brain waves become more synchronised / tuned in to one another on an autonomic basis. The important aspect to measure is not whether the heart or brain frequencies are high or low - but that the 'HRV is high and smooth', thus showing a willingness and readiness for either positive/excitatory or negative/inhibitory states. Good coherence indicates a wide range of optimal flow zone frequencies (an ability to perceive stress as a positive challenge, rather than something negative to overcome).

Coherence and a good HRV are indicators of:

  • Positive relationships.
  • Creative initiatives between positive people.
  • Problem solving and group decision making.
  • Bonding and mutual support.

Quick coherence practice is only part of the VFP Tuning Protocol; By following the VFP retuning protocol you will reduce and prevent the negative effects of stress, fatigue and exhaustion, sleep disruption, anxiety and burnout - you will feel calm, positive and energised.

VFP uses the Inner Balance App in conjunction with the Bluetooth sensor from Heart Math to measure HRV. By recording your HRV before any interventions/therapy sessions, during the sessions and after the sessions we can better evaluate the impact of our VFP Protocol.