If you’d like a time-tested plan to get out of overwhelm…relieve stress, anxiety, and worry…and gain more autonomy in healing from past traumas…then I could not be happier that you’re here right now.
Here’s the story:
My name is Matthias Barker. I’m a professional psychotherapist with thousands of hours of research and clinical experience in dealing with acute traumas.
Here’s why this is important for you:
Writer Martin Laird shares this story…
While on a walk, he came across a man with four Kerry Blue Terriers.
Three of the dogs would run wild through the open fields in front of him, but one stayed behind, running in tight circles next to its owner.
Laird finally stopped and asked about this odd behavior.
The owner explained it was a rescue dog that had spent most of his life locked in a cage.
Even though the dog is now free, the dog continues to run in circles as though contained inside a tight box…
There are physiological cages.. changes in our baseline cortisol levels, gaps in our memories, changes to how we reflexively react to things…
(The impact of trauma on the brain, and how to untangle its effects physiologically were the topic of my first workshop on trauma…)
Then there are psychological and social cages.. These often show up in unexplained ways…
No matter what the case may be…
When these scenarios show up in our lives…
1. We try to get control
Picking apart every bad thing we do…
Berating ourselves for our faults, mistakes, and regrets… People pleasing to control other’s opinions of us…
Losing our temper with the people we love, saying things we don’t mean or nagging even when we don’t want to…
2. We avoid, numb out, or disassociate
That feeling of being a million miles away…
Those moments when we are SUPPOSED to feel something…but feel nothing at all.
Those moments when it feels like our emotions just black-out…
We do our best to forget our problems, and along with them our dreams and hopes!
But there’s good news:
I recently recorded a new workshop on the subject of trauma I’m calling Trauma Workshop - A Free Mind.
We talk about the dynamics that keep us stuck and prevent us from engaging in the meaningful process that brings real healing.
Specifically, we’ll break down the architecture of traumatic wounds and their effect on the psyche. We’ll discuss both (1) the stories we tell ourselves and the world around us as a result of a past wound or trauma, and (2) the protective strategies we employ that are informed by those stories.
Often, the coping strategies we use to protect a wound wind up unintentionally reinforcing the wound. Let’s discuss how to make healing changes to that story and approach the wound in a new way.
That’s what this workshop is designed to help you unpack…
What are the cages that bind your mind and keep you stuck in grasping for control or avoidance/numbing?
What’s keeping you from experiencing all the things in life you want to experience?
What stops you from feeling the warmth of relationships closest to you?
How could you better approach dynamics like stress, triggers, hard memories, and the emotions that are attached?
In the workshop, we will:
1. Help you better understand the story that keeps you stuck
(And how to engage with it in a more meaningful way)
2. Show you how to “update” both the story and its resulting protective strategies
(So you don’t unintentionally reinforce the wound and keep spinning your wheels)
You’ll walk away with tools and strategies you can use to break through the hidden cages in your mind that act as a glass ceiling on your happiness and fulfillment.
You’ll better understand why you’re reacting the way you do.
And you’ll know what you can do in response to excessive self-criticism, unexplained emotions, and other ways your mind’s protective response can disrupt your sense of calm.
My teaching style is approachable, not filled with psychobabble, backed by the latest research, and offers step-by-step instructions.
You don’t need a master’s degree to understand and put it to use.
To help you decide if it’s for you…
That’s just a taste of what you’ll discover in the workshop.
It runs one hour long, and you’ll walk away with actionable information you can use right away to better process how a past trauma may be affecting you — and move forward in a more meaningful way.
Today, you can get instant access to this workshop for one payment of just $99.
PLUS, I'll also send you a special free gift:
This workbook is meant to be a personal inventory you can bring into counseling to get the most out of therapy.
Depending on where you are in your journey, it can also be used as a tool to gain further clarity and insight into your healing process.
It contains simple explanations and examples, as well as an exercise you can do to better understand the story you live within, its origins, and the resulting protective strategies keeping you from living life on your terms.
A $35 value, you'll be able to download it FREE with your order today.
So if you’re interested, I recommend you click the button below and fill out the order form (which takes just a few minutes) right now:
Within minutes, you’ll be emailed a link to view the workshop and download the workbook on any of your devices.
If you want to move forward, you need to understand with sophistication the story that is animating your mind’s protective strategies.
It’s why I hope you’ll trust me to be your guide with this new and groundbreaking information, and join me inside the workshop.
Matthias J. Barker
P.S. Here are some of the questions most commonly asked about the workshop:
Hi, I’m Matthias. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and I've been formally trained for treating high-acuity sexual trauma and problematic sexual behavior.
I discovered psychotherapy during a crisis in my 20s that led to processing my own struggle with depression and childhood trauma. Today, I love seeing the principles that saved my life help others too.
I'm about showing you how to move towards what's meaningful in the midst of hardship. My clinical practice is based in Nashville, Tennessee where I specialize in treating childhood trauma and marital issues.
I wanted to make this workshop available for people that don't have access to counseling or feel that counseling is too intense of a step to take in their process right now. You’ll find it to be a good (and safe) introduction to the idea of trauma treatment.
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