Therapeutic Interventions That Foster Self-Awareness Help To Positively Re-Wire The Traumatized Brain.
„The lack of self-awareness in victims of chronic childhood trauma is sometimes so profound that they cannot recognize themselves in a mirror".
Bessel van der Kolk (born 1943) is a Dutch psychiatrist, author and educator based in Boston USA. He is professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and President of the Trauma Research Foundation in Brooklin, Massachusetts.
M A D E R OxX® forsters self-awareness between body
and mind. This therapeutic method is suitable for people with traumatic
"Our conscious mind gets weaker and our unconscious mind gets stronger at the end of life. It's important to reemphasize that not all who have been traumatized in early childhood may experience PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), but flashbacks of the unconscious they felt at that time may arise when their conscious mind gets weaker".
Grassman is a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose 30-year
career at the Department of Veterans Affairs included being the Director
of the Hospice program, as well as personally taking care of more than
10,000 dying veterans. Deborah Grassman is most well-known for identifying the
unique needs of people with a traumatic background as they near the end of life. In her trainings she includes the importance of therapies that foster self-awareness.
The founder of the M A D E R OxX® method, Sandra Ulrich, was personally trained from Deborah Grassman. This amazing opportunity gave her the understanding on the subject of how to care for traumatized people at the end of life. M A D E R OxX® steemed from this knowledge and offers a "Client Center Based" method, which supports the client in its psychological, physical, social and emotional components (total pain).
Picture middle: Deborah Grassman and Sandra Ulrich
M A D E R OxX® therapy is suitable for people who are afraid of body contact (e.g. traumatized). The therapy does not require oils or other care products. This enables a form of therapy that allows the positive properties of touch to develop.
M A D E R OxX® can also be used on people with disabilities. It is a therapeutic method that is carried out very mindful and respects the dignity of everyone.
M A D E R OxX®
To Enhance a Person’s Quality of Life, Promoting a Greater Sense of Wellbeing for The Client and Their Carers.
WHO 2019 Data & Research:
Focused research, new metrics and methods could give a far better understanding of Healthy Ageing and are essential for evidence-informed policy and evaluation. To achieve this, appropriate measures of Healthy Ageing need to be agreed on and collected through vital statistics, health and social care services, and population surveys across countries. Research in a range of fields contributing to Healthy Ageing across the life course is also required, as are mechanisms to ensure its rapid translation into clinical practice, systems strengthening, population-based health interventions, and shaping of health and broader socio-economic policies.
M A D E R OxX® addresses the client’s physical, psychological,
social and emotional consequences of living with a terminal illness. The therapeutic effect promotes a greater sense of connection between the mind and body
complexes. The M A D E R OxX® will provide professionals with a new effective therapeutic tool and offers them oportunities to announce trainings for volunteers to upgrade their skills and assistance in Palliative Care.
Guiding Principles & Core Values for the Decade of Healthy Ageing; SOLIDARITY:
M A D E R OxX® - For Relaxation And Rehabilitation For
People With Handicap
M A D E R OxX® - To Be Used As Therapy In Premature Birth
Babies born before the 37th week of gestation are considered premature and are sometimes referred to as “preemies”. Mothers whose babies are born prematurely are often scared and nervous.
Premature newborns have an increased risk of complications. Their little bodies still have underdeveloped parts that include the lungs, digestive system, immune system, and skin. The sense of touch begins to develop as early as 7 to 8 weeks of pregnancy. By 11 weeks, the baby begins to make tiny movements in the mothers womb. These movements mark the baby's first explorations as she or he feels her/his environment and her/his own body. The baby is born with highly sensitive skin. Some of the areas of the body are particularly sensitive to touch including mouth, cheeks, face, hands, and abdomen, and the soles of the feets. Massage provides vital contact and improves long-term attachment and emotional resilience.
(American Pregnancy Association - Care For The Premature Baby)(Center Medical Advisory Board 2018)
M A D E R OxX® - A Therapy for Therapeutic Purpose
Tactile Stimulation Experiment: The results showed that temperature conditions have a sizable effect
on blood pressure. It increases if contact is made with artificial
materials, such as metals and acrylic, whereas contact with wood does
not cause physiological stress, which manifests itself in the form of
blood pressure increase, regardless of its temperature. This was true
whether tested at room or lower temperature, thereby showing the
superiority of nature-derived wood as a material. The overal conclusion: Considering the significance of quality of life in our modern stressful
society, the importance of nature therapy will further increase. The
therapeutic effects of natural stimulation suggest a simple, accessible,
and cost-effective method to improve the quality of life and health of
modern people. Moreover, the elucidation of these physiological effects
from the viewpoint of EBM is an important task for the future.
Further study is needed to elucidate the physiological effects of wood on humans. The project with M A D E R OxX® will focus on research with a therapeutic outcome and supports this recommanded study advice.
(US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health 2016)(Journal of Wood Science 2017)
M A D E R OxX® is a client center based systematic form of wood touch that is either applied to the skin or through clothing. If fear of body touch is an issue (i.e. after trauma), it allows a careful therapy for anxiety-relieving. The therapy can be used independently or in conjunction with other treatments and is a complementary therapy that is not a replacement for conventional medicine. The M A D E R OxX® offers a treatment to support the client’s needs by his physical, psychological, social and emotional consequences (Total Pain). The M A D E R OxX® promotes a greater sense of connection between the mind and body complexes.
A recent study outcome underlines that a
moderate pressure massage has increased weight gain in preterm infants, reduced
pain in different syndromes including fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis,
enhanced attentiveness, reduced depression and improved immune function
(increased natural killer cells and natural killer cell activity). When moderate
and light pressure massage have been compared, moderate pressure massage
reduced depression, anxiety and heart rate, altered EEG patterns and increased
vagal activity, as in a relaxation response. Increased vagal activity has also
been associated with decreased cortisol following massage. Functional magnetic
resonance imaging data have suggested that moderate pressure massage was
represented in several brain regions including the amygdala, the hypothalamus
and the anterior cingulate cortex, all areas involved in stress and emotion
(Massage Therapy Research Review by Tiffany Field, PhD; US National Library of Medicine 2014/17 )
A wood Therapy for Therapeutic Purposes
Wood therapy has been practiced for centuries in the oriental countries where therapists used wood mostly for therapeutic purposes. In the 90s, a therapist in Colombia developed a different wood therapy method and adapted it to cater to aesthetic purposes. "Madero" became a worldwide synonym for "wood therapy" in the aesthetic business only.
M A D E R OxX® - Finds Its Way Back
To Its Origin
M A D E R OxX® offers a client center based therapy and is specifically designed for therapeutic purposes to mainly foster self-awareness and support mental health. Our specialists located in Switzerland have developed a new therapeutic technique and re-designed the wood tools for a new therapeutic therapy experience.
Palliative care is the active, total care of patients whose disease
is not responsive to curative treatment. Palliative care takes a
holistic approach, addressing physical, psychosocial and spiritual care,
including the treatment of pain and other symptoms. Palliative care is
interdisciplinary in its approach and encompasses the care of the
patient and their family and should be available in any location
including hospital, hospice and community. Palliative care affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
it neither hastens nor postpones death and sets out to preserve the best
possible quality of life until death. The World Health Organization definition of palliative care and palliative care for children can be found here. More detailed information on palliative care can be found in the EAPC White Paper on Standards and Norms for Hospice and Palliative Care.
** Total Pain
The internationally accepted definition of pain is: An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage (International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP) 1973). This definition makes two specific points. Firstly, the pain experience is an inherently subjective one. It can only be described accurately by the person experiencing it, and sometimes not even by them. Secondly, pain is not just a physical experience. The relationship between physical tissue damage and patient experience of pain is highly complex. Long gone are the days when pain was described as in a purely linear relationship with nociceptive input. With our understanding of the complex integration of these inputs with cortical networks, and supraspinal modulation of pain through descending pathways, even suggestions of pain as either mental or physical are a thing of the past. Cicely Saunders in the 1960s saw a broader view than the IASP definition, acknowledging the impact of spiritual and psychosocial aspects on the pain experience, coining the term ‘Total Pain’. Pain is experienced as an overall feeling state with multiple layers of meaning.
(Total Pain in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment by Timothy A. Warlow and Richard D.W. Hain. Received: 28 November 2017; Accepted: 12 January 2018; Published: 18 January 2018. Children 2018, 5, 13; wdpi.com)
*** Client Center Based Therapy
Sixty years ago, psychologist Carl Rogers introduced a new approach to psychotherapy that ran contrary to the theories dominant at the time. His method, client-centered therapy, still offers a contrast to most approaches to therapy today, says the January issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Client-centered therapists rarely ask questions, make diagnoses, provide interpretations or advice, offer reassurance or blame, agree or disagree with clients, or point out contradictions. Instead, they let clients tell their own stories, using the therapeutic relationship in their own way. In client-centered therapy, the therapist listens without trying to provide solutions. The therapist must create an atmosphere in which clients can communicate their feelings with certainty that they are being understood rather than judged, says the Harvard Mental Health Letter. This permissive indirect approach makes clients more aware of aspects of themselves that they have been denying. The aim is to free clients of the sense that they are under the influence of forces beyond their control.
(Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School 2006)
M A D E R OxX® would like to be recognised by the Council of Europe. The EAPC lobbies and
actively engages with EU policy-makers and other stakeholder to
advocate, anticipate and proactively shape EU health and research
policies on palliative care issues. The EAPC provides a forum for all
of those either working, or with an interest in palliative care
throughout Europe and beyond.
© This Project Started August 23rd 2019 And Was First Launched From RFM Royal Foundation Management GmbH, Switzerland (updated 2020)