OFT – Original Feeling Touch 

The key to lasting healing lies in discharging and completing the hidden energy bound up in our nervous system and cellular memory and in trusting our body’s own natural ability to heal, even when relating to extreme events that were traumatic and  lie far back in the past, including soul memories. The body does not really live in linear time, so an event in our childhood feels  like its present today for the body especially if the energy of that event was not completed  and digested at the physical level.
OFT was developed by Andrew Kenneth Fretwell for freeing the vital life force energies that are bound up in trauma, undigested  energetic charges. Human reactions to threat are instinctive and biological, and only later do they become psychological and cognitive. 
This accounts why many people can have cognitive awareness therapy for years and years and understand everything that happened to them, but still not have completed the underlying charge stored in the nervous system and cells. It’s only when the energy has been released and completed at the physical level can we say real healing and change has taken place.
In all cases of Trauma there are three possible responses three innate survival strategies: The flight, fight and freeze (immobility) responses.

You can observe this very simply walking along a road with friend enjoying life when suddenly a loud bang happens right next to you, it’s the cars exhaust!…. but your body is reacting much faster than the cognitive awareness and most peoples body can freeze up and tighten and is ready to evade danger…..until you see there is no danger.  You then discharge the energy naturally, perhaps laughing nervously and/or your body shaking. This reaction is actually very healthy and can save your life much more effectively then the rational cognitive brain.

How does identity level  trauma occur?

When we were very young we expressed naturally and authentically, there was no effort or trying, our expression flowed from our soul into our human heart and out into the world.

At some stage in our childhood or even later years, we met many strong experience of a blocking of this natural expression, and we experienced the pain of self doubt, shame,.anger, sadness, and withdrawal.

Because we did not have the validation, support or maturity, we could not digest these experiences, so the wisdom and intelligence of our body hid this trauma deep inside of us out of conscious awareness.

What was most needed at these times, when our natural innocent expression was shamed or judged, was an aware conscious enlightened parent or dear friend to take us up in their arms and hold us with all their love and whisper in our ear.

“I know it hurts so much and I want you to know that whatever conclusions your making right now about your future it’s NOT TRUE. You are an infinite unlimited being, your nature is love and you can always trust your natural expression.”

Receiving the unconditional support and touch of OFT and the validation of very painful feelings allows our body to access deeply held trauma undigested energetic charges in a very safe supportive way. Receiving OFT is a very gentle and transformational way of returning to our natural trust in life.

During the OFT session, Andrew held a space for me in which I could process the most traumatizing experience in my life and literally feel it  in my body. All the suffering was hidden there and during the OFT session I could let it go. With Andrew’s support, I stepped into a place that allowed me to relive the pain of that moment, without pity, without judgement, he just was there for me and after that my body knew what to do.

Days after the session, I could still feel the work that my body is doing and the energy that was released. Thank you, Andrew, for the most amazing experience and for just being there for me!   Roxana Staniloaie

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