Therapy helped him to understand himself in a way he never had before. One of the things that he learned is that certain parts of the body “freeze” when people go through traumatic emotional experiences, especially during childhood, and they will carry the energy of trauma until the trauma that is buried is brought back to the surface and resolved. He realized why he couldn’t be at peace with himself, and why he kept inflicting suffering on the people around him, continuing a cycle that seemed to be out of his control. Once he was able to connect with the painful childhood experiences that were at the heart of his patterns of thinking and behavior, he was able to shift and transform them.
Once the pattern of that energy was revealed and transformed, he was no longer trapped in a cycle of thinking and behavior that he could not seem to free himself from. He also understood who he was and why he acted the way he did as never before. This is the key to transforming addictions and other negative patterns of thought and behavior that imprison so many people. Without going back to the true cause of the issue, healing and change are monumentally difficult. Willpower alone is almost never enough.
Now, Dolph Lundgren has a new sense of purpose in his life and a new and better way of relating to the world that is focused on doing good for others. He has found a better and far truer sense of personal fulfillment through doing something that serves the greater good, instead of chasing the strictly selfish gratifications that modern society glorifies and promotes. As a believer in therapy, meditation, and improving himself by examining his life, he has found a much better way to relate to the people and the world around him. – Joseph Turiano