I just attended a Vortex Healing clinic in Berkeley and it was very powerful. I was also reminded of my sound sensitivity or sound irritability, also called misophonia.
In the car on the way back to San Francisco (I am staying there for a month) I did some Vortex Healing for myself on sound sensitivity and irritability. Memories of recent times I had been angry came up, and it retriggered the anger. I gently set it aside to focus on the irritability, but these memories and emotions kept taking center stage.
After a few minutes, I realized that this anger is at the center of the irritability. Irritability is anger. And anger is fear. I knew that the irritability and misophonia mostly likely has to do with trauma, and I got to see more clearly the connection between (a) sound triggering (b) the trauma and fear, and (c) it taking the form of irritability (anger).
When the sound sensitivity is triggered, my system goes into flight (wanting to get away), fight (irritability, anger), and freeze (numbing out). And all of it comes from trauma. My sense is that just a few sessions with VH will make a big difference. I have already made good headway on this issue using The Work and Living Inquiries.
Brief summary of second session: First, Vortex on irritability, which worked in the mid- and lower spine and belly area. Then, sound sensitivity, which worked in the frontal lobes and a bit on the sides of the forehead and down the neck. Then on the shoulder tension and the material there. Some on ancestral and mostly on karmic material (I have done a session on the shoulders before which may have worked on the ancestral?). Felt like a lot of release. I got the message to sit up more straight several times.