Written by Corie Chu
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What is body trauma?
More often than not, we associate trauma with something that occurs only in the mind. Something intangible and stored in our memory.
But trauma is not just a mental or emotional issue; it is also a physical issue as well, hence the term “body trauma.” Surprisingly, we’ve experienced it more often than we’d realized.
How the pandemic has caused body trauma on us
Since the first quarter of 2020, we have been bombarded with alarming news about the pandemic, causing a lot of stress and anxiety for many.
Some people have expressed on social media how they started to feel sicker and sicker than they really are because of their anxiety and fear of catching the virus.
How trauma affects our bodies
Exposure to traumatic information alone from what we watch, read, and listen to causes our bodies to work tirelessly to anticipate, evade, and ultimately overcome the effects of threatening occurrences. Imagine how much more difficult it is for traumatized people who are survivors of abuse, accidents, tragedies, and other shocking or life-threatening events.
Our neural network responds to danger in two ways. It can be hypersensitive or hyposensitive–to fight, flight, or freeze.
When a person experiences something traumatic, the body remembers the feeling along with the defenses it set against the trauma. They are stored in emotion-linked chemicals in our bodies.
The body’s way of dealing with traumatic experiences seems to make sense on the surface.
Since our body has stored these memories and created a default defense to readily recognize familiar signs of danger, we can avoid threatening situations quickly, even without conscious thought.
However, this untapped energy to either fight or flee can get stuck in the body and mind and backfire.
Instead of helping us when an occasion arises, the undischarged energy caused by trauma overwhelms us, disabling us to respond appropriately.
Can emotional trauma be healed?
Healing from psychological and emotional trauma is a personal journey. What works for one individual may not work for the next.
If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed by an event, professional treatment from a mental health specialist may be able to help you find your way.
Energy healing for trauma
Traumatic experiences come with a surge of emotions. These emotions should be acted upon. But when a person is in trauma, the body is unable to act upon these emotions. As a result, the body finds an alternative way to express them.
It may take the form of flashbacks and bad dreams. Or it may seek expression physiologically, causing chronic backaches, neck pains, headaches, and other health conditions.
It can also alter how we process our thoughts and how we make sense of the world around us, making us feel inappropriate guilt, misinterpreting harmless situations as dangerous, causing intrusive thoughts, and even hallucinations.
The trauma stored in our bodies does not simply go away. It isn’t just an emotional pain that time can always heal. Locking them up in the attic of our awareness would not be the solution either.
The energy required to suppress them would eventually be too much and would only increase the tension in our bodies.
Trauma changes our bodies, changes how our brains work, and can make us more prone to other traumas. It prevents us from living our lives to the fullest. So, we must start the healing process as soon as possible.
Since trauma affects our bodies, the physical aspect should be addressed. While our body is doing what it is supposed to do when we are healing from trauma, we need to recalibrate the defense system. One essential step in the healing process is to tone down the body’s response.
The body needs to understand that your safety is no longer threatened. Through one of the modalities I offer, Emotional Energy Healing (listed under Intuitive Healing), we are able to communicate effectively with a person’s body consciousness so that it can receive and understand the message that it can feel safe and does not need to be on guard all the time.
When the body calms down, the mental and emotional aspects of healing will be easier to address, and that’s when we can identify the emotional energies that your body’s consciousness needs in order to feel well and channel those exact frequencies for its healing. A few sessions are suggested for long-term benefits.
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