Scientists are more aware now of the relationship between the mind and the body, as research uncovers the link between releasing emotional stress and trauma as a key factor to health. Every cell in our body has the ability to remember experiences. As we age, our body becomes the story of our life, our cells mapping memories, storing physical, emotional and mental happenings. Most of these are pleasant memories, but when an experience feels overwhelming and is more than the person can cope with at the time, the memory is suppressed, leading to unresolved emotional trauma. The energy of the trauma hides in the body tissue until it can be released (somatic release)
During this time, the nervous system causes the person to relive the past, as their body (soma) replays their protective flight response over and over, causing the person to mistake the past for the present. As the unexpressed emotions are repressed and the body systems become stressed, they create imbalance, leading to emotional and psychological pain, often resulting in physical symptoms including stress, high blood pressure, extreme arousal of the nervous system, weakened immune system, depleted energy, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance and sleep disruption.
In my work over the years, I have seen many physiological and mental disturbances resolve once a disturbing memory is released from the body. This may happen with full awareness, or the person may simply report feeling lighter after their session.