Trauma is blocked stress in the body that has not had the opportunity to be discharged.
It is an excess of energetic charge, in proportion to the level of acceptability and coping capacity.
Trauma is not always linked to external events that directly caused mental or physical pain. Trauma is closure in response to a painful experience. It arises when a person is not able to release blocked energy or allow themselves to have the physical and emotional reactions that are a natural response to injury.
Therapeutic work with the mind, intellect and emotions alone is not sufficient, because the trauma still remains undischarged. Turning to the body gives irreplaceable support in the process of recovering oneself. The body and mind need to be synchronised, reaching the deepest blockages, working with a combination of different forms of movement, such as shaking.
(Trauma Realease Exercises), pressure points, relaxation, stretching methods, massage, bioenergetics, Lowen methods, spontaneous dance e.g. (Medicine Movement, dance 5 r.).
(Medicine Movement, 5 rhythm dance), conscious breath work, somatic movement, etc.
I experienced many of these on myself to loosen the blockages that were holding me back from a fulfilling life. As it turned out, many of the deep-seated blockages were not actually my experiences, but ancestral epigenetic transmission. However, I will talk about this topic in another post, as it is a mine of knowledge.
We can see in the posture or shape of our bodies, certain problems that were frozen in the past and had no outlet, the body reacted to them by contracting, freezing in movement, generating excessive tension or excessive flaccidity and disconnection from the body. We become paralysed, stuck in a certain movement pattern, our breathing becomes shallow, or we hold our breath, unable to take a deeper breath in or to let out a free exhalation. For years we perpetuate this attitude of emotions frozen in the body that have had no outlet. This can be conscious, in which case working on the trauma is a quicker process, or it can be completely unconscious, in which case a great deal of insight and openness to understanding is needed in order to grasp it, which involves a prolonged finding of contact with one’s body and one’s emotions.
WE DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 3 BRAINS WITHIN OURSELVES
1. Reptile otherwise visceral
The primary brain, responsible for survival, consists of the hypothalamus with pituitary and pineal glands, the cerebrum, the medulla oblongata. It commands the processes of respiration, metabolism, the work of the heart. It works outside our consciousness. It functions in a programmed and repetitive manner, reacting in threatening situations in a similar mechanical way. It is responsible for the unconditional fight, flight or freeze response.
2. The mammalian differently sensing
To which belongs the limbic system, and within it the hippocampus, the amygdala nuclei, the hypothalamus. The responsibility it has is to manage emotions and feelings such as sadness, joy, shame, fear, excitement, pleasure, anger, disgust and disgust and others. The feelings that are remembered are mainly those that are associated with an event.
It consists of the new cortex. This is the part of the brain associated with thinking, it collects and interprets all the information that reaches the brain through the sense organs. It often happens that we suppress unpleasant stories from the past, which is exactly what the cerebral cortex is involved in.
We very strongly turn on analysing instead of allowing ourselves to feel and express emotions, and then the defence mechanisms work on rationalising, justifying and minimising.
How do the three brains develop and work together?
How the visceral brain develops and cooperates with The visceral brain dominates already in foetal life and in the initial period after birth. The sentient brain develops in the first months of a child’s life and through it the child can make the first connections. The thinking brain, on the other hand, develops in the first years of a child’s life.
Why is it so important to pay great attention and sensitivity to parenting in the first years of a child’s life?
Because this shell, which at a young age has soaked up unhealthy patterns, a lack of emotional hygiene, in the environment that surrounded it, projects this onto its entire life and how it will lead it. In the first years of life, a child learns certain behaviour and repeats it in later life. When a situation reminds us of a painful event from our childhood, we react with a strong emotion from the child’s level.
The three brains work together and maintain a functional balance. In situations that are very difficult for us, when our emotions are at their peak, it can happen that we burst out in anger, sweat, tremble with fear or cry when we would rather hide the tears, the emotions are inadequate to the situation, they escalate, triggered by the body’s cellular memory. the three brains?
Children growing up in dysfunctional families learn to hide their emotions in three ways:
- a lack of reaction – completely as if the emotion is unnoticed
- a lack of healthy models for naming and showing emotions
- shaming and/or punishing oneself for expressing emotions
When emotions are suppressed by children or stress becomes chronic, the brain tries to maintain balance at all costs.
I will cite here the relevant research of Ronald Melzec. In his research conducted on the brain, he explained how our defence mechanisms work. He discovered an adaptive biological response of pain inhibition, which he called neuronal gates. It can be explained as follows: there are neuronal gates between our three brains. The three brains cooperate with each other through these gates, but at the moment of a very emotionally difficult situation, the neuronal gates between the thinking brain and the feeling brain close. The neocortex then becomes involved in suppressing the past and reasoning, at the expense of expressing feelings. Then our defence mechanisms operate on rationalising, analysing, justifying and minimising. Sound familiar?
Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering.
Currently, we can see a correlation between many health problems e.g. respiratory problems, gastrointestinal problems, intimate problems, allergies and others and unconscious trauma. This phenomenon is looked at more closely by TOTAL BIOLOGY linking traumatic histories encoded in the body translating into numerous diseases and disorders.
By observing how many people suffer from muscle pains, how trigger points appear in their bodies, which are psychophysical reactions, one can see that trauma manifests primarily in the body.
Can healing come through mindful and gentle movement?
Free the mind, free the body. Let go of pain of ‘unknown’ origin.
Live a conscious life, in complete harmony with yourself.
I invite you to a familiarisation consultation, during which we can take a closer look at what is blocking you and together find a method that will bring release