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How Does Trauma Get Trapped In Our Physical Body And Energy Field?

As a therapist & lightworker, my intention is to go into the root cause of the problems clients are having. I am no fan of walking in circles around a problem. With love, compassion, respect, and intuition I aim to go directly to where the problem started. For that purpose, I usually regress people back in time to adolescence, childhood, birth, life in the womb or past lives, and even ancestral lives. Remember, energy travels through time and space and can manifest in the physical reality here and now. You don´t have to believe in any of this to release old baggage. If a person is open to letting go of the problem, and the problem lies in a past life, then the subconscious mind will take them where they need to go.

The subconscious mind

Our subconscious mind is the deep part of us that takes in 40 million bits of information every second, after a filtering process in the brain we only perceive 5 – 9 bits per second. These 5 – 9 bits per second are our perception of reality. In the subconscious lies all of our past experiences, like a computer logging every millisecond. When you look at the surface of the sea you only see what your eyes can perceive, while the sea can go thousands of meters in depth. You can´t see that, but it´s still there, it´s still a part of reality. Like the conscious mind (surface) and the subconscious mind (beneath surface). The conscious mind is the logical analytical part of us, while the subconscious mind is completely illogical.

Trauma stored in the subconscious mind

Throughout our lifetime we all experience trauma small or big.  Trauma can be defined as any event that causes an unusually high level of emotional stress and has a long-lasting negative effect on a person. However, it is your subjective emotional experience of an event that determines whether it was traumatic, not the objective facts of the event itself. Any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope as you normally would, can be traumatizing, regardless of whether physical harm was involved. When we experience traumatic events, either small or big, they can get “trapped” in our physical body and our energy field. The subconscious “saves” them to the hard drive.

Small trauma or big trauma?

Events that most people associate with the term trauma are child abuse, rape, domestic violence, war, near-death accidents, or natural disaster. These are what we call “Big T trauma”. Small T traumas are life events that are more common experiences and are upsetting, but on the surface are not thought of as traumatizing such as being teased in elementary school, always being picked last for a team, divorce, death of a beloved pet, losing a job, or losing friends by moving from school to school during childhood. The term small t trauma does not imply, however, that the emotional impact of such an event is insignificant compared to Big T traumas. It is not. These traumas have a strong influence on our life. Low self-esteem, anxiety, overeating and other addictions, phobias, feeling of not being good enough, unworthy, worrying a lot, etc. All these are a result of past trauma big or small.

The Freeze response

We often hear of the fight or flight response, when adrenalin over floods our system and we go into “I have to save my own life” mode. However there is another form for response that often gets triggered in a trauma experience – the freeze response. A freeze response is where a person totally freezes in when in danger. Millions of years ago when our ancestors had to watch out for dangerous mammals, to save themselves from death when they “met” a dangerous animal they had to “freeze”, stand completely still while their breathing almost stopped, so they would not attract attention.

Now our body instinctively can go into freeze mode. What happens here is more than just the physiological aspect – a part of our consciousness splits off and gets trapped in our energy field or aura if you will. That part of our consciousness will then hide itself to protect us from feeling the pain of the trauma. Itself a survival mechanism. However, our body always remembers our experiences even though we consciously forget most of them. That´s why in my personal opinion “talking” about traumatic events doesn´t release them. That´s the old-school way of doing things. We need to feel the locked-in emotions of the events to fully let them go from our body and energy field so that the part of us that “froze” can safely let go.

Wild animals shake off their traumas automatically, which is something we humans have been thought not to do: “stop crying”. “Don´t be weak”. “Get over it”. When we stop the natural discharge of trauma, then it gets saved in our subconscious as a significant emotional event. In our brain, the trauma gets etched into the amygdala (the most primitive part of the brain).  Here is a video of a wild polar bear discharging, you can see the rapid breathing and shaking (anxiety) going on for a minute or so, and then suddenly the polar bear takes a deep breath, and both the breathing pattern and the heartbeat drops to normal (discharge complete). Watch youtube video here. 

Our Response-Ability To Heal Our Trauma

EFT, hypnotherapy, and regression therapy are in my experience really effective tools when working with the subconscious mind with the purpose of discharging the energy of the trauma. I see my work as extremely important, because helping one person release this energy has a great impact on our collective consciousness/collective energy field by raising its frequency to a higher level and in that process aiding humanity as a whole. So dear reader…you are reading this for a reason…Please do the necessary work on yourself. Get help from a professional. I have two experts EFT / Hypnotherapists I can refer you to if you want to take full responsibility for your own wellbeing now. They do sessions on Skype and they are the absolute best ones out there!

Steve Burgess:
Linda Wood:

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