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Traumatic event may develop physical symptoms how our bodies hold our mental health

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Our bodies are not just physical vessels. They are also stores of our emotions, thoughts, and experiences. When we experience something difficult, our bodies can respond in a number of ways, including physical symptoms.


For example, someone who has experienced a traumatic event may develop physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, or muscle tension. These symptoms can be a way for the body to release stress and cope with the trauma.


In some cases, physical symptoms can be a sign of a mental health condition. For example, anxiety can manifest in physical symptoms such as racing heart, sweating, and difficulty breathing. Depression can lead to fatigue, weight loss, and changes in sleep patterns.


How Our Bodies Store Trauma


Trauma can be stored in our bodies in a number of ways. One way is through tension. When we experience something traumatic, our bodies go into a state of fight-or-flight. This is a natural response that helps us to survive in dangerous situations. However, if the trauma is severe or prolonged, our bodies may not be able to fully return to a state of rest.


As a result, we may hold on to the tension that we experienced during the trauma. This tension can manifest in physical symptoms such as muscle tightness, pain, or headaches.


How Our Bodies Store Other Emotions


Our bodies can also store other emotions, such as anger, sadness, and fear. For example, someone who has been through a lot of anger in their life may develop a tight jaw or clenched fists. Someone who has experienced a lot of sadness may have a slumped posture or a slow gait.


How Our Bodies Store Trust Issues


Trust issues can also be stored in our bodies. For example, someone who has been betrayed in the past may have difficulty trusting others. This can manifest in physical symptoms such as avoidance, withdrawal, or hypervigilance.


How Our Bodies Store Trauma Over Time


As we hold on to trauma over time, our bodies can become more and more rigid. This can lead to movement restrictions and pain.


For example, someone who experienced a car accident may develop pain in their neck or shoulders. Someone who was sexually assaulted may develop pain in their pelvis or abdomen.


How to Heal


There are a number of ways to heal from the physical symptoms of mental health conditions. One way is through therapy. Therapy can help us to understand the trauma that we have experienced and to develop healthy coping mechanisms.


Another way to heal is through bodywork. Bodywork can help us to release the tension that we are holding in our bodies. This can help to improve our physical symptoms and our overall sense of well-being.


Our bodies are not just physical vessels. They are also stores of our emotions, thoughts, and experiences. When we experience something difficult, our bodies can respond in a number of ways, including physical symptoms.


By understanding how our bodies store our mental health, we can take steps to heal and to live healthier lives.

we is a body-centered psychotherapy approach that focuses on helping people to heal from trauma. As therapists, we use a variety of techniques to help people to release the physical tension that is stored in their bodies.


One of the key techniques used in SATORI-KYS is bodywork. Bodywork can help people to access and release the tension that is associated with trauma. This can be done through a variety of techniques, such as gentle touch, massage, and movement.

we also use talk therapy to help people understand and process their traumatic experiences. Talk therapy can help people to develop a deeper understanding of how their trauma has affected their lives.


we can be a helpful approach for people who are struggling with the physical and emotional effects of trauma. we can help people to:


Release the physical tension that is stored in their bodies

Understand and process their traumatic experiences

Develop healthy coping mechanisms

Improve their overall sense of well-being


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