Do you have traumatic experiences trapped in your muscles right now?


We’ve all been there:

You get into some sort of accident and your body tenses up powerfully, and then relaxes completely when the danger is gone…. Or does it?

According to practitioners of body work modalities like Feldendkrais, Applied Kinesiology, etc…

Your body still remembers the incident like it was 20 minutes ago. Not only do your muscles remember, but your nervous system remembers. Your body stores the memories in the form of posture deviations and various physical reactions to similar stimuli.

All traumatic experiences seem to have these three components working:

1) a internal representation of the incident ie a memory consisting of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory (smells and tastes, respectively). This is evident in simple stimulus -response experiences in daily life ie you smell a certain smell which triggers a certain memory, positive or negative.

2) a body posture response ie certain muscles becoming overtight in an effort to protect you from said experience.

3) briefly mentioned in point 1 was the stimulus-response effect ie this happens outside which cause this change internally ie emotions and thought processes/sequences.

Think about it: when you think back to some traumatic experience, don’tyou automatically shrink spiritually and get a bad feeling?

Wilhelm Reich coined the term “armoring” for any group of muslces that remained constantly-over tight and used many massage techniqes combined with cognitive restructuring to bring the muscles back to a normal resting length. Over stretched muscles are not-so-awesome, but we will discuss that more at a later date.

Furthermore, in chinese medicine, each organ and group of muscles and nerves, bones, etc is governed by Meridians. According to Chinese Medical Theory, each meridian governs a specific emotion ie lung meridian governs grief, central-meridian governs confidence, liver meridian governs anger etc.

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As you can see, there are many different perspectives on and modalities with which to effect the release powerfully-toxic emotions from the body.

Next question: Now that i know that i’m holding on to some past traumatic experience with my body posture, how can I release that so I can move forward to experience a deep, fuller life as though it never happened?

There are many very effective and valid techniques for doing so.

Cognitive restructuring, as mentioned above is a powerful tool for body change when used properly.

Blowing the negative energy attached to the memory is another powerful way to help the body get back to vitality in everyday movement.

Timeline therapy and various other NLP processes are excellent to use in conjunction with Cognitive restructuring to cause the body to relax and let go.

Reiki is a good modality to use. It helps by focusing directly on the chakras, helping the individual to release said negative energy charge from these storage vortexes, which also happen to exist in the same place as various nerve plexi.

Aryuvedice medicine is another very powerful modality for trauma release.

Tibetan medicine is a good way to go.

A good acupressurist and/or acupuncturist with some psychological trauma training can be of great help as they can help you affect the meridian-emotion connection for change.

If you’re going to use any of these modalities, you want to find someone you can trust, someone who has a lot of “tools” they can use to help you get out of trouble should you be working with a memory that ellicits a powerful response.

Evoking those powerful feelings can be like stepping in a cage with a hungry lion, and not having the tools to get out of said cage can be devastating.

Readiness is another factor to consider, as we never really seem to be “ready yet”. However, with some crafty word play, you can create a state of readiness in yourself to seek help for change.

Can your remember a time when you felt powerfully brave and you said to yourself ,” screw it, lets get this done…”? Act as if you can tap into that state anytime you snap your fingers now…

Don’t let the trauma stay in your body and wreak havoc; create a readiness state in yourself backed with strength and courage and hope for a besutiful outcome; seek help and change your future for the better.


Amir Campbell


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