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Is Trauma Stored In The Body? How To Release Your Trauma Stored In Your Body

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There’s now more evidence than ever that there’s BOTH physical trauma AND emotional trauma stored in the body. 

Before diving into where and how this trauma is stored in the body, let’s start with a deep dive into the connection between the mind and body.

In the past few decades, it’s become common knowledge that the emotional factors and experiences of our body can, indeed, influence the physical ones. 

  • We know that our gut biome influences our mental health.
  • We know that our stress levels affect our immune system.
  • And we now know that the past trauma we’ve experienced is being stored in our body as tension, tightness, and overall physical pain that leaves us sometimes unable to carry on a normal life.

Trauma Stored In The Body: What Are The Signs & Symptoms?

So how do we know that there’s actually trauma is stored in our body???

Here are some signs and symptoms you can probably recognize that might mean there’s trauma stored in your nervous system:

Mental Health Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Physical Issues

  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Brain Fog & Lack Of Ability To Focus
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Sleep Issues
  • Inability To Feel Emotions
  • Addiction
  • Repetitive Negative Patterns & Behaviors
  • Inability To Lose Weight
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Illnesses Nobody Can Officially Diagnose

You don’t have to experience ALL of these symptoms to know there’s trauma stored in the body. But being able to check off a few of them is a good indicator for you to consider the process of releasing that trauma. 

Trauma Stored In The Body: How Is It Stored There?

Most of us see our body as a physical entity — something that allows us to get through the physical elements and hurdles over the course of a day. And while, obviously, the physicality of our body is important, we need to view the emotions we feel and the psyche we exist in is equally as important as well. Because one doesn’t exist without the other. And because, in all the biological and mental processes occurring that keep us alive, the mind and body are deeply and intimately connected. 

It’s previously been studied and noted that emotional trauma and psychological stress can actually be stored in someone’s somatic memory. And that somatic memory eventually begins to affect the body’s biological stress response. 

This means that after emotional trauma takes place, the physical changes that happen in the body afterward like the release of Cortisol and the increase in inflammation and the hormone imbalance will leave a lasting impact on the body’s regulatory mechanisms, processing responses, and even on its pain centers. 

To put it simply, the emotional trauma is physically storing itself in the body. 

For good. 

(OR… until you release that trauma.)

Trauma Stored In The Body: How Can I Release The Stored Trauma In My Body?

The only way to release the trauma stored in your body is with somatic exercises

Somatic exercises are gentle movements that connect your physical body to your emotional body. When this happens, it allows you to treat and release the physical manifestations of the trauma by addressing the location of where in the body it’s being stored.

It’s often said that a few days after starting a somatic exercise program (like our Free Your Hips In 30 Days Course), you’ll feel an intense and emotional release that, quite literally, can bring people to tears.

Trauma Stored In The Body: Why Should I Release The Stored Trauma In My Body?

Trauma stored in the body can bring about A LOT of ailments (and some unexpected ones that might shock you…)!

Releasing the stored trauma in your body can relieve:

  • The inability to lose weight 
  • Chronic inflammation 
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Jaw clenching
  • Hip popping
  • Sleep issues
  • Gut issues
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Long-term mental health issues
  • Brain fog
  • Tinnitus
  • Muscle tension

Trauma Stored In The Body: Release Your Stored Trauma TODAY

Our somatic healing programs have helped tens of thousands of people release their stored trauma and experience all the things listed above and even MORE. And they did that in just 5-10 minutes a day for 30 days.

We’re so sure that you’ll love every single program that we even have a money back guarantee. (But we’re confident you won’t need it…)

It’s time to finally rid your body of the stored trauma that’s causing pain, stress, anxiety, and so much more. 

It’s time for your body to get back to the way it’s supposed to feel.

About The Workout Witch
With 14 years of clinical experience, Liz Tenuto is a somatic specialist known as The Workout Witch because she heals the pain you know you have by treating the cause of it you never knew existed. Liz is committed to changing the conversation around past trauma, somatic memory, and how anyone’s psychological pain and stress is manifesting itself physically.