It’s amazing to think of our glands, organs, tissues, and cells as storage places for emotion and memory, yet this was the explanation given through the scientific research of Dr. Candace Pert, a neuropharmacologist who worked at Georgetown University Medical Center. The unexpressed trauma of past experiences stored in the musculature and connective tissue of our bodies creates tension, blocks circulation, and can ultimately lead to pain and disease.
At BodyGarage, our Motion Mechanics play a key role in bridging locked memories with the physical body. The techniques known as myofascial release or myofascial unwinding are hands-on methods for initiating traumatic memory release. Our techniques locate and then physically free the restrictions in the muscle and surrounding fascial tissues that house traumatic memories. This release initiates relaxation, unlocking the frozen components of the nervous system. Such a shift marks the reconnection of the brain with the tissue housing the trauma, allowing transformation and healing to ensue.
In a Nature Neuroscience study published in 2013, researchers trained mice to fear the smell of cherry blossoms. Then a team at the Emory University School of Medicine looked at what was happening inside the sperm. They found that a section of DNA responsible for their reaction to the cherry blossom scent was more active in the mice's sperm. Not only was the mice's direct offspring "extremely sensitive" to cherry blossom, the next generation would avoid the scent as well, despite never having experienced it in their lives. Both generations also showed changes in brain structure.
What could this mean for you?
If a grandparent was traumatized by sexual assault, that trauma may still be in your genes. If your mother was in a car accident when she was 6 years old, you may have an odd fear of traffic or an unwarranted anger towards drivers in the fast lane. You may feel suspicious around tall men or hate children with red hair all because of something that happened to someone in your family tree years ago! It’s true that many of us are still dealing with the emotional baggage we’ve generated from our own experiences—the tough divorce, the crushing career failure, the betrayal by a close friend. How can we possibly be expected to deal with baggage that occurred before we were even born?
To deal with entrenched emotional baggage, whether it’s from a client’s own past experiences or that of their ancestors, we now use a technique called an Emotional Release. An Emotional Release is a Neuro Linguistic Programming technique and it is the most effective practice we’ve found for fully releasing the negative, limiting emotions stored within the body.
An Emotional Release works with the memories that your subconscious mind has organized according to your individual “timeline.” Using a specific process, we uncover the “root cause” of the baggage (which may or may not appear to be a significant event to the client’s conscious mind). Then we guide our clients back to the root cause, having them float over their timeline to retrieve the learning that they were supposed to gain from the experience and release the negative emotion.
Interestingly, when we first started using an Emotional Release with clients, they sometimes reported that the root cause was prior to their birth. These clients would describe an event from one of their parents’ lives that they could not have known about. Working with that event as the root cause more often than not completely released the past trauma. Later, when they asked their parents or grandparents about it, the event was almost always verified as having happened.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is diagnosed when one has experienced, witnessed or felt threatened by a traumatic event, experienced the signs and symptoms of PTSD after the event for more than one month and are demonstrating avoidance behaviors evading anything or anyone who reminds them of the event(s).
Many returning service men and women are suffering the symptoms of PTSD which also include an inability to feel positive emotions, emotional numbing, a sense of hopelessness, lack of interest, memory problems, relationship problems, angry and aggressive outbursts, guilt and shame, and hyper-vigilance (always on guard). Symptoms also include distressing memories, bad dreams, flashbacks and emotional distress. It is not unusual for these veterans to be easily startled or frightened, and even lapse into a flashback event under the right set of conditions. PTSD symptoms can vary over time and become intensified when the person experiences a trigger.
Many PTSD sufferers turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate, which can become problematic. At BODYGARAGE, there are many viable options available as treatment for PTSD including An Emotional Release.
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