Trauma is not an event, it is not what happens to us. Trauma is anything that overwhelms our system's capacity to process through the energy of an experience, it's what happens inside us. It's the adaptation and response to a lack of support, we have to keep it in and push it down. When this happens and after it occurs, if we don't have safety or a mutually empathetic witness (someone who is regulated who can process it with us and validate us, and accept our feelings and emotions), it becomes stuck and stored and locked in time. Our body is storing this trauma and holding it for us until it recognizes that we now have the capacity to release this energy from our bodies. We all have traumas. No matter how big or small, traumas are what keep us from growing and progressing in life.
Trauma is like cancer for your psyche, eating away at you psychologically and eventually manifesting physically. Deal with trauma now! Please do not wait until you hit rock bottom to seek help because that's when the psychological trauma and its physiological affects are hardest to reverse. When you repress and suppress your emotions, you're affecting your immune system and your nervous system, which is a survival strategy, but then it becomes a source of illness, disease, or cancer. Self care is critical to becoming whole again!
In this work, we are harnessing the power of our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is mostly in charge of our day to day life. That part of us that is outside our conscious awareness is running the show. It stores our beliefs, our previous experiences, our memories, automatic body functions, our skills, emotions and feelings, habits and behavior patterns, etc. So much of what we experience every day is rooted in our subconscious beliefs and processes that is happening in our bodies constantly. It's kind of like programs on a computer, or apps on a phone. It's capacity is virtually unlimited.