Erratic storage of traumatic memories leaves many people with an incoherent or incomplete narrative of the traumatic event
For instance, if several people witness the same traumatic event, they may each relate a different version. Deprived of real memories, the thinking brain spins its wheels in a futile attempt to talk about and understand the trauma.
Physical effects. In the body, some post traumatic effects may be experienced as tension, such as clenched jaw, knotted stomach, back pain. Tension saps energy, and keeps the body saturated with stress hormones. Over time, many body functions and the immune system may be undermined by excessive exposure to this “stress-chemical” soup.
Long after the traumatic event, the effects of trauma, disconnected from conscious awareness, often interfere with sleep, health, ability to focus, intimacy, and/or relationships.
Trauma Touch Therapy™ is a bodywork-centered approach that helps people gently re-connect with – and transform – many trauma related “issues in the tissues”. That makes room for the stuff that got trapped in the body – usually quite a lot of sensory overload at the time of trauma – to be processed by the brain. People often report – with a huge sense of relief – that bits of the narrative fit together more coherently as the work progresses.