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How Does Trauma Get Trapped In The Body?

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

Scattered impulses when confronted with energy can be traumatic in the operation of a defensive mechanism. When that influencing force is avoided, the defense that is consumed by traumatic impulses can intensify and cause sexual, psychological, and physiological disorders over time. When trauma occurs, in an effort of protection, your brain temporarily pauses your memory processing system, and the experience is not stored as traditional memories are. Instead of accuracy in memory storage, trauma exposure is thought to be stored as fragments of pictures by body sensations. These memory fragments, while not comprehensive, re-experience body stitching and anxiety as flashes of the body, nightmares, and flashbacks.


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