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The Power of Letting Go: Releasing Trauma's Hold on Your Body

Have you ever experienced a traumatic event that seems to have permanently lodged itself in your body? Maybe you can't shake off the tension in your shoulders or the tightness in your chest, or perhaps you find yourself feeling triggered by certain situations or memories. If so, you're not alone.

How Can Trauma Impact Our Physical Bodies?

Trauma can have a profound impact on our bodies, and the effects can be long-lasting. When we experience trauma, our bodies go into a state of fight or flight, and our sympathetic nervous system kicks into overdrive. This can lead to a range of physical symptoms, including increased heart rate, rapid breathing, and muscle tension. If we don't release this energy, it can become stuck in our bodies, leading to chronic pain, fatigue, and a host of other physical and emotional issues. Over time, this energy can build up and create blockages in our system physically, mentally and emotionally, preventing us from fully processing and moving on from our past experiences.

How Can We Release the Energy of Stored Trauma?

Releasing this energy is a crucial step in the healing process. It allows you to let go of the past and move forward with greater clarity, resilience and strength. But how exactly do you release this stored energy? There are a few things we can do:

  1. Practice Mindful Meditation: Mindfulness is a powerful tool for bringing awareness to the sensations in our bodies. Meditation focuses on paying attention to our breath, our physical sensations, and our emotions, where we can start to notice where we're holding tension and begin to release it. Once you are able to observe your thoughts, you can create a space of stillness and calmness that allows you to process and release the stored energy of trauma.

  2. Move your body: Exercise can be an excellent way to release pent-up energy and tension. It helps to release endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood elevators. Exercise helps to increase blood flow and oxygen to the body which can reduce stress and tension. Whether it's running, yoga, or even a brisk walk, any physical activity can help you release the stored energy of trauma.

  3. Talk to someone: Talking to a therapist or a trusted friend can help you process your trauma and release the energy that's been stored in your body. Talking to a mental health professional can help you process the traumatic event and gain a new perspective on it while helping you develop healthy coping mechanisms and build resilience to future traumatic experiences. Sometimes just verbalizing what we're feeling can be incredibly powerful.

  4. Try Reiki Energy Healing: The deeply relaxing nature of Reiki Energy Healing can help relax the physical sensations of tension and stress. Trauma can create energy blockages in your body that can prevent the energy from flowing freely and Reiki can help to clear these blockages and restore balance to the body's energy systems. Reiki can help you release the emotional pain and help you become more self-aware and in tune with your body's needs. This can help you identify areas where you may be holding onto trauma and work towards releasing it to create a more peaceful, balanced state of mind and body.

  5. Try bodywork: Massage, acupuncture, and other forms of bodywork can help release physical tension and promote relaxation. They can also help you connect with your body in a new way and bring awareness to areas where you're holding tension.

  6. Practice self-care: Taking care of yourself is crucial when it comes to releasing the energy of stored trauma. Make time for activities that bring you joy, whether it's reading a book, taking a bath, or spending time in nature.

Free Yourself From the Energy of Trauma

It is essential to find healthy ways to process and release the stored energy of trauma, whether it's through mindful meditation, physical activity, talking to a therapist, receiving Reiki Energy Healing, body work or self-care. By releasing this energy your can free yourself from the burden of the past and move forward with renewed energy, vitality and health.


Releasing the energy of stored trauma in your body is an ongoing process, and it won't happen overnight. Remember that healing from a trauma is a journey, not a destination. It takes time, patience, and a willingness to confront the pain of the past in order to release its hold on the present. But by practicing mindfulness, moving your body, talking to someone, receiving Reiki Energy healing, trying bodywork, and practicing self-care, you can begin to release the tension and find a sense of peace and healing. So if you're feeling the weight of past trauma in your body, you're not alone, there is a hope for a brighter future and there is support available to help you on your healing journey.



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