Releasing Emotional Trauma

James V. Fix, RM, CST
January – February 2023 • Vol 4, No 2

We have learned from the previous two parts on SomatoEmotional Release about physical-trauma releases. I am going to discuss how we can have emotional trauma also stuck in our tissue, in other words, how the body holds memory. We will also cover how SomatoEmotional Release can help this.

In my experience as a client as well as a practitioner, we hold events that have an emotional charge to them in our system. I have had repeated experience where the physical trauma also has an emotional component to it. Anger, fear, or sadness can cause us to hold onto a memory.

However, I did have one person that started giggling uncontrollably during a session. I asked her what she was experiencing, and she said that she remembered falling out of a chair at school while she was laughing so hard that she lost her balance!

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