Emotions and physical pain

I had a dream last night that I was holding a somatic retreat. You know the kind of dream, when you wake up and it takes a few minutes to feel into if it was real or not?

As an Intuitive Energy Healer and SomatoEmotional Release Specialist, one of the core aspects of my work focuses on releasing stored emotions in the body.

Our bodies are like historians, they record and tuck away our history in our cells/energy field.

The body also remembers what the mind forgets. Therefore, our life experiences can be stored in the subconscious.  We might not be walking around thinking about something anymore, but it can still be affecting us on a day-to-day basis.

I am a strong believer that if we don’t acknowledge and feel our feelings, our body feels them for us.

In Dr. John Diamond’s book “Your Body Doesn’t Lie”, he states “I have come to believe that all illness starts as a problem on the energy level, a problem that may exist for many years before it manifests itself in physical disease.” 

When I had a health challenge in my early 30’s, I intuitively knew that it had an underlying emotional component.  I visited holistic/alternative doctors, studied with herbalists, shamans, immersed myself in breathwork, psychotherapy, craniosacral therapy and somotoemotional release (SER).

It was the SER work that I fell in love with and is a big part of my healing practice today. Little did I know how this healing journey would propel me forward into my life’s work.

“Soma” is Greek for “body.”  The definition of somatic is relating to or affecting the body.

Dr. John Upledger, (my teacher/mentor and founder of The Upledger Institute), says “SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is the expression of emotion that has been retained, suppressed and isolated within the Soma/Body.”

In my last newsletter, I shared with you how my dad came to see me on Father’s Day. We were having a nice visit and yet over the course of time, topics came up that were challenging and old stored emotions in my subconscious bubbled up to the surface. I released a lot of rage and anger that I had been hanging onto. Some of it I was aware of and some it I wasn’t.

A few days later, I realized that my hip pain was gone!  Yes gone!  I had been tossing and turning every night for months and had difficulty walking and sitting a lot of the time. Feeling and expressing my emotions shifted the energy in my body and helped me heal.

I see this time and time again, but it still astounds me!

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