What you Need to Know about Trauma and Cellular Memory
25 October 2018
As we all know, our body is made-up of cells, but what you may not realise is that each of these individual cells holds and records information like a memory – we call this cellular memory. This means that every impactful experience that we have been through is imprinted into our cells. This imprint is left not only in our mind or in our nervous system, but also in every single cell in our body.
When someone has been through emotional turmoil you may have heard the expression: “it hit me hard” or “ I felt it with every fibre of my being.” Even if you didn’t know that cells have a memory, intuitively, you probably realised that they do on an unconscious level. What we’re describing here in these expressions is the physical reaction when something deeply significant happens to us and we have a cellular response to it.
Cellular memory means that trauma can have a long lasting or even delayed affect on our body, even if we have “worked through” the trauma psychologically. Insomnia, IBS, inflammatory diseases and more can be as a result of cellular memory after trauma. However, manifestation of traumas varies from person to person. What they all have in common is the impact on our immune system and therefore our health.
Trauma is an embodied experience. It lives in people’s bones, veins, arteries, tissues, muscles and organs. It’s in their cells, hearts and souls.
Some traumas are an obvious result from past experience like any type of abuse from neglect to sexual abuse. There are also less obvious types of traumas, but these are still capable of locking depression, generalized anxiety, or disturbed sleep patterns in place. People often associate trauma with emotional disturbance but traumas can also be the result of physical injuries.
Most people don’t realise that trauma can be trans-generational transmitted, or even carried down in the bloodline. Trauma can remain stuck at cellular level for a very long time and it is possible it may never be released. But it is important to identify trauma so that it can be addressed in some way.
It is important to consider is that every individual is unique and thanks to this uniqueness healing process varies too.
There are many amazing modalities to help releasing traumas, all incredible in their own rights. People may go to therapy talk therapy, or they might go to church, nature or any activity that might support them during their journey.
My own 7-years intense healing work, particularly focused to strengthen my body after cancer, meant I was strong enough to face, 35 years after it happened, the immense emotional trauma experienced in watching my biological mother dying in front of my eyes at the age of 16, which in many ways I link to the breast cancer I developed. Since the realisation, cleansing through painful moments and quite a fair amount of tears, something has shifted in my body and my energy’s field and now I feel somehow at home in own body.
It is never too late to think about working on releasing trauma.
As a Systematic Kinesiologist, I am trained to help release stressful emotions, traumas, negative thought patterns and behaviours that are causing us to behave in ways that are holding us back from living in full brightness. Negative energy is trapped in our Cellular Memory and we must aim to remove and release it if we are to move forward and live full, healthy, energised, peaceful, happy lives.
If you would like to discuss trauma, or anything else discussed in this blog post, please do not hesitate to get in touch.