Traumatic experiences manifest within our psyche and body, because we carry our life history with us – all day and all night. If a heavy blow of fate strikes (abuse, accident, loss of a beloved one, etc.), it comes to a “conflict shock” where psyche, nervous system, body and environment react. However, in order to keep up with demands of everyday life, the experience is eventually repressed and stored away in the subconscious.
If the conflict shock is not healed – which is often the case – it will create an energy potential with a gradual yet strong long-term effect on one’s psyche and ultimately on one’s body, without one being aware of it.
The effect of trauma on the psyche: After a traumatic experience and over time, a person’s beliefs, reactions and behaviors are modified. This, in turn, may attract further experiences and interpretations of experiences which reinforce a negative outlook and thus bring forth a cycle of victimization. There is the risk, that these deeply embedded experiences surface suddenly and unexpectedly at seemingly unrelated situations. At times the person may be over-sensitive, overwhelmed and show erratic, defensive or avoiding behavior. He or she wonders why certain patterns occur again and again, no matter how he/she repositions him/herself.
The effect of trauma on the body: Along with this mental negative feedback loop, the biochemistry of the body will change and therefore affect homeostasis, posture, and physical wellbeing through inflammation and toxicity of stress. Logically, all these cascading effects eventually result in the manifestation of some kind of physiological malady. ”Your beliefs act like filters on a camera, changing how you see the world. And your biology adapts to those beliefs” (Lipton, 2011).
By now in 2021, this holistic view is supported by ever increasing circles of science since evidence and discoveries have accumulated in biology, genetics (epigenetics), chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, bio-physics. It is finally let out of the taboo zone and will ultimately replace the reductionist view.
It is energy in many forms that surrounds and passes through our body, our organs, glands, muscles and cells. In other words, mental energy and recursive thought patterns – as a consequence of our experiences – do affect and potentially change the programs which maintain health in our body and thus lead to illnesses later if unchecked.
Sometimes it is important to include the time of pregnancy, conception or even earlier into the perspective to find and heal the root causes. Trauma passed down through generations has now even been demonstrated to show up in the DNA.
This psycho-energetic understanding also shows us, that we can avoid physical manifestation of psychological suffering. Not any physical illness can be cured at any moment, but we can correct and heal the underlying conscious or subconscious content of the psyche, so that we can find inner peace.
(In any case, this work and the Palucki Method should not substitute for a checkup by a medical professional.)