"Trauma shapes our emotional & physical well-being. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, in his book entitled The Body Keeps the Score, states 'trauma produces actual physiological changes, including a recalibration of the brain's alarm system, an increase in stress hormone activity, and alterations in the systems that filters relevant information from irrelevant.'
However, it isn't only life-altering traumatic experiences that can cause issues. Most of us have experienced memories that can ignite visceral reactions. Memories are transcribed in our subconscious and can be reactivated with exposure to certain words, a smell, a person, music, etc.
Approximately 95% of our mind's activity is ruled by the subconscious. Neuroscientist, David Eagleman says it this way in his book Incognito: 'most of what we do & feel is not under our conscious control...your consciousness is like a tiny stowaway on a transatlantic steamship, taking creative for the journey without acknowledging the massive engineering underfoot.'
When memories are brought to the forefront (regardless of if they elicit a positive or negative response), there is a cascade of emotions, hormones, neurotransmitters, & processes in the body that are stimulated."
- Amanda Mirabella, Master Mind Body Spirit Release Practitioner