How do we remove trauma that is trapped in our bodies?

How do we remove trauma that is trapped in our bodies?

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By default, your body is built to support health, harmony and connection between all parts. So why do we get sick, feel pain; develop a disease or illness that won't easily go away? If our bodies are meant to support vitality and healing then why doesn't it just happen right away? The simplest answer is that the Cellular Memory by nature contains both Positive Emotional Charge (PEC) and Negative Emotional Charge (NEC) that is constantly flowing and influencing our state of mind and body health. The Positive Emotional Charge is our soul's birthright. It can be described as an energy field of life force that is free flowing, expanding, peaceful, non-fearful, whole and alive beyond words. 

The Negative Emotional Charge is our human condition. It can be described as an energy field or life force that is contracted; held as unprocessed traumatic experiences, negative beliefs about ourselves and others, suffocation, fear and any emotion that is a derivation of fear such as guilt, grief, shame, embarrassment, resentment, anger, etc..  Extreme stress emotions such as anger also compromised immune system. In one study participants were asked to focus on two different emotions anger and care. While they did, their secretory IgA levels were measured. Immunoglobulin A is the first line of defence of the immune system. The study found that simply recalling an angry experience caused a six-hour suppression of the immune system. On the other hand, feelings of care & compassion boosted IgA levels.


Trauma, though less widely discussed than stress, is something all of us are likely to encounter at some point in our life.

The “big T” traumas can be defined as sexual assault, violent personal assault, been taken hostage, military combat, terrorist attack, torture, environmental disasters, severe motor vehicle accidents and major illnesses basically anything life threatening. In children can also be defined as inappropriate sexual experiences without violence. These traumas may not be something we come across every day, particularly here in Australia. But there are also the “small t” traumas, those events, particularly in the early years that shatter our sense of security. Such events can be particularly traumatic if they happen unexpectedly, if we are not prepared to them, if we are powerless to prevent them, if they happen repeatedly, or if someone is intentionally cruel to us.


The sudden death of someone close, a car accident, a fall, a sports injury, surgery (particularly in the early years), the breakup of an important relationship or the discovery of a life-threatening illness can also be classed as “small t” traumas. “Small t” traumas are particularly damaging if they are experience in the first six years of life, due to the fact that we are in a non-conscious state during this period.


An unstable and unsafe environment, a serious illness, medical procedures, separation from parents, physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and neglect are also sources of trauma at this time.


One of the most fascinating aspects of how the body responds to trauma is the freeze response. This is the least understood component of the fight/flight/freeze response. We understand and use quite frequently fight or flight however the freeze response is mentioned rarely and understood less. When someone goes into a freeze response, they have done so with a sense of shame: I didn't fight back, I should have run away, I didn't move, I just let it happen. Yet the freeze response is a biological state, which is designed to ensure our survival when we hit the freeze response, the body releases a flood of endorphins so the trauma or whatever is happening to us, the pain is minimised. Some can term this as an out of body experience.


In traditional psychotherapy it has long been understood that when we experience severe trauma, a part of us splits off to protect ourselves from it, dulling or blocking a memory of it. At the same time another part of this relives it over and over again, below the threshold of awareness, so it is as if the trauma has never really ended for us. It has always been believed that the part reliving the trauma is locatedsomewhere in the brain. However, in the same way that memory traces have never been actually proved to be in the brain, these stored traumas have never been located there either. What has been discovered through extensive work with trauma, that these traumas are actually held in our local energy field. When we experience trauma, the part of us that splits off actually forms a separate energetic reality outside our body-mind. And the name for these disassociated energetic parts we call the Echo, which stands for Energetic Conscious Holograms, they hold the energy of the trauma for us as a strategy for protecting us.


When I'm working with my clients, I use a number of tools and strategies to assist them in healing the trauma for their Echo. Using Energy Psychology, following the pain and relieving it at the cellular and emotional levels. To support this process for my clients we also include the powerful addition of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.


With traumas the following oils I would use with my clients, and they would incorporate them on a daily basis as part of their healing are as follows.



The oil of love and trust


Geranium restores confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances. It fosters receptivity to human love and connection. Geranium helps heal the brokenhearted. It encourages emotional honesty by facilitating the emergence of grief or pain that has been suppressed. Geranium softens anger and assists in healing emotional wounds. It assists in reopening the hearts so that love may flow freely. The individual who has a difficult time assessing their emotions can be supported by geranium, as it leads away from the logical mind and into the warmth and nature of the heart.


Emotions addressed:  are almost all types of emotional issues including abandonment, loss, distrusting, unforgiving, unloving, disheartened, heavy hearted, grief, and so on…..


Calming blend

The oil of forgiveness


Calming blend has a powerful effect on the heart. It may calm feelings of hostility, fear, anger, jealousy, rage and resentment. It can support individuals who struggle to forgive others the hurtful blunders and behaviors. Calming blend brings a person more in touch with the qualities of love, openness and receptivity. Helps to heal emotional wounds of the heart that love make flow freely. Assists the heart in remaining whole.


Emotions addressed: resentment, unwillingness to forgive, bitterness, anger, sadness, criticism, perfectionism.



The oil of boundaries


Clove supports individuals in letting go of victim mentality. Victims feel overly influenced by other people and outside circumstances. They perceive themselves as powerless to change their life situations. It helps individuals to stand up for themselves, be proactive, and feel capable of making their own decisions, regardless of others' opinions or responses.


Clove assists individuals in letting go of patterns of self-betrayal and codependency by reconnecting them with their personal integrity. It builds up appropriate boundaries and offences. It reignites the inner soul fire and can assist any time there's been damage to the self, related to childhood pain, trauma or abuse. Clove is especially helpful for breaking free of patterns of abuse by restoring the victims sense of self and helping them regain the strength to stand up to their needs. Clove is a hot oil and requires a carrier oil when applied to the skin.


Emotions addressed: victim, defeated, dominated, in, fear of rejection, intimidated, controlled by others, codependent.


Ylang Ylang

The oil of the inner child

Ylang Ylang is a powerful remedy for the heart; modern day society honors and reviews the mind over the heart. Yet the heart, with its intuitive ways of receiving information is an essential part of the soul.


Reconnects an individual with the child self and the pure, simple ways of the heart. It encourages play and restores a childlike nature and innocence. It assists in accessing intuition and or heart knowing.


It is also a powerful remedy for releasing emotional trauma from the past. It is a fantastic support in emotional healing.  Ylang Ylang also assists individuals in releasing bottled up emotions such as anger and sadness. Feelings of being buried inside are easily bought into the light through Ylang Ylang’s assistance. This oil allows emotional healing to flow naturally, nurturing the heart through the process. It reminds individual that joy can be felt and experienced more fully by allowing the heart its full range of emotions.


Emotions addressed: joylessness, overstressed, grief, sadness, loss of a loved one, disconnected from inner child.


CPTG essential oils don’t do our emotional work for us; however what they do is assist us in taking and honest look within. Fostering the right environment for healing. When we are gardening, it is a common experience to pull the weeds while leaving the roots. Particularly when the ground is hard and rocky. To ensure well pull the whole weed, we can add water to the ground, which softens it and allows the entire weed to be removed. Similarly, CPTG essential oils prepare our emotional ground so the weeds may be removed with greater ease. If we neglect to do the work of pulling our weeds, we are simply just watering the problem. On the other hand, those who combine essential oils with the emotional work reap the fruit of their labor.


Do you want to learn more about these amazing oils? Simply click on the link below or copy to your browser and put in your details and I will contact you to assist you in sourcing these beautiful, powerful oils for yourself.


Kirstyn Marriott is the Mind Transformation Catalyst. As an Author, Speaker and Energy Psychology Practitioner, a passionate essential oil Wellness Advocate, Kirstyn is a master of freeing people from mental, emotional and physical stress and blocks.

Working with clients who are experiencing disharmony in their lives or seek clarity and direction, Kirstyn integrates powerful healing methods to see her clients manifesting meaningful changes in their lives – both personally, financially and professionally. Focusing on holistic transformation on all levels and in all areas, Kirstyn has powerfully impacted the lives of many people.

Believing deeply in people’s right to relieve stress and live an abundant and happy life, Kirstyn delivers one-on-one consultations, workshops and webinars to assist people to release buried feelings, clear emotions and dissolve stress in their daily lives. Kirstyn shows clients how emotions drive their mental and physical state, and what they can do to achieve emotional balance.


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