Where do you store trauma in your body? (and how is it affecting you?)

First, take a look at this chart:

Next, circle your trauma markers

Hint: circle anywhere you have an ache or pain, illness or injury, even blemishes or anything else that just “won’t go away.”

The chart indicates where you might be storing certain types of trauma. This is not meant to be an authoritative list. It’s based on my work with clients and my own trauma release journey. Use it as a tool to get you started, then dive deeper!

Note: I define “trauma” as anything your body remembers, even if you do not. It could be “big” or “small” or anywhere in between, but your body holds onto the memories it needs to address later. At some point, the body asks if we’re ready to heal it (usually through a flare up, re-injury, or similar).

We all carry trauma a little differently. Personally, I tend to carry my traumas in my…

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  • gut
  • skin
  • reproductive system
  • endocrine/hormonal systems
  • immune system
  • nervous system
  • poor sleep
  • adrenals
  • spine
  • brain/mental processes
  • emotional regulation/mood
  • relationships and money issues
  • eyes/eyesight
  • joints
  • circulatory system
  • and more :[

Does this sound like you? Here’s a quiz you can take if you’re still not sure:

If you were drawn to this article in the first place, you probably scored pretty high on that quiz. You probably also circled lots of places on the chart. And if you’re anything like me, your trauma “speaks” through chronic dis-ease in the body.

Trauma manifests in the body as illness, pain, and tension.

Even “small” things, like acne or warts, can indicate where a person carries trauma.

Usually, when a trauma comes up for healing, we just slap some medicine on it and move on. We work through the mental and emotional parts of the trauma as best we can, but we don’t look at the physical and spiritual components.

This might work, for a while.

Eventually, though, trauma clears its throat and tries again, a little louder.

If ignored for a long time, your trauma starts screaming at you. (That’s why I have so many chronic conditions. My trauma really wanted to let me know it was there).

It’s not enough to focus on the mental and emotional aspects of trauma.

You’ve GOT to work through the parts stored physically in your body, too.

If you do not process the physical imprints of trauma–your flesh memories–they will stay with you. They will impact your life in all kinds of ways, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. You might develop additional illnesses. You might struggle in other areas of your life, such as money or relationships or goal-setting or addictions or anything else. If you are reading this, you probably already know what I’m talking about.

When trauma starts crying out for healing, it’s saying, first softly, then insistently, that what happened to you was wrong. Someone did something they shouldn’t have, and your body is a living testament to the vileness of their actions.

Your body just wants to keep you safe, so it develops an illness as a protection for you. The body is a wonderful thing.

That said, once you emotionally process your traumas, your body will be ready to release them physically. Your body signals that some of the trauma can work it’s way out, and it will continue to do so until you give it the attention it needs.

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That’s when the real healing can start. Physical release of trauma is so freeing.

I’ve experienced:

  • better sleep
  • increased neuroplasticity
  • better digestion
  • less brain fog
  • clearer communication
  • increased mood/productivity
  • less despair/confusion
  • more money
  • better relationships
  • greater ease and flow in life
  • more time to do what I love
  • increased creativity/passion
  • and a lot more!

Releasing stored trauma has given me the courage and freedom to be a more authentic version of myself. And it’s incredible.

This is not to say that I don’t remember my traumas or that they don’t affect me anymore. It’s also not to say that trauma healing is the magic bullet that instantly cures all dis-ease.

That said, it makes a huge difference. It’s like trudging through wet sand for hours and then suddenly finding some nice firm concrete to walk on.

You still have to walk, but it’s not a huge struggle anymore. So much can happen when you’re not slogging through the muck every second of every day.

So, how to release trauma?

Trauma Release Meditation (TRM) is a technique you can use to release trauma stored in your body. I developed it after years of dealing with my own trauma, which you can read more about on my blog.

TRM is gentle, non-invasive process. It’s thorough, intuitive, and tailored to the needs of the individual. It leaves you feeling cleansed and soothed instead of open and raw (which so many other trauma methods, including therapy, have a tendency to do).

A few ways to get started:

Option 1: Guided Trauma Release Meditation (TRM) on YouTube (free!)

Option 2: The Basic TRM course ($5 donation)

Option 3: A one-on-one virtual TRM session (price varies, but I commit to keep healing affordable).

TRM is based in Reiki, mindfulness meditation, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and yin yoga, along with a lifetime of trauma experiences and healing to back it up. My PhD work in mental health rhetoric usually comes out to play, too.

This technique came to me as an intuitive download over the course of a few months in 2021. Now, I teach it to others so they can also experience the amazing benefits of deeply processing their trauma.

Trauma Release Meditation has been revolutionary for me. My clients, too, find it immensely helpful (read client reviews here).

If you have questions about TRM and what it can do for you, you can always contact me!

Trauma Release Meditation Basic Course

Invest 2 hours and $5 into learning the fundamentals of the Trauma Release Meditation (TRM). The lifelong benefits are priceless.

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Are you a medical doctor and do you give medical advice?

Absolutely not. I share my own experiences and sometimes the experience of my clients. I do not diagnose any illnesses and any recommendations I make are purely based in my own work as a practitioner and a person with trauma. Please seek competent medical advice as needed.

Will I benefit right away?

Most do! Personally, I receive both immediate and longterm benefits from TRM, as do most of my clients. Sometimes it can take a little time to settle in, but the process is rewarding and includes lots of self-discovery.

Why is this course so cheap?

I do everything in my power to keep healing affordable. I know first hand the difficulty of affording basic necessities when living with trauma. You choose what to donate based on what you can give. I will never ask you for more or upsell you once you get inside. The most I’ll do is tell you about other relevant products. That’s my guarantee. The generous donations of people just like you make this possible, so thank you ❤

What can I do with this course when I’m done?

This course supports you in furthering your TRM practice, either with guided meditation recordings or your practitioner. Check out my Advanced and Practitioner courses for using TRM in even more powerful ways!

Can I make money by selling this course for you?

Yes! Reach out via my website and we’ll talk about making you an affiliate. Affiliates receive a percentage from every course they sell.

Blessings to you on your trauma healing journey ❤

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