Why your body never forgets trauma

Your body never forgets trauma because it imprints upon your nervous system and leaves a lasting impression — almost like a permanent ‘dent’ in your bodywork. Trauma is so overwhelming that the brain struggles to process the experience correctly and the memories get stored in a jumbled up and distorted way. The body never forgets trauma and it can change the way we think, feel and behave for a long time afterwards.

The treatment for trauma, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder, involves unpacking the memory, rewriting it and making sense of it. It can then be…