Healing Ourselves Whole
There is a part about healing trauma that I don't think enough people understand: The mind has an ability to check out in many situations when there is trauma involved. Some refer to it as shock. For example: after an accident, more times than not the person will be hazy about the experience and cannot properly recall the entire set of events.
We basically separate ourselves from any impact that may be occurring to the body itself. That is a gift of the mind that helps us to survive. The body, however, does not have that same luxury. The body cannot leave itself. The body takes the pain and absorbs the trauma. The way that our bodies store those particular memories is different from the way that our minds may remember it. When we learn how to dialogue with our body directly in order to recall the memories as they actually occurred and without the narrative of the mind, we can help our body release the stored pain and trauma that may have eluded us in our attempts to heal to this point.