What is a Painbody?
You may have heard holistic therapists mention your painbody and wondered what on earth they were on about? There is such a thing as old emotional pain living inside you. It is an accumulation of painful life experiences that were not fully faced and accepted when they occurred. This leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain. It comes together with other energy forms from other instances, and so after some years you have a “painbody” an energy entity consisting of old emotion. The body doesn’t forget. This then has an effect perhaps mentally, emotionally or physically on a person when it is triggered.
The events of our lives leave physiological imprints in our bodies, especially when we experience trauma or situations of extreme stress that trigger our Fight, Flight or freeze response
In a perfect world, we would be able to deal with the trauma soon after it was triggered, but since this is rarely the case we’re all walking around with physical imprints of past experiences (good and bad) stored in our bodies. Most of us don’t know how to release them because we don’t even realize they exist!
The painbody can be triggered by an event ( perhaps similar to the one that caused it or by accident) it can have mental, emotional or physical responses attached to it. Your inner voice is clouded by old emotional pain and it distorts everything. It becomes blocks to progressing forward, the little voice that tells you you aren’t worthy or distorts your view of the world around you in a negative way. You may be more emotional, maybe it triggers an anger response or a physical response.
An example of a physical reaction could be for example that you may feel your face get hot when you’re asked to speak in public. This response is your body remembering a past experience when perhaps you were asked to speak in front of people, maybe read aloud at school, and it didn’t go well, you were embarrassed and went red and hot.This created a ‘pathway’ in your brain that automatically associated speaking in public with the physical response. Repeated again triggered by being asked to speak the body will repeat the physical association.
We can forget or block out the memories that are stored in our brains, but how do you deal with the memories being stored in your body?
Humans don’t naturally process their traumatic events at the time or close to the experience. Instead we carry stress, anxiety, and trauma around with us every day and often use food and other addictive behaviours to soothe ourselves and quiet the emotional discomfort, mostly subconsciously, not to mention the array of physical symptoms that can eventually manifest as we hold onto our stress for a long period of time. We can be completely oblivious to all of this, we may not know why we have a tendency to over eat or are prone to some kind of addiction, we may think there is only a physical reason for our bad backs, dodgy knees or constant low immune system.
There’s nothing wrong with using various methods or behaviour to soothe yourself, but typically habitual behaviours provide a short-term solution, and you’ll continue to feel the discomfort or suffer the symptoms until you actually release the memory from your body. Many of my clients have undergone tests only to be told there is no physical explanation for their IBS or their migraines or that it is simply ‘stress’. Only when they have decided to take a different approach and address what may be an indirect, underlying cause have their problems dramatically improved or in some cases disappeared.
Occasionally triggering it can happen by accident, when a client is having a massage or Reflexology, suddenly the therapist can reach a point in their body where the emotional stress is hidden and it releases it. Clients feel a rush of relief and can even feel a dramatic rush of emotions, crying or laughing is a common response.
Intentionally addressing any buried emotional memories is a step in the right direction to proper healing on a holistic level, and allows people to move forwards and achieve all sorts of things they thought were never possible because they had some kind of block in the way.
There are many therapies to choose from that can all stimulate healing and help to release and rebalance the body systems, you can find a therapy to suit you quite easily. Ranging from relaxed ‘talking’ therapies like Quantum Holographic Therapy or Past Life regression to physical treatments like Reflexology or Reiki It’s important to remember that when you work with a therapist it isn’t a quick release or a magic healing, it’s a process involving work and effort from both parties, you as a client play a massive part in your own healing, but once the energy is cleared, the blocks are gone and everything is in proper balance, you could move forward at an amazing pace. It is always worth the time and effort to produce great results. The good thing is you don’t even have to know what the traumas are to release them, you certainly don’t have to relive them, you just need a therapist who can translate what your body is broadcasting and who has the treatments and skills to help you release them and a willingness to work on them and let them go. Sometimes the solution to the problem isn’t as obvious as you imagine and that’s why Holistic Therapists play such an important part in healing the whole human being, we reach the parts medicine can’t.