All of us have experienced some level of trauma in our life, be it shock trauma (too much too fast) or developmental trauma (too little too long). Trauma is when you felt a sense of powerlessness and you didn’t have a choice. The nervous system becomes overwhelmed, it’s like a shock to the system. After that shock, it is common to disassociate. Trauma creates disembodiment. The healing process begins when we start reconnecting to the body and courageously experience and feel all that we hold inside. Our old sadness, trauma and past history are all locked as memories in our tissues, and our bodies hold onto the memory even if time has passed and we are not in that situation anymore. A state of hyper vigilance (being on alert all the time), panic attacks, palpitations, disturbed sleep, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, among others, might be signs of trauma. Body aches or chronic illnesses can also be symptoms of our long-past trauma. While the trauma is stored in the body, it affects the entire nervous system, which also regulates our organs and emotions.