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  • Writer's pictureKim Colman

The Event causes Physical and Emotional Responses

If you have had a stressful or traumatic event in your life, you will have experienced both physical and emotional reactions in your body.

Physical symptoms could be some of the following: –

  1. Loss of appetite

  2. Insomnia

  3. Headaches

  4. Nausea, upset stomach, including diarrhea

  5. Unstable blood sugar

  6. Low energy

Some emotional reactions could be: –

  1. Anxiety

  2. Depression

  3. Anger

  4. Feeling overwhelmed, insecure or unable to cope

All of these symptoms and reactions are totally normal and is the bodies way of dealing with what happened or the extreme stress that it had to undergo. We need to find a way to help the body release the upset or stress so that it can start to run at a more normal pace instead of the Fight/Flight/Freeze mode. I will talk more about the Fight/Flight/Freeze mode in another blog post.

The Physical symptoms will return to normal once the body has normalised the hormones that the sympathetic nervous system released at that moment to allow you to keep your body safe.

To calm the Emotional reactions takes us to actively do some work in releasing and finding a way to deal with out anger, anxiety etc. so that we can move forward. Here are a few suggestions that may help you: –

  1. Try writing down your feelings even if it is a letter to someone. You don’t need to show this to anyone. Write your true anger or sorrow. You can tear this up or burn it afterwards.

  2. If you enjoy exercise, go to the gym or go for a run.

  3. Meditation is great to focus on the breath and calm yourself.

  4. Visualisation can be very empowering if you are able to use this skill to go back and visualise the event and change the outcome.

  5. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) which is like acupuncture without needles, is a great tool for calming yourself which you can learn and do for yourself. Contact me for a free download to learn this skill.

I invite you to contact me for a 20 minute free introductory call to assist you or someone you know at

I look forward to chatting with you.

Kim Colman

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