In the YouTube video below, Dr. Artour asked Lynn Himmelman, NDT (New Decision Therapy) Master Trainer about trauma storage. Lynn explains effects of trauma on perception and emotions of the victim. Trauma usually results in appearance of anger, guilt, and regret.
Where is the trauma stored in the body? Maybe there are some parts of the brain, or nerve cells where people who teach and test meditation using EEG use this type of material explanation for trauma but are there more explanations of how the body stores trauma. This was Kandis Blakely's opinion and actually the title of her book "Your Body Remembers - New Decision Therapy".
Lynn replies that in terms of the repercussions of trauma, repercussions can show up with physical symptoms, which it did with Artour and which he has seen with numerous clients. It can show up with emotional anomalies where in certain areas of life we just can't seem to get it together, where emotional overreactions start to play out. Mentally we may think we have a clear perspective on what is actually true but what trauma does is that it clouds our perception so that we cannot actually see the real truth of the matter and this is one important area where New Decision Therapy plays an important role and helps to lift that invisible blindfold so that we can see the truth of the matter. Once we see that truth, the trauma dissipates and doesn't have a hold on us any more. And so mentally, emotionally, physically even spiritually it can no longer affect us.
So those four areas - mental, physical, spiritual and emotional - are like the foundation, like the four legs of the table that keep our life stable. And New Decision Therapy just has this really wonderful way of getting to the heart of the matter.
Trauma stored as memory
So where does the trauma sit? It actually sits as a memory in the cells of the body and so with the New Decision Therapy technique that Kandis created we actually have a way of finding the pathway to the origin of the trauma and exposing it to awareness so that it no longer has a hold on us.