The subconscious mind is like a reservoir filled with unprocessed emotions, old beliefs and archetypes. It is the unconscious material that influences feelings, emotions, sensations, thoughts and actions. It can be accessed in the body, through direct felt experience.
The unresolved emotions contained in the subconscious reservoir are often associated with past traumatic experience. The nervous system has been looping in an arousal state since the traumatic event, manifesting in present time as if stuck in unfinished business.
For well being to be restored, the neurological response needs to be accessed and completed. It can only happen in the body as “the rational part of the brain is basically impotent to talk the emotional brain out of its own reality” (Bessel Van der Kolk, 2015).
The cognitive mind is eventually able to retell a traumatic event yet for healing to truly happen the experience needs to be accessed in the body, where it is locked as an incomplete response.
The key of completion is in the body, it is embedded in the residual energy of a traumatic experience alive in present time. Deepening in physical sensations, naming and identifying the felt experience is the beginning of healing. Furthermore, accessing the impulse locked in the symptom allows the process to complete and restores psycho-neurological harmony.