We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are ~ Anais Nin
Do you ever wonder why you have a fear of water or other phobias? Do you erupt in anger at someone or something without really knowing why? Do your relationships feel like an unwelcome repeat of your growing up years with your parents? Do you find that, no matter how much you want a different outcome, you tend to make the same bad choices over and over again and get the same unwanted results?
What is Cellular Memory?
Research has shown that every experience of your life is ‘remembered’ in the cells of your body. When a traumatic incident occurs, neurotransmitters in the brain transport the chemical and electrical codes (neuropeptides) of the emotions related to that incident to every cell of your body. As NIH neuroscientist and pharmacologist, Dr. Candace Pert discovered, this information, known as cellular memory, is stored in the cells until it is accessed and released.
Cellular memory from life experiences can include:
- Birth trauma
- Abusive events that occurred in childhood
- Fearful events – robbery, car accident, illness
- Learned environmental conditioning such as suppression of trauma, emotions, family secrets, or social behaviours.
These memories can be triggered in similar current day situations and can exert subconscious control over your daily actions, decisions and choices.
- As a child, you may have almost drowned and, while the event itself has faded from your consciousness, the memory of the trauma is still held at the cellular level in your body. So, being near water can cause you to feel sensations of fear, anxiety, nausea or physical tremors that were your reactions to the original event.
- Your unexplained eruption of anger at someone or something may be triggered by an unconscious memory of past abuse, shame or a fearful event that feels similar to the current moment you are experiencing
Why is it so important to release cellular memory? Isn’t it better to just let it stay hidden or buried where it doesn’t get in the way?
Cellular memory can leave you victimised by unhealed hurts. When hidden memories spark reactive behaviours, they can have destructive effects on your relationships, career, your personal well-being/health and self-confidence. Cellular memory triggers can explode a difficult conversation into a conflict; it can cause blood pressure, heart and other health issues; and it can leave you feeling defeated and unable to embrace change in your life.
As the pain, stress and trauma of these captive memories are released, you are given a chance to:
- choose a more authentic path of self-regard and self-expression,
- enjoy greater health
- make better decisions, free from the influence of past trauma, old behaviours, beliefs and
- engage more loving, positive and genuine connections with others in your life.
Release of Cellular Memory Through Breathwork
Healing comes from no longer being influenced by the unconscious drivers of our behaviours or beliefs ~ John Stamoulos
One of the most powerful techniques for healing the negative effects of cellular memories is Breathwork. At peak point in a Breathwork session, the breathing pattern’s energy begins to access and release old memories and their associated emotions. Known as the Energy Release, it is accompanied by physical sensations (tingling, prickly feeling, waves of energy in the body) as well as emotions (crying and expressions of anger or fear).
As the memories are released, any related tensions, stress or traumas are deleted from unconscious programming. This deletion heals the effects of the traumatic experiences, helps normalize previously volatile reactions to current life events and allows for a more integrated and conscious state of awareness in daily life.
Ultimately, life becomes more manageable and pathways open up for deep peace and bliss to flow in.
“We may ignore or deride the messages of the body, but its rebellion demands to be heeded because its language is the authentic expression of our true selves and of the strength of our vitality.” ~ Anne Miller
The Divided Mind by John E. Sarno, M.D.
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton