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Psychosomatic complaints can be caused due to suppressed emotions.

For patients with therapy-resistant or inexplicable chronic or psychosomatic complaints, pain or illnesses, I often combine body therapy and emotional release therapy, as the cause of the chronic or psychosomatic complaints in some patients can actually be found on the body level as well as due to suppressed emotions.

Patients with physical chronic symptoms, pain or complaints for which no organic diagnosis can be made are sometimes told that their pain and complaints are psychologically caused, that the complaints are psychosomatic and that they need psychotherapy.

Suppressed emotions can cause discomfort or pain

Are you one of those patients who go from therapist to therapist in the hope that a diagnosis can finally be found for your complaints?

In some patients, no organic change can actually be detected with laboratory tests, imaging procedures and other examination methods. But these patients still have complaints or pain. So the only diagnosis left is "psychosomatic illness".

Psychosomatic diseases on the rise

The patients can describe their symptoms very precisely, can show them exactly on the body. But since there is no "proof" of the complaints, pain or a disease, they are not taken seriously, nobody believes them, the disease is described as psychosmatic, i.e. psychologically caused. Patients often feel that they are not taken seriously and slowly despair, which can lead to stress, anxiety, frustration and tension.

What if your complaints or illness had an emotional cause?

Studies now show that unresolved emotions or repressed emotions can cause or promote illness. How does this happen?

Suppressed emotions, this means emotions that are not felt, such as anger, sadness, fears, terror, worthlessness are stored in the tissues, connective tissues, fascia, muscles, organs and can later lead to complaints.

Emotional Release Therapy, Psychotherapy or Body Therapy?

As there are often multiple complaints, these can often have different causes, so that for some patients it can make a lot of sense to combine Emotional Release Therapy and body therapy.

Emotional Release Therapy or the Journey® processes are about making friends with your emotions again, learning to feel your emotions again, learning to feel yourself again. It is not talk therapy or behavioural therapy. It is also not - at least not mainly - about acting out the emotion such as anger. Acting out emotions is not necessarily feeling emotions.

The core of Emotional Release Therapy is to regain access to the emotions stored in the body so that the emotions can flow freely again, as is the nature of emotions, combined with a pronunciation from the emotional level.

When the emotions are no longer suppressed and can flow freely again,the emotions are no longer stored in the tissues and the cells can regenerate.

Of course, your chronic complaints must first be clarified by a specialist. In most cases, Emotional Release Therapy can also be carried out alongside other therapies.

Of course, there are also purely physically caused pains and complaints

If you have adopted certain incorrect postures over a long period of time, such as sitting for hours on an incorrectly adjusted office chair or working for a long time on a laptop without an external monitor, frequently sitting with your legs crossed, jamming the telephone receiver with your ear when talking on the phone, frequently standing on your "standing leg", to name just a few examples, this leads in the long term to chronic tension of the muscles involved, the connective tissue and the fasciae.

Frequently adopted incorrect postures lead to chronic muscle shortening and adhesion of the fasciae and connective tissue. Since there are many receptors in the connective tissue and the fasciae on which pressure is exerted due to the adhesion, this can result in pain and other sensations.

Detailed information on the purely body-therapeutic treatment of chronic pain and complaints can be found here.

Stefanie Heinlein

I am an expert on narcissism, healing practitioner & mentor. My mission: emotional release & working with the subconscious mind. I supported people to free themselves from the shackles of their emotional hurts and traumas, and related repressed emotions and patterns, regardless of the cause. My particular area of heart and specialization is supporting women in releasing their narcissistic trauma so that they can once again live a self-determined life with self-love, self-worth and self-confidence.

Stefanie Heinlein