Emotions – the effect on the body.

Mental Health
When we experience strong emotions we try to process what is happening to us. As well as involving the logical brain this has an effect on our physical body. When traumatic events occur physical feelings of discomfort in the stomach, chest and other areas of the body are common. Images, sound and smells may become very focused in trauma situations. If these situations are not processed by the brain and resolved will generally leave a person hyper-vigilant to the sensory information that was around at the time of the distressing event. For example loud firework going off and soldier hitting the deck. The soldier is hyper-vigilant to sudden loud bangs. Hyper-vigilance to threat can include conscious and unconscious memories ; These can be triggered by smells, places, people, music or…
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