When we are faced with an illness or a simple symptom of pain, we should consider the disorder not as a temporary disorder that influences our state of health, but as a signal of discomfort caused by causes of different origins and often very distant from the point where they manifest themselves.

This signal is expressed with an implicit and symbolic language, which must be interpreted by acquiring knowledge with holistic and psychosomatic techniques.

In holistic awareness it is stated to willingly accept a painful symptom, because it constitutes a useful and important alarm bell relating to a much more serious problem, which will soon manifest itself.

Returning to this implicit language, it is necessary to define that it comes from our unconscious, and it is necessary to gradually learn to translate it, or rather to understand it.

To translate it we need to be aware that our body is not just a physical set of organs and tissues, but a complex mix of memories, emotions and energetic perceptions, which in turn connect to the organs and tissues.

Bodily memories are divided into explicit and implicit; the latter include certain automatisms, habits, acquired skills, routine gestures that we implement unconsciously and are based on implicit emotional and sensorial experiences.

In Neuropsychology, the close link between memories and emotions has been studied in depth, at a functional level by the numerous interconnections in the brain between information processing areas and areas relating to emotions.

Emotions and memory are therefore strongly connected and not only in the central brain structures, but also in the peripheral ones; in particular, different memories are preserved throughout the body through the connective tissue.

There are frequently sensorimotor and emotional aspects connected to life experiences we have lived, such as shock, trauma, abuse, etc., which have remained memorized by our body, but not completely and effectively expressed.

Holistic operators know these processes perfectly, as by practicing some stretches or contacting some parts of the recipient’s body, they awaken and express sensorial and emotional memories which the recipient would otherwise not have been able to access.

Certain bodily memories that have not expressed themselves completely derive from a temporary inability at the time of the experience to face and process it.

Therefore the physical activation that was supposed to cope with it remains stuck in a state of quiescence, until an event, a similar life circumstance currently re-proposes the experience of that time, which has never been elaborated or transformed.

It is precisely by voluntarily triggering, even with a simple contact, the old event or trauma, that the recipient re-contacts his own emotional experience and the related block, to continue the processing that had been “frozen” and finish the work.

Applying this process also eliminates the close physical connection related to the trauma, so it will be unlikely that the same physical disorder will recur.

According to psychotherapist Dr. Peter Levine, the trauma is not in the event but in our nervous system, which is much more complex and much more connected with the connective tissue than we think; therefore the trauma can be located in any part of the body .

It is of fundamental importance to help people reconnect with those experiences in a safe and gradual way, in order to feel them and let them flow into the present.

Very often at the basis of certain symptoms or illnesses of psychosomatic people, there are traumatic experiences, sometimes of well-defined life events, but more often of social or work situations and dysfunctional relational experiences that are more generalized and extended in times and ways.

The task of the holistic operator is precisely this, to investigate and untie these knots at the basis of psycho-physical suffering, through the sensitive and empathetic contact of one’s hands.