Learning to listen to one's body is not an easy task. The body releases constant signals – of health or illness – not only physical, but also psychological. Just as fever is an alarm indicator of a possible virus, diseases and pains can be a warning that there is something to resolve within us.
The body and mind are closely related, they communicate through sensations. These inform us of the biological and psychological needs that are not being met. Subsequently, the mind will send signals to the body so that it finds solutions to these deficiencies.
It is a process known in Medicine as a psychosomatic phenomenon: when what causes physical symptoms is not a disease, but an emotional disorder.
From the bodily point of view, it is not difficult for us to understand this logical relationship. We all know that when something feels bad, our body looks for alternatives to survive. For example, if we have little oxygen, our body will make more red blood cells and so they can carry more oxygen, so that we can preserve life.
But nevertheless, When it comes to pains caused by psychological conflicts that manifest in the body, it is not easy for us to identify the true root of the problem. However, many times our body "warns us" that something is not right in our soul.
We are an integral unit formed by head, Heart, soul and body. All of it interact with each other. The body is the way the mind and soul use to express what is in the heart.
If the needs we have are based on an affective lack, the body will shout what the mouth is silent. Therefore, some diseases, when a purely physical cause is not found, may be talking about a inattention emotionally
If every time we have a symptom we wonder what emotional cause is hidden behind, we could go to the real origin, and not to alleviate the symptom in the short term. What makes that part of your body hurt? What causes that tension?
When we do not manage in a healthy way what happens to us, emotions take control (we are sad, we feel anger …). We anesthetize that by quieting our minds through evasive behaviors (television, substances, addictive behaviors …). And that's when the body gets sick and sends signals (reduced immune system defenses, headaches, stomach aches, etc.).
Three factors to consider before possible somatizations of unresolved emotions:
1. Observe what pains and symptoms you have been feeling for a long time without apparent cause. To get to this, we must always consult a specialist doctor first to rule out any disease.
2. Analyze and express the wounds you have suffered in your life. So you can discover what emotional states are in conflict within you. Everything that you do not verbalize, is somatized in the form of illness or disproportionate behaviors (aggressiveness, fears …).
3. Check if there is something you have not forgiven. Grudge is one of the emotions that causes the most harm to the person who feels it, and never fixes the original problem.