We define trauma as any circumstance that happens too much, too fast, and/or too soon for the nervous system to process. When that happens it enters into a fight-or-flight state, and shuts down the processing of that energy, to protect you. That unprocessed energy gets buried in the body. The body however, continues to find a way to process it. As we don’t have many healthy ways to do that in the modern day, that energy becomes suppressed, repressed and eventually depressed energy. This causes dis-ease, and many times shows up as a cyclical pattern in a person’s actions, thoughts, and feelings which minimize their experience of their own expansiveness.