Lesson 2: (The Biological shock or) The bioshock

We are constantly coming up against situations which destabilize us and shake our physical and emotional integrity.

These situations are balanced biologically by our body. The easiest example to understand is: when we are cold, we start shivering in order to raise the temperature of our organism. However, we do not do it consciously.

But, just like the cold affects us, other situations too produce such a high intensity of stress that our body cannot manage them at that moment.

Those moments are perceived as dangers by our brain and, in order to deal with them and ensure our survival, the brain activates a biological survival mechanism. Stressful events like this are called bioshocks.

Bioshocks produce a very high energy charge which needs an outlet, a way of expression to release it through our body. Every build-up of unexpressed emotional stress is kept in the body’s memory until the potential energy can be discharged.

Bioshocks are unpredictable. When they happen, our biology switches itself on alert, activating the Sympathetic Nervous System, that will release catecholamines (like adrenaline or noradrenaline), and the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis will be activated. This axis is in charge of regulating and maintaining the balance of the levels of pituitary hormones, which coordinate other functions like the changes to adjust to stress. That is, our body springs into action to come up with an adaptative biological solution to a stressful situation.

As the intensity of the shock or the duration of the exposure to the stressful situation increases, the “conflict mass” in turn will increase.

Actively listening to our bodily feelings will release the emotional stress pent up at the moment of the bioshock and all the conflict mass built up.

Next Ángeles Wolder will tell us how to identify the origin of any symptom or illness, known in Biological Decoding as the bioshock.

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