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People are prone to losing control. All of it, whatever it is, comes gurgling up to a boiling point and seems to explode in every way possible. Their ability to regulate their emotions, make sense of their feelings, and process what they are going through in a healthy way disappears. Losing control is exactly how it is spelled out. When we lose control, we lose control of our mind and our body. For one brief moment or series of moments, we feel like we have no power over our thoughts, our feelings, our bodies, or our ability to control any part of our experience. Something in our system, somewhere between input and output, there is a malfunction. Our nervous system is experiencing a glitch and we have to wait until the glitch works itself out before we can regain control again.

We can feel like we’re losing control when our emotions boil over. Many people who experience trauma in their lives experience difficulty acknowledging, identifying, and processing their emotions. As a result, they tend to bottle up their emotions by suppressing or denying them. Emotions are energy. Feelings are chemical processes in our brains. Unfortunately, when emotions and feelings come up and we stuff them down, they don’t just disappear. Those chemical processes need to have a follow through and complete their pattern. That energy has to go somewhere, expel in some way, and be transformed. Eastern medicinal practices teach us that our emotional energy gets stored within our body. If we don’t release our emotions, they get stopped up in our muscles, our joints, our immune system, and our energy channels. We eventually reach a tipping point and we lose control of our ability to suppress our emotions. We haven’t allowed ourselves to feel fully or learn how to manage feeling fully. Once our feelings start coming out, they come out in an unmanageable way, adding to the feeling of losing control.

Losing control might happen when we are triggered by something which reminds our mind or our body of our trauma. Trauma affects the way our nervous system functions by over stimulating the sympathetic nervous system. Depending on the details of our trauma, any kind of sensory input like sights, smells, sounds, touches, or tastes, could trigger the panic and fear still programmed into the nervous system. Many people report that when their symptoms of trauma are triggered, it feels like they are losing control. Anxiety, panic, depression, and many other mental health related conditions can all be triggered by trauma.

Thankfully, there are ways to gain back control of your life, your mind, your body, and your spirit. A long term residential treatment program can help you work through your trauma and heal. The Guest House Ocala offers concierge style custom treatment programs for trauma, addictions, and related mental health issues. Our sprawling estate and comfortable home provide the care and comfort you need to grow. You are not alone. Call us today for information: 1-855-483-7800