Trauma as a Lens

You can also see traumas as lenses through which we perceive the world. Whenever we experience something traumatic, our system goes into a shock reaction. However, this shock reaction is often not fully processed but rather stored in our body. At that moment, we often draw a mental conclusion as a protective mechanism, which takes us out of our body and straight into our mind. For example, after being bitten by a dog, we may conclude that “dogs are dangerous.”

This conclusion becomes a new set point from that moment on. A new lens through which we view the world. Dogs are dangerous, so from now on, whenever we see, smell, taste, or feel something that our system associates with a dog, we experience the same shock reaction in our body as we did when we were bitten. This may not be conscious but it often happens unconsciously. Since we are so used to living in our minds, we may not notice it, but our system does, and it works on overdrive as a result. This can be “disease-causing” because it leaves no time for growth, healing, and recovery.

We can experience countless situations like this, where the energy does not find a release and keeps raging in our body or re-erupts when a situation reminds our unconscious of the past. It is not necessarily the intensity of the event itself but rather how we dealt with it at that moment and the conclusions we drew, which formed a new lens through which we interpret the world.

We can walk through the world with numerous lenses. Dogs are dangerous, relationships don’t work for me, people are untrustworthy, cars are dangerous, and so on. None of these lenses necessarily reflect reality, but they often reveal the conclusions we drew at certain moments.

Furthermore, these lenses react when we unconsciously make associations. This constant reaction exhausts our system, and we may live in a constant state of stress without being consciously aware of it.


Unprocessed traumas can create triggers and associations in our unconscious mind that affect how we perceive and react to similar situations in the present. For example, if we once experienced severe consequences due to being late for an important appointment and did not fully process that event, our unconscious system may react in a similar way whenever we have time-bound and significant appointments. We may feel rushed and stressed because the same trauma energy is being activated again, even though the current situation may not carry the same consequences.

This is called “re-experiencing” or “re-triggering” the trauma energy. Recalled Trauma. It doesn’t necessarily require a conscious memory, but rather it’s the response of our system, the neural pathways in our brain, and the reactivation of the trauma energy.

To truly heal and free ourselves from these traumatic lenses, we need to discharge and transform the energy. Simply talking about the traumas may not be enough, as it can re-activate the trauma energy. Instead, a transpersonal or body-oriented approach can help discharge and transform this energy. Also teaching de brain new pathways. This leads to healing and liberation of your essence, which may have been hidden beneath all the lenses and frozen energies.

This is my wish for You!