All of these terms share several things in common with how they affect the body. Unless processed and complete, they put the body in a state of perpetual fight/flight. Which is in essence a heightened state of anxiety in order to protect the self. The drawback of being in this state constantly is that it begins to feel like your natural default state; and you can feel like something is off or wrong when you are not in it. Imagine that, feeling like something is wrong during the fleeting moments where everything is right…
The key to reversing this state of being lyes in going deep into the grief, trauma, PTSD, or emotional and psychological stress that has gripped you for so long. Rather than being numb to it all and resting in the state of protection, letting your guard down and surrendering to all the underlying causes of your fight/flight operating system. Feeling deeply into it all, internally dialoguing with it, welcoming it rather than wishing it would go away. As undesirable as this might sound, it is your never-ending-always-present access to releasing those things that hold you back.
Sometimes you have to push into the barrier of the physical issues that have manifested as an indirect result of held grief, trauma, PTSD, and emotional/psychological stress… The depth to which you are willing to feel into them isn’t as important as simply being willing to feel into them. Once you find safety in this once unknown and uncomfortable pain barrier you can begin to let go, to surrender to what is. You’ll know when you have done so, because in whatever individual way your body needs to release something it will without hesitation; it lies entirely in your own willingness to turn the controlling mind off and allow your body to do what it innately knows it needs.
You might experience a burst of emotion, muscle spasms, shaking, coughing, nervousness or anxiety, all the above or some combination of these things… it varies by the individual and also by the specific issues your body is ready to deal with at the time. This process does not present you with a table of contents and an order of operations, and that is all part of the surrendering process.