The Power of Psychosomatics: Healing Beyond Physical Symptoms

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My world changed when I was first introduced to Psychosomatic Therapy, with profound insights into how I was exhausted by having two worlds. The world where I felt I had to be a particular way to fit in, and the second world being how I felt on the inside. Two worlds create exhaustion in the body; it masks anxiety, stress, fear, and many other emotions that we don’t particularly enjoy, nor do we want to show as vulnerability or weakness. Some of these attitudes come directly from making a decision “not to be like them,” and in doing so, rejecting a very important part of ourselves.

In this blog, I will explore further the world of Psychosomatics through my Body Awareness Training, an introduction to the emotional component of illness.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding psychosomatic therapy can transform your approach to health.
  • Emotional roots are crucial in addressing physical symptoms for lasting wellness.
  • Psychosomatics, face, and body reading offer profound insights into emotional and physical health.
  • Integrating psychosomatic insights with traditional medicine enhances healing.

Healing Beyond Symptoms Understanding Emotional Causes of Physical Symptoms

When we experience physical discomfort or illness, it’s easy to focus solely on alleviating the immediate symptoms. Western medicine excels in this area, providing effective treatments for acute physical conditions. However, there’s a growing recognition that to achieve lasting wellness, we must delve into the emotional underpinnings of our ailments.

Physical symptoms often act as alarms, signalling unresolved emotional issues that need attention. Ignoring these emotional roots can lead to a cycle of persistent symptoms and the potential for additional complications from treatments that don’t address the core issues. True healing begins when we understand and address the emotional causes behind our physical conditions.

Integrating this emotional awareness with traditional medical treatments can accelerate and deepen our healing process. This holistic approach not only alleviates symptoms but transforms our overall well-being, helping us respond to life’s challenges with greater resilience.

The Role of Psychosomatics, Face, and Body Reading

Psychosomatics, along with face and body reading, offers profound tools for understanding the intricate messages our bodies convey. These practices view the physical body as a detailed reference book, filled with insights into our emotional and psychological states. By studying the body’s form and responses, practitioners can uncover deeper truths about a person’s emotional life and health.

Face Reading: Emotional Mirrors

Our faces are mirrors of our emotional history. Subtle lines, expressions, and features can reveal past experiences, unresolved conflicts, and habitual emotional responses. By interpreting these cues, practitioners can guide clients towards greater self-awareness and understanding of their emotional landscape.

Body Reading: Mapping Experiences

The body holds a map of our experiences and emotions. Posture, movement patterns, and chronic tension points can indicate how we have adapted to and internalised stress and trauma. Body reading allows for a deeper exploration of these patterns, providing valuable insights for directing a healing session.

These techniques are not just about observation—they form a roadmap for asking the right questions and guiding clients on a journey of self-discovery. By understanding the messages conveyed by the body, we can create more effective and personalized healing strategies.

Integrating Healing Approaches: A Holistic Perspective

Combining psychosomatic insights with traditional and complementary medicine creates a robust framework for healing. This integrated approach, often referred to as the healing tripod, involves:

  1. Allopathic Medicine: Addressing immediate physical symptoms and acute conditions.
  2. Complementary Therapies: Incorporating practices like acupuncture, chiropractic care, and energy work to support overall health and balance.
  3. Emotional Healing: Delving into the emotional causes of illness, facilitating profound self-discovery, and fostering lasting wellness.

Together, these approaches provide a comprehensive path to healing, recognizing that our bodies, minds, and emotions are deeply interconnected. Practitioners who embrace this holistic perspective can offer more profound and effective care, helping clients achieve true, lasting health.

Embrace Holistic Healing

Our bodies are more than just vessels for experiencing physical sensations—they are intricate maps that reflect our emotional and psychological states. By paying attention to the messages our bodies send and exploring the emotional roots of our ailments, we open the door to deeper healing and transformation.

Psychosomatics, face, and body reading are invaluable tools in this journey, providing insights that guide us towards greater self-awareness and holistic health. As we integrate these practices with traditional and complementary medicine, we create a powerful framework for healing that honours the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.


What is Psychosomatic Therapy?

Psychosomatic Therapy is a holistic approach that explores the connection between the mind and body, focusing on how emotional and psychological factors can influence physical health.

How can emotional awareness aid in healing?

Emotional awareness helps identify unresolved issues that manifest as physical symptoms. By addressing these emotional roots, we can achieve deeper and more lasting healing.

How does face reading contribute to healing?

Face reading interprets facial features and expressions to uncover past experiences and emotional patterns, guiding self-awareness and healing.

What is body reading?

Body reading examines posture, movement, and tension points to understand how stress and trauma are internalised, providing insights for personalized healing.

How does the healing tripod work?

The healing tripod integrates allopathic medicine, complementary therapies, and emotional healing. This holistic approach addresses physical symptoms, supports overall health, and uncovers emotional causes of illness.

Can Psychosomatics be combined with other medical treatments?

Yes, Psychosomatics can complement traditional medical treatments. Integrating emotional healing with traditional medicine addresses both physical symptoms and their emotional causes, leading to more comprehensive and lasting wellness.

How can I start practicing Psychosomatic Therapy?

You can begin by attending Body Awareness Training sessions, which introduce the emotional components of illness and provide tools for holistic healing.

What is Body Awareness Training?

Body Awareness Training is a practice that helps individuals become more attuned to their bodies, recognising physical sensations as indicators of emotional states and facilitating emotional healing.

Learn More about Psychosomatics

Interested in learning more? Explore Psychosomatics through my Body Awareness Training, an introduction to the emotional component of illness.

About Linda Thackray

Linda Thackray is a renowned Face Reading and Psychosomatic Therapy expert. She has been an active registered Teacher of the Psychosomatic Therapy College since 2012. With over a decade of specialised experience in this field, Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. Her background in crisis counselling, combined with her deep understanding of face and body interpretation, and human behaviour, has made her a pivotal educator and mentor in her field. Internationally recognised, she extends her knowledge through consultations, teaching, and mentoring both in Australia and globally, continually advancing the practice of psychosomatic therapy.