When there is something you are not allowing yourself to feel, admit or acknowledge and we stuff the unexpressed feeling down, it becomes an energy form that stresses the body. It starts when an uncomfortable emotion doesn’t want to be felt or experienced. We ignore and bury our intolerable feelings to forget about them. This energy tenses muscles, lessens blood flow and eventually becomes illness, pain, or dis-ease. The hidden process of stuffing our emotions is called “somaticizing”. When your body is asked to hold an emotional state for too long, it begins manifesting into physical symptoms or creates an addiction to keep it at bay.