sometimes our physical and mental body is not capable of processing traumatic experiences as they are occurring, in a sense that-- when we are repeatedly placed in a situation that is harmful, or we are left in an environment that continuously harms our psyche -- the mind and soul respond by protecting the energetic space in a manner where emotional responses are blocked. we cannot appropriately respond to the trauma we are exposed to, as we are being exposed to it. the system is functioning on a 'default emergency mode" (kind of how a computer does after a system crash and it asks you if you would like to restore the previous desktop), as the body is in a state of shock. the mental and physical body remain in a state of shock until the environment ceases to exist-- until then, the chaotic energy becomes norm. a state of homeostasis is created. the individual is placed in a state of learned helplessness but without being aware. the psyche is only thinking: 'survival,' as when the body is in persistent chaos-- the ability to process 'escape' is non-existent (hence: learned helplessness). it is not until the individual is removed from the situation or one gains awareness, but from an outsider's perspective-- that realization of one's devastating exposure occurs, and what usually accompanies this response is an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. this is how you know that trauma has affected your energetic space. another response is to not respond. catatonia.
regardless, the energetic cells remember everything.
the information will always be recorded.
this is the nature of dissociation.