Tension and Trauma – The Hidden Costs: What You Need to Know

Mar 6, 2023

Tension and Trauma at what Price?

Tension and trauma can take a toll on our mental, physical and emotional well-being. While the effects of these conditions are often obvious, it is the hidden costs that can cause the most damage. Understanding these hidden costs is crucial to take the necessary steps to prevent them.

The Mental Toll

The mental toll of tension and trauma can be significant. When we experience these conditions, our bodies are flooded with stress hormones, causing us to feel overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. This can have a lasting impact on our mental health and can increase the risk of developing conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Additionally, tension and trauma can cause us to feel more isolated and disconnected from those around us. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and a sense of hopelessness, which can further exacerbate the impact of these conditions on our mental health.

The Physical Effects

The physical effects of tension and trauma can also be significant. When we experience these conditions, our bodies go into a state of high alert, which can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, digestive issues, and trouble sleeping.

Furthermore, long-term exposure to stress and trauma can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These conditions can have a significant impact on our quality of life and can lead to further complications and health problems down the road.

The Financial Cost

The financial cost of tension and trauma can also be significant. When we experience these conditions, we may be forced to take time off work or reduce our work hours, which can result in a loss of income. Additionally, medical expenses, such as therapy and medication, can add up quickly, leading to financial strain and debt.

Moreover, tension and trauma can also impact our ability to earn a living. When we are struggling with these conditions, our productivity and focus may be reduced, causing us to perform poorly at work and potentially leading to unemployment or a reduction in job opportunities.

Preventing Tension and Trauma

You cannot actually prevent trauma.  However, what you can do is reduce the impact. Fortunately, some steps can be taken to prevent the hidden costs of tension and trauma. These steps include:

  • Practicing stress-reducing techniques, such as deep breathing, exercise, and mindfulness
  • Seeking support from friends, family, or a mental health professional
  • Making lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet and getting adequate sleep
  • Engaging in activities that bring joy and fulfilment, such as hobbies and volunteering

By taking these steps, we can reduce our risk of experiencing tension and trauma and minimize the hidden costs associated with these conditions.

Release the Tension and Heal from Trauma

No matter what you do to deal with the tension from trauma, it is stored in your body’s muscle memory.  To completely heal, you need to release the tension.  That is what TRE UK ® can teach you. The Total Release Experience® Programme is a lift tool and a tool for life.  Master your well-being and learn to Release the tension and discover FREEDOM from physical, mental and emotional pain.  Why not Contact Us, and we can share how we can best support you on your healing journey?



In conclusion, it is crucial to understand the hidden costs of tension and trauma in order to take the necessary steps to prevent them. By taking a proactive approach, we can reduce our risk of experiencing these.