The Model and trauma/physical responses


I have been thinking a lot about how trauma and physical responses to things fit into the model. I understand that our past cannot hurt us in the present moment, only our thoughts about the past have the power to do that. But what about things that cause a physical reaction in us due to what we have been through in the past? If they could be “thought away” so to speak, then PTSD and other issues related to trauma wouldn’t be as big of an issue? I understand that we don’t have to feel good about our pasts and we can choose to be sad about it and so on. But in my mind, a feeling and a physical response are two separate things.

I’d love some more insight on this topic! I find it very interesting!