Its not easy to accept the notion of muscular tensions as the primary source of all our mental anguish? The powerful unconsious stimulation of approach & avoidance muscular postures.
Understanding that such approach & avoidance responses apply just as much to our internal enviroment as our external circumstances, allows better awareness of this primary stimulation.
Take the thought of an unconscious animal nature a step further and insensitive responses to the traumatized come into view?
Try relaxing the muscles of your face, your tongue, the tensions of the jaw & around the eyes & be aware of spontaneous shifts in the depth of breathe. As the your focus turns to awareness of body sensations, the grip of intense dissociation eases within the mind & as the muscular system relaxes the minds activity follows?
This is how I manage the excitement phase of coming up & out of myself & away from fearful traumatized withdrawal, which doctors may call mania, paranoia or many other symptoms of so-called mental illness.