Emotional Root Causes of Hypothyroidism


There is always a “biological” reason why disease happens. It all starts with a “perceived” trauma, which is recorded on the brain. The type of trauma experienced will determine where on the brain it is recorded and which organ, gland or tissue is involved. This is what we are referring to when we talk about emotional root causes.
Your brain is always trying to help you to resolve these conflicts and traumas but if they are not resolved, then your body will continue to be affected until the trauma is resolved. During this conflicted phase, your tissue is either breaking down or building a mass and you will not have physical symptoms.
It’s not until we finally resolve the underlying conflict or trauma that we experience disease. Once we resolve the issue, your tissue needs to repair and this is the time you experience symptoms. When my clients are experiencing symptoms of some sort, I usually ask,”What did you just resolve?” It’s fascinating because there’s always a correlation between the physical symptoms and the resolved trauma.
Since fatigue and unpredictable energy levels are something that a lot of my clients struggle with, I thought we would address Emotional Root Causes of one of the common causes of chronic fatigue: thyroid disease.

Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Fatigue

Hypothyroidism ties to conflicts associated with Time.
It is the feeling that in the face of danger, that we need to slow down time. It reminds me of the feeling when you trip and as you are falling, time seems to move in slow motion.  This would be an example of how when we are faced with danger, we feel we need to slow down time. In this example, it’s helpful to slow down time in an effort to plan out your fall as best you can.
Or it could be that while we are living in situations of stress in which time seems to be passing too quickly and our brain tells us that  it is important to slow down time. Therefore, your thyroid which is in charge of your energy, starts to slow down because the brain is telling it to slow down in order to help you survive.
When I was a child, I always wanted to get to school early so I could help the teacher.  To my child’s mind, helping the teacher meant love, attention and acceptance. Students weren’t allowed to run to school and patrol boys would bring you into the principal’s office if you were caught running. So I found a way to race walk to school. Basically, I was hurrying to school but I was also conflicted because if I went too fast then I would get into trouble. This set me up for a conflict concerning time and it affected my thyroid.

Adrenal exhaustion also comes into play when we need to slow ourselves down in order to survive.
There are several core conflicts tied to adrenal fatigue. The ties to the feeling that you have taken the wrong path or made the wrong choice. Perhaps you married your sweetheart and then realized that they weren’t the person you thought they were and now you were on the wrong path. Your adrenal glands are responsible for your energy and cortisol production. If your brain is trying to keep you from walking further down the wrong path, it will signal your adrenals to slow down cortisol production. This slows down your energy and you experience adrenal fatigue.
There can also be a notion of losing your bearings or being displaced. Perhaps there was a loss of a home or job and many time there will be depression as well. If a person has no home, job, projects or goals then they can easily fall into depression, feelings of powerlessness and self devaluation. If you have ever broken up with someone and feel that there’s no point in waking up in the morning, you understand this all too well.


Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease tied to trauma conflicts associated with needing to gain time by slowing down time. Any autoimmune disease signifies that a notion of self destruction takes place through the family blood lines. In order to heal this, the program that the psyche is running needs to be resolved.
Here’s an example:
A mother constantly tells her daughter to wait for her sister, but she’s a fast moving child and she can’t bear to wait for her sister. So her psyche is believing that in order to be loved, the quick part of her needs to disappear. The brain’s solution is to destroy the gland responsible for her speed, which is her thyroid.
Remember, there are many nuances to each disease, and this is just a start to help you understand the core conflict(s) behind your hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue or any other illness.. Since these are nuanced to each individual, I would recommend reaching out to me if you’ve decided to explore your emotional root causes.
If you struggle with HYPERthyroidism, read my article about its emotional root causes here.