Hm. Interesting. I searched for the root contemplat in Workflow Mastery and didn’t find it. Nonetheless, it is a very contemplative process in that he thinks in detail about not only the process of working, but the peripheral things that can aid or impede the work process. For example, ones work environment and how it affects our ability to work, our intentions and how they affect our work. Also how to curate both environment and intention, etc.
I recommend (as he does) by starting with Being Productive.
I’m not sure how the body would store trauma. Certainly it can be affected by trauma (my own body is testament to that) in the form of injury, damage to physiological processes, etc. As far as storing trauma, I don’t know that there is a mechanism, nor how that whole process would work. Cognitive processes can and do affect the body, of course, such as feeling homesick as one example.
As far as overriding cognitive processes, emotional and psychological loops, not aware of that either. Certainly the body releases hormones that affect the brain, but it sounds like you’re ascribing some higher-level processing and perhaps cognition to the body. The most intelligent (if you will) part of the non-CNS body is the enteric nervous system that is responsible for digestion. It is sophisticated enough to continue digestive processes even if it is removed from the body and sustained with a blood supply. Its efficiency is reduced, but still very awe inspiring.
I’m happy to be proven wrong on any of the above