Maynard, I think you are referring to body memory.
I have read some good articles on it, and it makes sense.
It said something like, when trauma happens in childhood, then the mind cannot conceivably store all of the emotions that they go through, so it is stored in parts of the body.
It can also lead to memory loss of past events, as they cannot be recalled from the body, or released. It makes a lot of sense to me, but people are working in different projects, like art and dance therapy, and body touching, or massage.
The mind chattering or how you call it, annoys me too, its never far away from my mind 24/7.
Meditation can really help, but the underlying part is still there.
hope it helps,
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