In today’s world, our bodies are easily upset due to injuries, personal experiences and outside influences. Our nervous systems can become stuck in the ‘flight or fight’ responses of stress and trauma never allowing the relaxation and repair side to come on-line and allow complete healing. Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy helps to restore the whole body to a healthy balance by accessing the fluid body within us. The fluid body plays an important part in our health; fluids provide nutrition and waste removal to all cells in the body.
How does the Biodynamic CranioSacral therapist help to facilitate this balance in the body?
• Mindfulness: by helping the Nervous system to slow down with the practice of mindfulness, using present moment tools such as breathing helps to produce a balance of the body and brain. Science is suggesting the body can restore more quickly when there is deliberate mindfulness in play (1).
• Compassion and Empathy: mindfulness of breathing and heart rate reduces fear and repairs the brain and heart regions that control empathy, happiness and peacefulness. With a greater feeling of empathy and compassion, the therapist is more sensitive to each client’s unique experiences (2).
• Nature: the brain continually moves it senses out and back to the natural world, in some cases the ability to connect with our environment has been lost over time due to stress and trauma. The therapist use of a healthy attunement to the natural world can help to promote balance by focusing and un-focusing our attention to nature and back to the body. Research shows that moving our attention to nature and back can restore and rebalance the nervous system (3).
As the mindfulness techniques taught gradually to the client, they can begin to take control of their own body and mind over time. When the brain has improved integration with the body, rhythm of fluid flow is re-established and the client can feel ‘whole’ again. Wholeness of the body builds clarity and calmness in the mind.
(1) UCLA database: http://www.mindfulexperience.org/
(2) Stanford University Database: http://ccare.stanford.edu/
(3) PubMed.gov US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20702514