Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
-Victor E. Frankl
Is this you?
- You feel stressed and always on the go
- You are unable to stop and relax
- You feel anxious and always on alert
- You never feel rested no matter how much you sleep or are unable to sleep deeply
- You experience general tension and pain without knowing why
- You generally feel out of balance
What if you could:
- respond to stressful events with more fluidity and ease
- slow down and give your mind a rest
- rest more deeply and have more energy
- release pain and deeply-held tension
- calm your nervous system and find a new state of balance
- maintain a strong sense of wellbeing in the midst of everything.
Stress is very much part of our everyday life.
We all experience difficult relationships, challenging work situations, complex family histories.
We also live in a culture in which there is a general tendency to speed up and no time to rest. Often the activities that we call ‘relaxing’ (eg. watching TV, playing computer games, shopping, surfing the web) are in fact more stimulating. We tend to think we need to use our holidays to do the things that we are not able to do at other times and then we feel that we need to ‘recover from our holidays’.
Overall we rarely allow ourselves to ‘slow down’ and ‘pause’, and our nervous systems are in a constant state of activation. At some point or anotherthis translates into anxiety, that never stops.
The stress response
Our bodies are equipped with a very good system to meet a threat, i.e. the stress response.
Whether the threat is a real objective danger and we feel fear (e.g. we see a car coming towards us while crossing the street) or it is a perceived danger and we feel anxiety (e.g. receiving a difficult email at work, having an argument), our body responds in a very similar way, preparing us to successfully meet the threat through what we call the fight/flight response.
Short bursts of this state are healthy and can help us survive. However, persistent and chronic anxiety keeps our body in the stress response cycle and in the long term can cause emotional and physical symptoms.
Slowing down is the key to health.
Our body needs time and space to carry out its normal processes that keep us in a healthy state of balance.
Our body gives us signals to show that there is something happening that we need to pay attention to. If we don’t notice the first signals, our body will show us bigger signals that may then transform into physical and emotional discomfort and symptoms and general inability to rest and recover.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can help with stress and anxiety.
Working together we will support you to:
- interrupt the stress response cycle, whether it is activated by fear or anxiety
- slow down and relax your nervous system into a parasympathetic state in which you can rest and gradually let go of any activation.
- bring awareness to your body and learn what is needed in the moment.
- notice the signals that your body is giving you so you can pay attention before any symptoms emerge.
- access more resources inside you, so that you become more capable of dealing with whatever is coming at you with more fluidity and flexibility
- deepen into and resolve what is keeping you stuck in your stress patterns and beliefs, that may be an expression of your early history.
Contact Me for More Information or to Book Your First Session
If you feel stressed and anxious all the time and want to find a space to rest and reconnect with your body, book your first session today. You may call me at 07791 649636 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I would love to hear from you.