Now could be the opportunity you have been waiting for, the time to focus on your health and wellbeing and that of the broader community. The time to ensure you are in a state of balance and fully resourced to support those who need you. Stress manifests with many forms and symptoms and is a natural part of life. Some stress is created and reinforced leading to states of panic and high anxiety. We are all concerned right now, we are acutely aware of everything rapidly changing and many of us are in shock. It’s important that we acknowledge and allow the feelings that we are experiencing, we can also use tools to regulate and to support us to be in a state where we can make informed choices and take action, rather than feeling like the world is falling in on top of us.
I offer resourcing sessions via video call (and in person for those who are not self-isolating), that are tailored to your needs and that give you skills and resources to use at any time you need them. I have a range of tried and tested tools to support you including meditation, visualization, yoga, movement, Wayapa Wuurrk (Indigenous Earth Mindfulness), craniosacral therapy and grounding techniques.
Hi, please enjoy this short meditation to invite awareness and connection to the earth, your body and clarity. Great in this time of overwhelm, just find a comfortable position anywhere and enjoy here.
The leading trauma psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk author of the best selling non-fiction book - 'The Body keeps the Score' recommends craniosacral therapy - "And for my patients, I always recommend that they see somebody who helps them to really feel into their body, experience their body, open up to their bodies. And I refer people always to craniosacral work or Feldenkrais, I think those are all very important components about becoming a healthy person."
There's a lot of talk in various circles about being in the body, being embodied, listening to your body etc, largely in the field of trauma work and modalities like modern day yoga. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is at its foundation, an embodiment therapy and incredibly trauma aware. When we have a session, we are meeting your body - from the tissues, to the cells, to the spaces, to the core, in the present moment, in a safe, resourced way and supporting you, as the client, to be in your body by feeling it on a sensory level.
Feeling is very different to thinking and is not the same as emotional feelings. Feeling is about directing our attention to our physiological body and noticing what is there in the present moment without judgement or analysis. As soon as we judge or analyse, we are not feeling and sensing, we are thinking and we cannot be in the body, aware of the body at the same time we are thinking about it. It is like taking a video of a gig, you're there taking the video, but are you really watching the gig? No, you are taking a video and watching through the video. A minor distinction that is very important. The reason being, when we feel what is actually going on on a sensory level in our body, and we feel safe enough to feel that because we're supported to find resources that enable us to have that sensory experience of safety, the part of us that has been held in tension can relax and then, this information feeds back to our cognitive brain that actually it doesn't need to hold tension in that area any longer. This then allows the trauma (tension) to release and then we have access to parts of ourself that have been shut down. Explaining is one thing, its best to book in for a session and you can feel it for yourself.