Our brains are complex, beautiful places, and it’s easy to understand how a blow to the head can cause problems in the whole body. What is a little more hidden is how different parts of the mind can set up unconscious patterns that work temporarily to protect you but often become habitual problems.
My husband and I have a standing joke about our cat Pandora: Once is a pattern! It's also true for my own well intended sense of self protection. Now when I experience a questionable sensation in my body, I call on my inner detective rather than stressing out. Once you go into the stress response, you have turned off your self healing abilities. Being curious buys you precious time before being hijacked by anxiety.
The logical mind can serve you well, though if it spends time reminding you of past trauma, you will have trouble moving forward. I offer the Sacred Flow meditations with all CranioSacral Therapy in my Zero Gravity Chair to help move your thinking to a place where emotional intelligence can come into play more. The skill developed in Sacred Flow serves to move your mental processes to the heart center while opening the emotional intelligence centers in the brain. The goal is to quiet fear, worry, and anxiousness, none of which help with healing (though they are important tools for survival).
It is possible to shift the mind’s landing place. Working daily with the tools of Sacred Flow helps shift unconscious patterns and allow your body to do its healing free of the mind’s preconceptions.