Pay Attention To Your Attitude

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In August it's time to commune with the sun. Being at the ocean calms me as the tide's moving out. My exhale entrains with gulls swooping down toward the waves. Penetrating golden light is everywhere. My gaze follows the rise and fall of each wave absorbing the sun's healing light flowing into my cells.

The sun calls to me to listen to my body. The small voice within says "Healing is believing in your success."

Often chronic symptoms seem overwhelming. The greatest challenge I've had to overcome has been my own limiting beliefs. When I realized that healing is a practice that freed up energy to be easy on myself and do what I can.

With this reminder I scan my body. I am led to a place in my body where "yes" lives and where "no" lives. Both feel real and true... and I can choose. Being in choice is taking back your power.

Healing does not mean your body will be free from illness. Even when your body is suffering, you have the ability to intend to heal.

You have the strength to let go of what no longer serves you. Give up any habits that keep you bound in fear or worry. Your attitude towards yourself can give you energy for healing and your freedom.

   
   


What Does Healing Mean For You?

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For me healing means supporting your body-mind to be whole and vital. CranioSacral healing provides an environment for being in relationship with your whole self. Begin by creating space for yourself to be right where you are. It's uncomfortable, sometimes messy, and never predictable.

 

It's human nature to want your symptoms to go away. Remember your mind plays an important role. Your mind can either reject your body through analyzing WHY or WORRYING about the future. Staying in your head is spinning in circles. 


Remember you always can choose connection with your body through acceptance. Begin where you are. Your body always tells the truth.

EXERCISE :: Bring your awareness to your body. Breathe. Feel your body's sensations. Listen to your body. What do you notice when you are "in" your head? What do you notice when you are "in" your body?

   
   


Your Boundaries Impact Your Health

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your boundaries are dynamic as you navigate your daily interactions

Boundaries impact your vitality, health, and healing. Your health and your boundaries reinforce one another with centering. Can you sense when you are "in" or "out" of your body?  When you are stressed out, worried, or anxious-- you are not centered. 
EXERCISE Bring your awareness to yourself and your body. Breathe. What do you notice with your body? Do you feel in or out?

fixing is repairing a broken mechanical object

It's normal to want an annoying symptom to go away and be permanently fixed. Healing is empowering. Begin listening to your body. Re-evaluating your choices and accepting your wholeness is possible.
EXERCISE Can you honor yourself? Can you bring unconditional love and acceptance to your body?

healing is being in relationship with your body

 Craniosacral Therapy provides "an environment for healing" rather than fixing symptoms. When you choose to lean into your symptom you are honoring yourself as you are. 
EXERCISE Right now lean into your present experience welcoming your symptom with kindness. Can you notice a healing environment?

compassion is the positive thoughts and feelings that encourage hope, courage, strength and peace

Developing these elements of compassion creates strong boundaries. 
EXERCISE Reflect on your relationship with yourself. Can you find compassion for your body?

listening to your body’s truth will give you more energy for life

My favorite body healing practice is a body scan for centering. When you are centered you can access the intelligence of your mind, heart and body. 
EXERCISE Begin scanning your body slowly from your head down to your feet. Breathe. What physical sensations do you notice? what emotions arise? what are the quality of your thoughts?
 

   
   


Detoxing Medications with CranioSacral Therapy

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CranioSacral Therapy, CST, supports the brain and body to detox medication side effects. Recently I have seen an increase in clients seeking CST after the necessary use of medication for acute symptoms, pain, surgery as well as tapering off anti depressants.

I treat clients that are highly sensitive to pharmaceuticals. The stress of new symptoms is further compromised by a reaction to medication.  Now clients are experiencing a double inflammatory state while fearing the side effects as well as the loss of function.

Stress switches off the body's natural self repair capabilities. Returning to balance ASAP is important in healing unwanted symptoms.

CST is excellent for highly sensitive people experiencing medication allergies. An allergy is a form of chemical assault similar to physically induced trauma. The nervous system locks down in response to stress. When the system is traumatized inflammation increases and the detox pathways are blocked preventing the release of toxins.

Client Stories
During a health crisis one client was prescribed prednisone for eye symptoms. Sensitivity to this medication resulted in dramatic mood changes, personality changes, vertigo and no significant improvements in her symptoms. CST helped reset her nervous system, clear trauma, and improve physical alignment relieving pressure on her eye.

Another client's anti depressant side effects exacerbated her TMJ symptoms of muscular contractions and extreme pain. Once the drug was tapered off her physical body returned to balance.

A post surgery client sought CST to help her brain detox from opioids in order to regain her mental capacity to work. She experienced brain fog, difficulty focusing, inability to make decisions, and lack of sleep. In the first CST session it was evident she had experienced a toxic brain assault. 

All three clients experienced toxic overload. CST helped reset their nervous systems improving circulation and opening the brain's detox pathways called the glymphatic system. Each individual's body required CST support to improve physical alignment enhancing the brain's cleansing system and vitality.

   
   


Breathe With Kindness

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As the fog lifts breathe deeply letting the light lift your heart.

Be gentle with yourself while you notice your breath rise and rest.

Your breath awakens the moving intelligence within your body.  
 
Notice life unfolding today as kindness.