Some Positive effects of Craniosacral Sessions
I would like to share two very different stories of how Craniosacral Therapy can have such a positive effect with dramatic results.
Story 1: My client was recommended to see me as he had very severe tinnitus which was literally driving him mad. When he finally came to me he shared a number of complaints each seeming more complex than the other. Underlying all of his ailments was the fact that he did not seem to know how to switch off, or appreciate anything positive that was happening in his environment. He also said that he had not felt listened to.
So he signed up to a course of sessions, here is what happened. After our first session he said that he felt strange, different, and although it took a long time for him to settle, once I was using a specific craniosacral technique to support his parasympathetic nervous system, he literally stopped in mid-sentence. He then went into a deep state of relaxation, not for long but it was enough for his body to make a start.
After a number of sessions, he suddenly made a statement that was huge for him. He had been walking along the street and said that he was suddenly noticing the birds and the sun as if for the first time. And then he suddenly said that he had this realisation that for the first time he felt HAPPY!! This was a huge statement for him to make as he had been suffering from acute depression and anxiety for months!! He had such severe bouts that he was on a watch list as he had also been suicidal.
Story 2: The other situation was completely different but after one session with equally dramatic results.
This is a photo of Marco a top stylist from Lisbon Portugal. About 9 years ago I was begged by the owner of the salon where he worked to give him a cranio session. All well and good you might say but to add to the challenges Marco had a stroke three weeks previously and was recovering in hospital.
He had lost the use of his speech and the right side of his upper body making it impossible for him to grip anything with his right hand or co-ordinate anything well at all. After seeking permission from the medical staff at the hospital I was invited to give a session.
We all dream of ideal environments, this was an open ward with bright lights, noisy, nurses and doctors walking in and out constantly. Added to this I did not know Marco and he had never experienced Craniosacral therapy. So I had the added pressure of explaining what I was doing in Portuguese not only to Marco, but also any medical staff that decided to take an interest as well.
Again about halfway through the session, he suddenly did an involuntary action that earlier would have seemed impossible. He yawned and raised both arms to stretch and let out a huge sign. By the end of his first session he was able to grip a plastic bottle of water and unscrew it with his other hand, again impossible previously as he used to use side of his arm against his body.
He was in tears, we all were and although he still had many months of physio and rehabilitation. Slowly he finally got back to where he needed to be so that he could continue his career as a top stylist.
We are open and ready to help you!
We are open and ready to help you!
After months of being in and out of lockdown and unable to practice Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. It gives me great pleasure to announce that the clinic is finally ready for business and I am able to see clients.
As you can imagine there has been a lot of preparation to make sure that you feel safe and secure while onsite. So you will notice a few changes when you come for an appointment. With half an hour between clients so that everything can be cleaned down in-between each session.
I am passionate about what I do and the care given to my clients, so being able to help relieve some of the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression feels really amazing. As I see my clients re gaining control of their body’s and feeling more empowered and on top of things.
I have also noticed that more and more NHS staff, teachers and key workers are really starting to suffer and show signs of exhaustion or PTSD under the incredible stress that they have been placed under. So to help support you doing your amazing work, I would like to offer all NHS staff, Key workers and teachers I am offering a discount so that you have access to stress relief that works.
It is so important to keep stress levels down and address them so that they are kept to a manageable level, if not the body will become flooded with chemicals that will start to create a negative effect to so many functions. Causing insomnia, lowered immune system, Lack of focus, exhaustion to mention just a few. So it is extremely important to address these so that they do not start to cause some even more serious health issues.
To see some of the positive effects of having Craniosacral sessions, please go to my testimonials page where you will see some of the positive responses that I have had. For those of you that have not experienced this amazing therapy I have put a link to a short video on my home page for you to watch. It will explain a little bit more about the benefits of this therapy without all the anatomical Jargon.
Photo Bruce Mars of Unsplash
“If you light a Lantern for another it will also brighten your path”
As we face the holiday season and possibly yet another lockdown and isolation from friends and family, it is so easy to slip into a malaise or depression, and become self-centred and insular.
Things can so easily get overwhelming, and we can spin so out of control that we become overwhelmed, as our reptilian brain try’s to take over to survive.
One of the quickest ways to get out of this negative mind set, is to do something for someone else that needs help. As soon as you focus on somebody else and their needs your whole body will respond positively. It does not have to be anything extravagant or huge.
This simple act can really create an amazing healing effect as a set of chemical reactions in the body that will start to repair some of the negative effects that depression can have the body.
So what have you done this week to help somebody else that has made them smile with gratitude? What small act could you do today to really give somebody hope and brighten their path?
Emotions are an embodied phenomenon, the surge of energy you feel when adrenaline is secreted is frequently the emotion of anxiety. The connectedness and empathy you feel when oxytocin is secreted is frequently labelled joy.
If left unchecked anxiety can have devastating effects on our immune response and general health and wellbeing and can lead to chronic illnesses that become equally as bad as chronic heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
That is why it is so important to understand that you can change what is happening internally, by simply starting to focus on something else that could help another person. As you see the positive result however small it will change the chemical responses in your own body and support you as you face your own challenges.
Picture “Peace” Diane Leonard American Impressionist Artist taken from her Beach collection.
National Grief Awareness Week 2-8th December 2020
You might not have realised this but 2-8th December is National Grief Awareness Week.
The campaign this is year is “Tell Your Story” encouraging you to share your story and bust the taboo of speaking about this difficult subject. I have discovered that it is not so much what happens to us, but the response we get from others, and how we are listened to and supported immediately afterwards.
This annual event is driven by the GOOD GRIEF TRUST where you will find many helpful links that cover all community and faith groups to support your friends and colleagues who may need help.
As I mentioned in a previous blog on my website “Finding peace and Tranquillity in troubled times” to support people in overwhelm with helpful tips to deal with the current COVID crisis.
I don’t know about you but I have really appreciated receiving messages that I am getting from friends and colleagues. Don’t suffer alone, and don’t forget to call friends and family, become a good listener.
Sometimes it will be you that needs someone who’ll listen while you have a bit of a rant, or a cry, or a general wobble. Other times it will be you that is trusted to listen and be non-judgemental, and who’ll just listen and sympathise.
You can’t fix what’s going on, so just listen and give them a bit of space to rant. And if you’re OK, call your friends and check in on them. Especially if they’ve gone silent.
All too often people have to hide their emotions and just carry on, as there are no procedures in place to help them process their grief in a safe space.
There is a beautiful quote by Elizabeth Kübler Ross
“The most beautiful people we have known
Are those who have known defeat, Known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Here are some shocking statistics:
In the UK every 22 mins a parent dies to leave 112 bereaved children
85% of young people between 20-24 years old who take their own life have had a bereavement. (1)
85% of 300 universities recently surveyed do not have a bereavement policy in place. (2)
The risk factors are many as many feel isolated, loneliness, trauma PTSD and can resort to self-harm, excessive drinking, and drug abuse.
- Manchester University study (2) BBC Sounds research
For Links to find help please go to the link below where you will find some helpful links.
Photo by Matthew Ronder-Seid on Unsplash
Healthy Business, Body & Brain
Join us online on Monday 30th November from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. For everything from Corporate Health to Corporate Whealth!!
This is an incredible opportunity to network, be inspired and have fun while learning. As we are working more and more from home or in different environments it's very easy to forget to look after ourselves, or notice if our colleagues may be struggling or in distress.
This summit will give you some tools to really help you feel more on top of things, get organised and create even more space for you to do the other things that are important in your life.
I am really excited about being invited to take part in the second summit by Heather Barrie & Richard Davies from My Networking Café along with other experts.
I will be covering the effects of stress on the body and the importance of noticing when you need to do something. I will also share with you some simple hacks that can really help to get back control so that you do not end up feeling overwhelmed.
We will be covering 3 main angles
1: Tips to increase sales and control Cash Flow
With Sas Huntwood and Karen Brooks
2: Productivity hacks and Mind Hacks for people working from home.
I shall be sharing some mind tips and Ike Gluski will go through some productivity hacks.
3: Healthy Food Mindset, Nutrition & Gut
This will be covered by Jules Francis and Nathalie Sansonetti
What is a LINCS summit?
A two and half hour online event – professionally facilitated by Heather Barrie & Richard Davies.
L = LEARN and develop new skills by gaining
I = INSIGHT from resident experts
C = CONNECT with a wider audience
S = SUPPORT from the online community
What is the format?
Three lively learning presentations of 25 mins lead by two experts
Three Breakout Room sessions
You will have 10 minutes to work on a task related to each of the topics in a breakout room with fellow delegates. This is a great way to consolidate key learnings and network.
Two breaks of 5 mins after each of the first two sessions
After the three sessions, there will be opportunity for networking. We will breakout into a series of randomised Zoom breakout rooms in small groups.
So get your tickets from Eventbrite and join us On Monday 30th November at 10:00 am – 12:30
How To Stop Glasses Fogging Up When Wearing A Mask
If like me you have to use glasses, it can prove to be very frustrating when weary a mask as your glasses tend to fog up. Here is a great tip to stop this happening that is inexpensive and easy to do.
This actually can be really dangerous
As this situation can not only be inconvenient when trying to read prices on an items in a shop, or directions on a phone. It can also be very precarious and potentially dangerous, as I found out early on in June.
As when my glasses fogged up I tripped on the curb landing heavily on my right arm, resulting in a trip to A & E with a fracture to my elbow and a badly strained wrist and further suspected fracture. So I am going to pass on this simple tip that is in the Link in my first comment below. This simple Hack that really works and was originally posted by Jan Howell and her husband.