“It's important for survivors to be heard. To be understood. To be able to express yourself without fearing criticism or harsh judgement. To be validated for your pain, suffering, and loss. For others to be there for you to encourage you, especially if you're having a bad day or feeling triggered.”
―Dana Arcuri,Soul Cry: Releasing & Healing the Wounds of Trauma
Anxiety and depression are often the result of suppressed emotions trapped in our nervous system. Normally our system knows how to balance itself and dissipate the emotions that rise but if we do not have the resources to deal with them, they get stored in our body, in our fascia and in our organs.
When we are stressed, the hypothalamus, a tiny region in the base of our brain sends alarm messages to the body via a combination of nerves and hormones, to the adrenal gland found on top of the kidneys to release more hormones in order to prepare the body for action. This alarm system also communicates with the brain region that controls mood, fear and motivation. As the stress passes, the body has its own method of restoring and regulating itself. When the cause of stress is constant, it could cause long term health problems.
Ancient Eastern civilizations have long understood the way our mental and spiritual bodies are expressed through our physical nature. The interdependence between the emotional and physical body. The relationship between our mind and our gut.
In Chinese Medicine, each organ corresponds to the energy of certain emotion. and each yin organ has its yang counterpart. When there is imbalance in one organ, could cause imbalance in the other too.
Anxiety could be as a result of imbalances in different organs. When coupled with excess worry, could be as a result of spleen and stomach imbalance and could cause bloating. When coupled with holding breath or shallow breathing, could be as a result of lungs and large intestine imbalance and could cause IBS. When coupled with irritation and anger, could be as a result of liver and gall bladder imbalance and could cause nervous tension, insomnia. When coupled with heart palpitations, could be kidney and bladder imbalance due to the adrenal glands.
CranioSacral Therapy is well known as an effective and safe therapeutic support for individuals with trauma, also has been helpful to veterans, survivors of abuse or trauma of childhood. CST helps by allowing the body to rest and repair and change the ingrained emotional patterns in our nervous system. It also helps heal mental and emotional wounds and mood swings.
Distant Healing Theapy draws on all the modalities I have studied and experienced either in one to one or group settings over the years in my healing journey with profound responses.
Acupressure and Meridian Stretching helps with tension and the healthy flow of qi through the meridians and restore overall well being. Each meridian is connected to an organ, which will also benefit. Emotional balance occurs when we allow ourselves to feel whatever comes up, without feeling overwhelmed, and learn to accept our feelings without judgment.
Do reach out if you would like support in delving deep into your healing process and I will be happy to help.