Release Trapped Emotions & False Beliefs Held Within Your Mind-Body Complex
Your emotional patterns consist of the feelings you experience such as joy, peace, anxiety and/or depression while your mental patterns encapsulate the core beliefs and perceptions you have about yourself and others.
Most of the time these beliefs are actually unconscious in nature where you are completely unaware of them. They function as subconscious programs that are always running in the background of your mind and influencing how you feel and behave.
It has been shown that our brains make decisions and take action before we are consciously aware of them. This means that it is primarily your unconscious self that is directing your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Furthermore, these perceptions can be connected to the physical pain patterns you may be experiencing.
An example of one of the most common and problematic self-limiting subconscious perceptions we find in chronic pain patterns is the underlying belief “I am not safe.”
Bessel van der Kolk explains in his book, “The Body Keeps the Score,” how trauma can negatively impact how you sense and perceive your physical body. Basically, with trauma, you can lose your connection with your body along with a distorted representation of it in your mind.
This can result in not having a true sense of where you are in space, your relationship with yourself and others. You can become “ungrounded.”
This phenomenon is supported within Physical Therapy’s evidence-based “Pain Science” paradigm where research has shown how the brain can become overly sensitized to pain (referred to as central sensitization) with accompanying changes in the cortex that relate to how you perceive your body.
At One 2 One, we see many patients with chronic pain where it is very common for them to have some sort of trauma in their history and exhibit a distorted sensory-motor perception of their body.
By changing your beliefs about your potential for recovery in a positive context recovery and change may be more likely to manifest. Bruce Lipton clearly supports this in his scientifically-based book, “The Biology of Belief.”
What is significant to note about Pain Science is that even though it employs techniques to reduce chronic pain by remapping the cortex and body schema perception it is primarily a conscious based learning approach when it comes to the emotional and mental domains.
Meaning, it provides a conscious rational explanation and awareness for you to understand why you may hurt and be limited in function. This insight is an important first step and component in your healing process and research certainly supports its effectiveness.
However, it may not always provide enough of a stimulus for true changes to manifest within your mind-body complex. This may be because the essence of what creates self-limiting beliefs and emotional patterns is ultimately sourced at the subconscious level and may require a different route and access point to create a true behavioral and perceptual shift.
This is why One 2 One employs a combination of conscious and subconscious based mind-body techniques such as guided imagery (Hypnotherapy), breathing, and meditation to restore appropriate perception and connection between them.
Other services we offer that access the subconscious mind-body complex to facilitate healing include energy therapies (Biofield Tuning, Craniosacral Therapy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Cold Laser, Flower Essences) and physical-based therapies such as Postural Restoration, Musgatova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration, and our various manual therapies.
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