”The most essential aspect of healing

is learning to fully inhabit our inner sense of self 

not only emotionally and psychological but bodily as well,

as they are inseparable from one another.

Some of the best therapy is largely non-verbal”.

Bessel van der Kolk 

MD, ​Founder of the Trauma Centre

 Author of The Body Keeps the Score

Stress, Anxiety

& Depression

When we are stressed, part of our nervous system is activated into a 'fight, flight or freeze' state.  Stress hormones are released that affect heart rate, breathing, digestion, as well as emotional and mental wellbeing, which over time can lead to anxiety, depression or other health conditions.

 

With Somatic-based techniques, I support the body to 'reset' this activated nervous system response and facilitate adjustment back to a calmer, balanced state so the body can gently release any underlying stress, tension and emotional patterns that lie deeply stored within the body. 

 

The following conditions in particular can benefit from treatment sessions:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Sleeping difficulties

  • Easily annoyed, irritable

  • Feeling ‘stuck’ in life, lack of direction/motivation

  • Low energy

  • Foggy thinking

  • Low self esteem

  • Juggling work/life/family balance

  • Work performance pressure, stress, burnout, redundancy, financial stress

  • Relationship challenges

  • Loss, unresolved grief

  • Stress-related physical problems: tinnitus, panic attacks, unable to fully relax etc

 

"When you say, "I have a sad heart" then you literally have a sad heart. If we looked inside your heart, we would find it affected by molecules that cause stress and damage, such as excessive amounts of adrenaline and cortisol."

Dr Deekak Chopra

 
 

Health Conditions

Your nervous system is the overarching control system of the body. When its function is compromised, other aspects of the body are also affected including the immune system, digestive system, endocrine system and metabolic processes.   Left untreated, this can lead to a reduced level of mind-body wellbeing, pain and illness.

 

The following conditions can benefit from treatment sessions:

  • Management of pain

  • Asthma

  • Tinnitus

  • Cancer - easing of treatment side effects & stress, resourcing

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • General tiredness, exhaustion

  • Post-op recovery

  • Migraines/headaches

  • Stroke

  • ME, MS

  • Fibromyalgia

A series of treatment sessions can help increase the level of health and vitality in your body, so that it can more effectively repair and restore itself during times of ill health.

Injuries

Somatic treatment sessions offer a safe way to treat physical trauma especially when combined with emotional trauma.  Unlike other manipulative body modalities, there is no risk of making the injury worse during sessions with Somatic & Cranio Sacral Therapy.

Medical Doctor - Chris Centeno, M.D. is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics about new research showing the benefits of Cranio Sacral Therapy for injuries. Click here for article

  

My specialty area is treating injuries associated with trauma, including:

  • Car accidents

  • Post-concussion syndrome, head injuries

  • Fall injuries/trauma

  • Neck pain/injuries

  • Shoulder, back pain or tension

  • Jaw tension/pain, TMJ, teeth grinding

  • Sciatica, nerve pain

  • Chronic, ongoing, unresolved injury pain and discomfort

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