Body/Mind Connection

The connection between body and mind is a truth that is being recognised more and more, for example through the field of psychoneuroimmunology.

So, what does this mean in terms of finding effective ways of dealing with any issues you are experiencing?

Talk therapies are great for gaining insight into a problem. However, they are not always effective at actually creating change. This is because they do not address how memories are stored and created, and how your body responds to triggers that echo experiences you have had in the past.

There are now many different therapies and techniques which do acknowledge these. Examples include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming), EFT (Tapping), Matrix Reimprinting, Somatic Experiencing, Hypnotherapy and Havening Techniques. However, there are other therapies and techniques which also take a broader perspective on bringing your bodily senses and creativity into the therapeutic work, such as art therapy, music therapy, breathing techniques, mindfulness and more.

All of these can be included in the umbrella term: psychosensory therapies.

It's a great idea to bring some kind of psychosensory therapy into your healing journey. Exactly which type/s will depend on where your individual preferences and interests lie.

I am trained in numerous of these, and can guide you to find the best path for yourself.

So, whether you are interested in EFT (Tapping), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming), Hypnotherapy, Matrix Reimprinting or Havening, or if you want to bring art, music, mindfulness and breathwork into play, why not consider contacting me?


Diving Deeper

There are two kinds of trauma: Big T traumas such as suicide, serious injury, abuse, war, natural disasters of any kind, or any other ACE (adverse childhood event); and small t traumas, which are less 'life-threatening', but which still overwhelm your ability to cope calmly, such as divorce, belittling talk, bullying, and financial and legal worries.

When either kind of trauma happens, your mind stores the memory in your amygdala, rather than the prefrontal cortex. This is done so that your brain can be 'on the look out' for similar situations, to protect you. However, it can lead to you responding to situations which are not really 'dangerous'.

This is the case with phobias and anxiety, but also when you are constantly on tenterhooks, feeling low self-esteem and/or easily triggered into fight-flight-freeze behaviours. When you find it hard to relax, or to stop being stressed, or perhaps have frequent physical symptoms or chronic issues.

Psychosensory therapies are wonderful at resolving these kinds of problems, leaving you to move on with your life in a calmer, more joyful and healthier way.