Everyone feels stress and anxious feelings at certain times. In fact, stress is necessary for life. You need stress to fuel your creativity and learning. Stress is only harmful when it becomes overwhelming and interrupts the healthy state of equilibrium that your nervous system needs to remain in balance.
For most people, these feelings are normal and pass in a few minutes or hours. A major problem occurs when these feeling are overpowering or become continuous.
Commonly when a client feels a continual agitation in their body, it is because some prior incident has overwhelmed their nervous system leaving them in a continual state of “flight or fight”. In our modern culture, it may not be possible to fight or fly from the situation, so the body is stuck carrying this burdensome energy.
Common Causes of Stress
• Early childhood trauma
• Toxicity in the body
• Lack of sleep
• Brains that never shut off
• Drugs and alcohol
• Physical pain
Stress has a way of changing our relationships.
While we can’t eliminate every source of stress in our lives, we can look seriously at our relationship with stress – and decide who gets to be in control. Our own relationship with stress impacts the relationships we hold with others, as well as the relationship we hold with ourselves.
Immediate relief can often be found by using a wide array of healing foods, nutritional supplements, and emotional release techniques with craniosacral therapy. These often work better than addictive drugs and have none of the dangerous side effects. BCST also quickly determines the root cause of the problem so that it can be addressed. This allows people with anxiety to find peace and feel normal again.
Trauma, fatigue and stress temporarily create disharmony in a body and mind that is fundamentally whole. As the body and mind relax, we come back into presence allowing balance. With balance we can listen, discern, and peacefully follow our own internal guidance system moment to moment.
“As we are unbound from the past, a future abundant with new possibilities unfolds. Our ability to be in the present expands, revealing the timeless essence of the “now”. Trauma can be hell on earth; transformed, it is a divine gift.” - Peter Levine
Many therapists and counselors refer their clients for craniosacral therapy since it increases their effectiveness by optimizing their client’s physical and emotional states. Both therapies work in cooperation so that positive change can be made faster and easier.