Scheduling in May
Another cool thing is how it becomes easier to be with pain. My acupuncturist noted how settled and calm I was as she was working with an area that's historically been very guarded and tense. I felt the intensity of the needles in the tight, tender areas, but I could be with the sensation without tensing up. Basically, working with Craniosacral Therapy has reduced the amount of fear I experience. Combined with the other modalities - massage, Polarity Therapy and techniques I've learned in my new Verbal Skills training (more on that later) - this work has a profound way of helping your system remember how to heal itself, how to return to the way it was "designed" to work. Our bodies have the remarkable ability to heal themselves. We just need to give assistance to help the nervous system settle (that aspect that goes bonkers when we're stressed, anxious, depressed, fearful, angry, etc.), so the rest of the body can do what's needed. The more we settle into that peaceful state and really be present with it, getting a felt sense what is happening on the more subtle level in the body, the more capacity we will have to experience pain without fear.