In today’s world, stress is a challenge and more the norm than the exception. Worry can show up for what seems like no reason. Waking up tense, spending the day tense and going to bed tense does not allow the body time to relax. That is a problem. The body heals and restores itself in the parasympathetic mode, “rest & repair”.
There are usually three causes for balance in the body: physical stress, nutritional stress and emotional stress. Addressing physical and nutritional stress is important.
The body was designed to move, and it needs proper nourishment to function. The body has an immune system to help protect from disease. In my practice, I’ve come to understand that we also have what I call an emotional immune system. When there is an experience that causes fear, heartache, trauma or something else uncomfortable, the body doesn’t want to feel that again and records the memory to protect itself against similar circumstances if it ever encounters it again by remembering the surroundings and events. The emotion tied to these memories become triggers, causing the same reaction when the body is remembering what the mind has already forgotten.
It’s like when you hear a song or smell that brings back a memory that makes you smile; only, most times, a trigger only brings back the fear, panic or worry rather than the event. Your body knows you much better than you do. It also knows if a memory is brought back to the conscious mind, it could be at risk of being removed, so it stays in the subconscious where it feels comfortable and safe.
The human body has a way of remembering what the mind has forgot. It is like it has a built in emotional immune system designed to keep us safe from the things we do not want to experience, like: heartache, shame, guilt, etc. These are the things that we really don’t want to fill our mind. They tend to cause misery rather than bliss. That “gut” feeling shows up to guide you away from the things you don’t want to experience to focus on the present for you to live in the moment.
It sounds perfect… and it really is, until your current moment is filled with fear, pain, stress, worry, grief, heartache, etc. without any obvious explanation for it other than your body is remembering what you have long forgotten, or it is hell bent on sticking on a heartbreaking memory that you just can’t seem to move past.
Finding a cure is easier if you know the cause. It is easier said than done when you have no idea the cause.
Appointment time: 60 minutes
It is common for me to hear clients say:
“I’ve gone through all of the tests, and they show nothing”!
I was 37 before I discovered that emotional pain can cause physical distress and I’m aware of how frustrating that experience is. I highly recommend doing everything you can to get a confirmed diagnosis from some sort of medical equipment. Being diagnosed with “I think it is” or “I don’t know” is not good enough. You need to know what you are fighting. However, if you’ve been through every test and there are still no answers, I call that pain with purpose. The body can use pain to try to get your attention… if you can understand what it is trying to remind you of, so you can finally let it go, life changes… and usually not the way you expect it to.
“I’ve been in counselling for years and I don’t feel better”.
How do you talk about something you can’t remember? Finding the source of the problem, rather than battling the symptom, is important in the healing journey.
“It’s impossible, I’ll never feel better”.
Looking to find answers by doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting a different result, is indeed impossible. If what you are doing isn’t working, it’s time to try to expand the options to try something new. It is possible to turn “impossible” into “I’m possible”.
Emotional Detox Reflexology sessions have been designed to detect the emotion or limiting belief that the body is holding onto without needing the memory that your body is really holding onto in advance. These sessions do not diagnose conditions, but rather give insight to thoughts that can influence dis-ease in the body and cement reactions into the negative rather than the positive, letting them be understood and released in a safe environment to bring in more peace and let go of emotional pain.