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What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?

Updated: Aug 19, 2023

Part 2:

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In this Part 2 of our Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) series, we will look at the many ways “stress” affects our bodies.

In our example last time, we were talking about back pain. If there has been back pain often over time - why is that? There can be some strict physical reasons like stopping exercise during the pandemic or a job change or an old car accident. Some other reasons can be things like: poor sleep due to thinking about life issues, posture carried over from hating the fact you were tall in high school, or not being in a relaxed posture at the computer at work because of constant overload! These types of examples are a little more challenging to address, which makes that back pain a little more ingrained.

One of the ways we can work with these types of stresses is with BCST. We often use the example of the body being a river. If you have a stress (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) it is akin to having a big rock in the river. The river can still flow but it has to work around the rock. Our bodies are amazing and will come up with ways to keep the river flowing, and that rock is now part of the experience. BCST can help us address the rock from underneath the surface of the river, and if it is possible to unwind that rock and move back towards the original river pattern, we will do so together!

Perhaps the practitioner notices a lot of sympathetic nervous system discharge along with the rotation pattern we discussed last time. As attention is given to that discharge and resolution, the person with the pain will start to notice how that feels in their body. Perhaps next time that stress arises, a little bit of that discharge and resolution can be brought in as well. And so we do not return to the pain as quickly or as fully. Depending on how long we have been holding particular stresses, we can spend anywhere from 10 visits to once a month for a lifetime improving our health.

It is a wonderful thing to be in a relationship with someone who can help hold the space to allow this type of healing to occur on so many levels. Click “book now” on the website to experience BCST for yourself.

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