(Article drawn thanks to the public talk held in London by John Veltheim, founder of the BodyTalk System in May 2008)
Every one of us has resigned ourselves to stress as our ‘inevitable, unwelcome companion’. We accept it as the natural by-product of our daily lives in the modern world.
So what if we overreact and go into panic mode when a deadline is near?
So what if we freeze and want to ignore our marriage problems?
Everybody does it don't they? Yes. This is normal isn't it? No.
We have a part in our brain the size of an almond, called the Amygdala, which is responsible for our fight/flight mechanism since prehistoric times, when we had to decide whether to fight or run away from a tiger before us.
At that time the Amygdala was working well, and after escaping from the tiger, in the evening we could sit around the campfire and laugh about it, because the Amygdala had relaxed and reset itself.
Nowadays we have other stresses, and besides fight/flight we can and often choose a third option, more damaging to our bodies, freeze, and pretend the problems don't exist.
To make matters worse, our Amygdalas are so bombarded by stresses that have gone on all our lives without a chance to reset themselves so our bodies are wearing out, like a car with both the accelerator and the brakes down at the same time.
The stress is turned inwardly, and it damages us enormously, creating new health issues and worsening the ones we have.
Headaches get stronger and more frequent.
Backaches get more painful and cripple us for days.
Heartburn happens more often.
BodyTalk teaches a simple 2 minute technique to every client that if practiced regularly, relaxes and resets the Amygdala as well as improving the communication between the hemispheres of the brain.
BodyTalk sessions work to improve your health and quality of life, by asking the body what it needs to repair itself, and then re-establishing the lines of communication between the parts of your body, worn down by stress and other factors.
By Antonella Ercolani CBP Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
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