Stress/relaxation management, meditation breathing exercises, medicinal herbs, cleansing and lifestyle changes to guide you in achieving total physical and spiritual healing.
Learning positive ways to retrain the brain to pause, slow down or switch off begins with learning how breath. Stress = shallow breathing. It takes awareness and practice to breath deeper & differently.
Moreover, withdrawing from seeking intensity, self-destructive instant gratification impacts quality of lifestyle. From disrupted sleep patterns, to poor diet/nutrition this collective stress is enough to cause long term health problems.
The average unwell 21st century professional has adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure, sleep deprivation and mind – gut blockages. High- anxiety triggers fight or flight stress hormones to flood the body, negatively disrupting balance and harmony.
Conflicting thoughts and feelings, hormone surges etc happens in seconds – fuelled by flight or fight stress hormones.
Our parasympathetic nervous system, the “fight or flight” system hijacks being in the present moment. Behind the wide range of both physical and mental reactions to stress are a number of hormones that are in charge of adding fuel to the fire.
Your body is constantly changing as it mirrors and exchanges its atoms and molecules with the rest of the universe. Trillion cells in the mind/ body are constantly firing off oneanother as they keep your heart beating, food digesting, toxins eliminating to protect the body from infection and or disease, and carry out the countless other functions that keep you thriving. Neuro-scientific studies show that nothing holds more power over the body than the mind.
Physical sensations: neuropeptides travel throughout your body and hook onto receptor sites of cells and neurons. Your brain takes in the information, converts it into chemicals, and lets your whole body know if there’s a threat (fight, or flight) or something to celebrate.
Cultivating a non-judgemental approach is the ability to recognise stress in ourselves and others, and develop the tools to transform and balance it with conscious awareness…
In our quest for meaning in life the purpose of each emotion illuminate, value, love and regard what we think, and feel.
We are either approaching life with unconditional love or fear based judgements that have the potency to keep us stuck in self-sabotaging patterns…
The universe has your back.
Compassion and courage is the suspension of negative hurtful judgments. Seeing others in the light of love and beauty within instills compassion and connection.
Often, we can unconsciously effect others with the nature of and level of our energy. When we express negative, judgemental energy, other people may automatically withdraw, and be wary of us.
When we radiate a feeling of love and beauty, however, people are attracted to us. Others sense that our compassion toward them expands, and they are drawn to our inner light. Imagining this light that connects us all allows us to create a kinship of beauty and spirit.
“Human connections create neuronal connections.”
(Dr. Daniel Siegel, a founding member of UCLA’s Centre for Culture, Brain and Development states:
“For the infant and young child, attachment relationships are the major environmental factors that shape the development of the brain during its period of maximal growth . . . Attachment establishes an interpersonal relationship that helps the immature brain use the mature functions of the parent’s brain to organise its own processes.”
Trauma can be grouped into four key components based upon the individual’s response to the traumatic event. The four components include: • Hyper-arousal. Individuals experience increased heartbeat and breathing, agitation, interruptions in sleeping or eating patterns, tension, etc. • Constriction. Often when we experience and react to a life-threatening situation, hyper-arousal is likely to occur which is usually accompanied by constriction in our body and distorting our perceptions. • Dissociation. Dissociation is one of the most common and subtle symptoms of trauma as it allows the sufferer to separate themselves mentally from the painful and traumatic experience. • Freezing.
When fight and flight responses are thwarted, we instinctively move towards a fixed or immobility response as a last ditch effort to avoid further pain or distress. Following a traumatic experience, we all respond and react in different ways, at different times.
After experiencing trauma, people may go through a wide range of normal responses. Reactions to trauma can extend beyond the person directly experiencing the event to those who have witnessed or heard about the trauma, or been involved with those immediately affected.
Many reactions to trauma can be triggered by memories of the event, persons, places, or things associated with the trauma. However, some reactions to trauma may appear completely unrelated to the traumatic event or experience.
• Flashes and or recurrent visual images of the event that feel real
• Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
• Loss of interest in activities and life itself
• Self-isolation • Minimisation or denial of feelings or significance of event • Avoidance of people or places that may trigger a memory of the traumatic event • Detachment • Emotional numbing • Shame • Suicidal thoughts or ideations