Often the root cause of illnesses or addictions is a nervous system that has been reorganised in an unbalanced way as a result of its inability to integrate a traumatic experience. When we experience trauma, or something our brains perceive as life threatening, we are given three choices: fight, flight or freeze. In order to prepare ourselves for any of these options our bodies flood with energy such as adrenaline. Once the threat has passed, we need time to discharge this energy. More often than not, trauma survivors are not able to properly rid themselves of this stored energy which then over time starts to dysregulate the nervous system.
When our nervous system is dysregulated, we can become less able to cope with the normal ups and downs of life – often over reacting or under reacting in emotional situations. The energy can remain activated, long after the traumatic event has passed, by what we know as hypervigilance and/or an high susceptibility to triggers – noises, smells, a similar person or situation etc. Because the energy that was unable to be discharged after the trauma remained in our limbic system, we are unable to access it cognitively, which renders normal talking therapy somewhat moot until we can help the body discharge this energy in some other way.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a treatment that can support your body’s natural ability to heal itself by listening to the vital forces that move, create, form, maintain and restore health within it.
Using gently compassionate hands with refined perception and discernment and an orientation to wholeness and health is laid the foundation of the therapeutic intervention. The perception and recognition of the regulating forces of life, support their expression in and through the body, that has a beneficial effect to body, mind and spirit.
Caroline has many years experience of craniosacral therapy and working with trauma.
Please get in touch to book a session.