89 – Managing Stress Using Craniosacral Therapy with Elizabeth Karchut
written by Elizabeth Karchut (Craniosacral Practitioner) on 02/12/21
“It has been verified through scientific exploration that more than 80 percent of all diseases are due to stress and strain that originate in the mind and reflect on the body”
– American Medical Association
Stress stimulates change in the body such as the release of chemicals or the activation of the inflammatory response. Our bodies are usually very efficient at maintaining homeostasis in the face of many challenges, but when the burden of either external or internal stress becomes too great, this automatic self-regulation fails, and symptoms arise. Stress in itself is not necessarily the problem, what matters is how we deal with it. Most importantly, how resourced we are, how we look after ourselves, or conversely whether we learn to be helpless in the face of stress and allow it to become a habitual state.
- Craniosacral therapy(CST) is a gentle way of working with the body, using a light therapeutic touch to encourage the release of symptoms cause by physical, psychological and emotional stress.
- CST can provide a space where further stimulation is limited and homeostatic rebalancing is enabled.
- CST integrates the body/mind system so that it is more able to resist depression or disease, and more able to attend to and repair itself in times of need.
- CST stimulates the rest and recovery systems of the body and this allows the body to re-source its powers of rehabilitation and revival.
- CST practitioners offer stillness in which to listen to the body. The simple act of just listening to the bodily felt sense can allow these repetitive patterns of stress to be less insistent and overbearing. They can be released—they have been heard.
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