Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
BSCT is a gentle, subtle whole body approach to support and restore health and well-being. It is a non-manipulative, non-invasive, very light touch therapy that allows your body to reconnect with the health that is present in your system.
What is Biodynamic Craniosacral?
BCST is a non-manipulative, non-invasive technique that works with your body and the formative forces that are naturally in your body. In BCST these forces are called The Breath of Life. It works on both the physiological and energetic system to bring your whole being back into alignment and to the person we are intended to be before the stressors of living became lodged in our bodies.
How Does BCST Work?
Stressed and trauma causes our body to contract and often elicits the stress response of fight/flight/freeze. BCST helps your body settle into a state of relaxation and rejuvenation. In this state you become more fluid and there is more space for healing to take place and a reconnection with the health in your system.
What does a session look like?
A session is done while you are resting, fully clothed on a massage table. You will have pillows, blankets and anything else you need to help you relax and feel supported. The beginning of a session involves some short dialogue to see what you are experiencing at that moment and a period where we both take time to settle and breathe. I will place my hands lightly on your body and we will settle even deeper and allow your body to be more fluid and spacious.
At times residual trauma which has stored in the body may come to the surface to be release. Imagery, dialogue, energy techniques will help support the gentle release of these restrictions, releasing pain and dysfunctional patterns.
Who can benefit from BCST?
Most people can benefit from BCST. It is gentle enough for newborn babies, through to the elderly. My blog has information on BCST for the pre and post-natal time.
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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an awesome breakthrough in psychotherapy that is helping to change attitudes to creating health and happiness. EFT is a type of Energy Psychology. Energy Psychology encompasses techniques that are simple to learn to help you grow, initiate change that lead to empowerment. These techniques can shift the brain's electrochemistry to help overcome emotions, behaviours and attitudes that keep us stuck in our present situation. Techniques such as EFT are controversial within the mental health field, yet there is mounting research showing that EFT and other energy techniques are powerful tools for self help.
EFT has also been called a type of psychological acupressure as it involves tapping on certain meridian points while focusing on the emotional issue. Gary Craig, founder of EFT believes that: "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system". We have all had incidents in our life that we have felt are traumatic. This creates an energy disturbance. The memory of that incident also contributes to that disturbance leading to negative emotions. This in turn creates not only emotional pain but can also manifest as physical pain and "dis-ease".
EFT does not delete the incident from our memory, but smoothes out the disturbance and releases the negative emotional association and accompanying chaos which is creates in our body and life. The results are often long lasting, even permanent and can bring about a positive change in thought, attitude and behaviour. This technique is easy to learn for self healing, however there are many issues that are multifaceted and it would be advised that you consult a practitioner, take a workshop, or invest in the awesome DVDs that Gary Craig, the founder of EFT has put out.
History of EFT Gary Craig, founder of EFT developed the modality after training in Thought Field Therapy with Roger Callahan. TFT involves stimulating acupressure points in a specific sequence or algorithm. Gary Craig found that by using a set of "all purpose" points, he got great results and the technique was much simpler to learn and use. EFT has excellent results for a wide range of emotional problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger, grief, shame, poor self-esteem as well as can enhance performance and help remove blocks to abundance. Many people have also had improvement in their physical health. There are many case studies on his website: www.emofree.com
Vibrational Essences and EFT Vibrational Essences and EFT work in very similar ways by replacing disturbances in our energy system with balance and harmony. Each modality on its is very powerful, and when combined, create a synergistic effect. I find that the essences often help bring the underlying core issues to the surface which can then be tapped on with EFT. The results are amazing. Through out a consultation I use both these tools, often interchanging as we go and different issues come up.
The Basic How To of EFT Start by tapping on the Karate Chop point (see chart below), focus on a problem and state the set up statement, which combines the name of the problem and an affirmation. Say this 3 times.
For example: Even though I have this problem (ie: anxiety), I deeply and completely love and accept myself"
This allows your body to accept the rest of the treatment. Tap on the points on the rest of your head, face and torso while stating the problem (ie: "this anxiety"). Take a deep breath and notice is there has been a shift in your discomfort or the intensity of the problem.
Most people notice a decrease in the intensity of discomfort. If you do not, try rephrasing the issue. Try getting to what is the real cause of the disruption if you can - your results will improve! If the discomfort decreases but does not disappear, don't give up. Try another round or try rephrasing the problem. And remember that this is just the basics. You may want to take a workshop, see an EFT practitioner or learn from the founder by ordering his awesome DVD's. See links top right of this page.
EFT Tapping Points
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