After 20 years of exploring the BodyMind on a personal and professional levels and working with thousands of patients who have chronic diseases and pain, I’ve discovered through those years of research and practice that Trauma is at the root of most of the diseases and chronic pain. It is the largest silent epidemic and has been proven through extensive studies to be the causation of illnesses, addiction, syndromes and disorders.

Being a clinic director and lead therapist working with trauma and chronic pain in an Integrative model working with a team of specialists, I have learned that patient’s successful recovery was attributed to not only to a mindset, or skill of therapists, or what therapy they were receiving; but to the tools that they were given to help themselves. Tangible, measurable, self regulating tools that when done one on one and especially in a supportive group environment was highly effective, empowering and at times, life changing.

Not only we have to manage traumas and chronic conditioned states of stress, but we are also are the most overstimulated society In history and it does not look like It’s going to slow down anytime soon. We are losing our Innate abilities to regulate ourselves In particular the “Master System” your nervous system.

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and all of the nerves that connect these organs with the rest of the body. Together, these organs are responsible for the control of the body and communication among its parts. The brain and spinal cord form the control center known as the central nervous system (CNS), where information is evaluated and decisions made. The sensory nerves and sense organs of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) monitors conditions inside and outside of the body and send this information to the CNS. Efferent nerves in the PNS carry signals from the control center to the muscles, glands, and organs to regulate their functions.

If the nervous system is a master communication system, then the Endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.they help you feel regulated, relaxed, in harmony; or completely the opposite when Its unregulated.

The nervous system adapts to threat, real or perceived and creates patterns of “communications” that It defaults to and whenever its aroused, or triggered by internal conditions such as:

  • food,
  • thoughts,
  • emotions,
  • memories
  • toxicity build up
  • inflammation

And to external triggers such as:

  • your physical environment,
  • the weather
  • exposure to radiation
  • exposure to pollution
  • viruses, parasites & bacteria
  • lifestyle choices,
  • relationship stress,
  • financial state,
  • work conditions and so on.

This will create an operational state, or a fixed state such as fight, flight, or freeze . As this adaptation “matures” and becomes fixed with time and experiencing more pain/suffering, or fear of it;

  • structure is misaligned,
  • Balance is affected,
  • Chronic tension is created
  • abnormal muscle imbalances -neuromuscular imbalance
  • cells become imbalanced/diseased –  hypertonic, or hypotonic
  • inflammation increases
  • hormonal imbalance
  • visceral stress and pain
  • oxygenation of body is affected
  • vascular system affected and will atrophy

Living in a chronic state takes its toll and only becomes complex with time and especially with no resolution, or even a proper diagnosis, I call it the walking wounded syndrome. You walking around living with wounds that have not been seen, recognized, diagnosed or properly treated. What’s more frustrating that even if you are properly diagnosed and receiving evidence based treatments it does not resolve your pain/suffering, or disease. It is such managed and that also takes a toll and many resign to just managing their pain, just surviving, which also takes tremendous energy and innate resources.

So what is the solution?

Tools and support, teaching patients how to become their own healers, to help them see the whole picture and identify the factors in their lives that contribute to their state. This can be of course overwhelming to some to suddenly start making huge lifestyle changes, or do go to the roots of their pain, their traumas. So hence NeuroPath Reset Method was created in my one on one sessions and in teaching it to groups of patients. There are 3 foundational tools and 5 principles (R’s) that I’ve put together from my vast tool box that i accumulated over the years. Each tool on its own is a therapy which has tremendous depth and takes time to learn and practice to truly understand it. But the tools can also be taught quickly and applied Immediately  to help patients manage stress, pain and anxiety. Here are some of the tools

  1. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  2. Visceral manipulation
  3. Breathwork

The 5 principles (R’s):

  1. Realign
  2. Reset
  3. Release
  4. Resilience
  5. Re-integration

I have been taking groups in person since Jan. 2019 regularly , adjusting and tweaking the methodology and delivery and so far the effects have helped people with:

  • chronic pain
  • Anxiety & mild depression
  • sleep disorders
  • digestion issues
  • Improve alignment
  • Improve joint pain/arthritic pain
  • Release shock, stored traumas and emotions
  • Increase sense of well being
  • Increased awareness and sensitivity to the body
  • Build resilience to everyday stress
  • and more

I find the group experience is so helpful on so many levels as people that are in a chronic state, often support each-other and encourage each – other and I allow that expression and encourage that as we are all on the same journey and will all experience at some point suffering and chronic pain/disease.  I look forward to working on refining and improving the method and delivering it to as people as possible on many platforms, including online.

If you have any questions, interested in participating, or hosting this for your group/organization please email me at mihael@angelhands.ca

 

 

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