Stress

We must all have experienced a need to relax in our lives. We weren’t taught, just instinctively slowed our breathing down and used words to stay calm.

My approach is to help you be more settled for longer periods of your life. In order to do this,I introduce techniques to recover from the effects of life’s downs as quickly as possible.

My mother introduced Pranayama Yoga into the UK in the early 1960’s. She wrote a book entitled The Art of Relaxation. Included were physical and breathing exercises,relaxation techniques and philosophy.

One statement of philosophy that has eventually become the anchor in my life is:

NO ONE GETS MORE PAIN OR PROBLEMS IN LIFE THAN ONE’S CONSTITUTION WILL STAND.

Like me, you will challenge it for some time. "If that’s the case, why am I feeling as if I can’t cope - I’m so unhappy-lost-desperate-lonely-bitter" etc.

But you are still here aren’t you, still battling through each day - so your constitution must be coping in a way. Backtrack for all the things that have gone wrong in your life since you were 15 and now you are 57 and they still effect you - but you are still here so your constitution must still be coping somehow.

I will talk you through the procedure YOU will be using to reduce the emotional effects your circumstances are having on you. This is done by approaching the the part of us that is neutral, is indifferent to what is going right or wrong (I’ll explain when I see you) and it works in the present. We think in the present, whether it is of the past present or future so recovery will occur in the present. We will be working to stay more settled for longer in the present.

I may also be using touch to release stresses within muscle fibres. Quite often when emotional tension builds up or has been there for some time, parts of our body will be aching. Please note that most of the work we will do together to reduce stress is through talking. If during the initial consultation you start to get distressed whilst talking of the past then most certainly emotional trauma will be trapped within the muscle fibres and I will need to use touch to release the effects of the memories.