Hi folks, So I am off to Australia this Thursday to speak at the Ortho-bionomy Conference in Adelaide. I am speaking about Brain plasticity and Ortho. We know as scientist that the brain changes and heals itself, it also continues to grow stem cells that will be placed in the repairing or rerouting of the neurons to keep the brain in balance.
I have previously worked with social phobia and have had great results after at least 8 sessions and they find they can then go out to the world again. The Ortho treats the glands and parts of the brain to calm it down and bring balance. What happens is with social phobia and chronic stress in the brain it constantly fires electrical impulses keeping the gateways to the axons open. The person can never really rest down and the nervous system is continually assessing. These kind of symptoms can screw with the rest of the body. One can get heart palpitations, sweats, inner trembling, shortness of breath, loose bowel, and dilated pupils. This is not a pleasant experience and will happen at some time in our lives. However the problem comes when one is always nervous and worried about the “what ifs”! A key phrase that will probably irritate them when happy people will say “Don’t worry it may never happen!” Actually in their head space anything can happen so the nerves are always alert. Cortisol the stress hormone is constantly being produced and this starts breaking the body down from the inside out. Cortisol can cause internal bleeding as it makes the blood vessels leaky. This is NOT IDEAL. The cortisol is also stored in the hippocampus, this keeps the neurons firing and we feel exhausted. This can also lead to adrenal fatigue, it is this gland on top of the kidneys and this is prompted to release not only cortisol but also adrenalin and noradrenalin. Unless you are about to fight off a lion, drag a child from a burning car or run from a cobra it is not useful to us. It is however useful but not to the extent I just mentioned, that we have a little stress in order to perform to our best. So situations like: about to present in front of a committee, or go for a job interview, or take an exam, the brain will work to its maximum output for a short time. This is ideal in those situations – not all the time.
Unfortunately in our busy lives we seem to live in a constant stress pattern. Situations that prompt this: working full time, have to pick kids up after school, put in a report, make dinner, do the washing, clean up, make packed lunches and then go to bed. The nervous system needs to rest and restore and if our sleep is broken and light then the body doesn’t really get enough time to restore and recuperate. Then the day starts again…
Square breathing is an Ortho technique that can help as explained in BLOG 3. It calms and allows the brain and body to rest. Try it again, and try to remember to do it as soon as anxiety or stress sets in.