What exactly is anxiety?
It’s the body’s natural response to stress. When faced with potentially harmful or worrying triggers, feelings of anxiety are not only normal but necessary for survival. And the way our world is right now, a certain level of anxiety is to be expected.
Ever since the earliest days of humanity, the approach of predators and incoming danger has set off alarms in the body and allowed an individual to take evasive action. These alarms become noticeable in the form of a raised heartbeat, sweating, and increased sensitivity to surroundings.
A rush of adrenaline in response to danger causes these reactions. This adrenaline boost is known as the ‘fight-or-flight’ response. It prepares humans to physically confront or flee any threats to safety.
For most of us, instead of running away from predators, our anxieties now revolve around work, money, family life, health, and other crucial issues that demand our attention without necessarily requiring the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction.
That nervous feeling before an important life event or during a difficult situation is a natural echo of the original ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction. It can still be essential to survival – anxiety about being hit by a car when crossing the street, for example, means that a person will instinctively look both ways to avoid danger.
How does Craniosacral work help?
Sometimes, those internal warning bells stay turned “on” even though the perceived danger has passed and that keeps your nervous system “stuck” in a state of tension that can interfere with your quality of life. It can disrupt your sleep, impact your mood and generally make you not feel like yourself.
Craniosacral work unwinds the tissues at the core of your nervous system allowing you to let go of tension from the inside out. As the tension is released, the nervous system relaxes and the warning bells (anxiety) turn off.
Receiving regular craniosacral sessions helps to “wash” and balance the nervous system so that it can better regulate its response to real and perceived dangers. Over time, your system learns how to stay relaxed and helps you better manage the stress in your life. Then, you can sleep better, think clearer and feel like yourself again.
Could you use some support dealing with the anxiety in your life? Feel free to reach out to me with your questions about how this work can help you. You can also schedule your appointment online.