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Craniosacral Therapy Helps Release Unresolved Trauma

Oct 28, 2016 11:50AM ● By Sonya Goodwin

Sonja Goodwin

One year after her son had committed suicide, a client came into my office because she was consistently feeling a debilitating state of guilt and sorrow. Her muscles were tight, and her nervous system was overwhelmed.  Initially during the session, she was unsettled, but then she began to ease into her body with a nurturing and non-intrusive hold at her lumbar and cervical spine.  After about 15 minutes, she dropped into a half sleep state.  A memory arose with intensity.  She cried and we verbally processed this strong emotion embedded in her nervous system. Several days after that session my client called to share that she could now look at her son’s photograph with a sense of peace and calm.  Healing and growth is always available to us. 

        We all hold stress, anxiety, depression and unresolved trauma not only in our head and heart, but in our physical tissue.  With nourishing and safe contact, the body can let go and find wholeness. Craniosacral therapy is one of the many beautiful doors to deep healing, leading to a path of vitality, joy and clarity in one’s life.

        Craniosacral therapists are trained to perceive where there is stagnancy in the craniosacral system, which encompasses the entire central nervous system.  By listening in a neutral way, they help clients become more in tune with where they are holding stress, emotions or trauma.  A session can be experienced like a deep meditation.  It is a great complimentary modality to counseling and psychotherapy as patients are often able to process more 

profoundly and be more present in these other therapies.  

For more information, visit Sonya Swetich Goodwin, holistic health practitioner and craniosacral therapist can be reached at 619-726-3267.

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