Descansos

There comes a time when we must choose between rage and bitterness and being wild again.

There comes a time for us to look at all of the little and big deaths we have experienced in our lives. Women have died a thousand deaths before they turn 20, and of course this is all a part of becoming awake and aware and growing up.

That time we lost our virginity and it felt empty.

The times we were beaten and bruised, just for speaking.

The time our coach told us we weren’t good enough.

The time we caught our husband cheating.

The babies we lost.

The babies we wanted and couldn’t have.

The loss of our mothers and sisters.

The sting of our first female betrayal.

All of the times we hurt our bodies with food and exercise and other substances.

We must allow ourselves to make descansos to all of these broken hearted moments, mourn them, and celebrate how they have forged our inner beauty and strength.

I have spent the last year and a half doing descansos, and I can tell you there is no more powerful and liberating thing we can do for ourselves.

(And each descanso can be healed many ways, but many of our clients choose Cellular Release Therapy®)

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Forgiveness

“Forgiveness comes at the end of a process, not at the beginning. In order to forgive yourself or another person, three obstacles must be overcome. Let’s call them the three dragons of judgment, anger, and blame.”

Forgiveness comes when we abandon the blame of others and of ourselves for some event, interaction, experience. This process of forgiving sometimes takes years. Sometimes it doesn’t happen at all, and we carry this hurt throughout our lives, allowing the blame to be like a poison in our bodies, minds, hearts, and energy systems.

It would be really great if we could just “get over it” and be able to forgive, but unfortunately it’s not that easy, because forgiving is not a process that involves only the conscious mind. This is a process that also involves the subconscious mind, and the subconscious can be holding onto blame, judgement, and anger as a protection.

The way we move forward into forgiveness is by releasing the trauma. Clearing away whatever experiences we blame others or ourselves for, clearing away the blame, and the need to blame. By doing so, we free ourselves to look back on the events that had resulted in so much pain, and see them with new eyes, as just a part of our story.

This article I thought was really fantastic at describing the process of forgiveness. Cellular Release Therapy® is the tool I have used to help people release the trauma and blame so that forgiveness can be possible.

If you are interested in Cellular Release Therapy®, please reach out to us via email or call (617)233-5837.

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Grief and Loss

I have seen this kind of grieving process present in many types of loss, such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or income, a major rejection of some kind, the end of a relationship or divorce, drug addiction, the onset of a disease, and even minor losses. The grieving process can be greatly accelerated with therapy, and especially so with Cellular Release Therapy®.

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P-DTR® vs. CRT®- how do we choose what to use?

At DPPS, our therapists have training in many modalities, and we like to use all of our tools with every client, as appropriate. Our bodywork techniques, which include P-DTR®, Integrated Cranials (a type of Craniosacral Therapy), and massage, all are capable of facilitating emotional releases of various depths. P-DTR® in particular is very good at honing in on certain traumatic memories or thoughts, and showing directly how these affect the physical body via muscle testing and the client’s report of an increase or decrease in symptoms.

Oftentimes a client comes in with a physical complaint, and through exploration and testing, we may land on some trauma that is still affecting the physical body. It can be an incredibly enlightening experience for the client to recognize the contributions of past wounds. After we discover this, together with the client, we can do treat it with P-DTR® and have exceptional changes in the physical body, and people often report feeling lighter, more energetic, and sleeping much better.

At times, there is more trauma than we could easily tackle with P-DTR®, and a better option for treating these patterns is to dive into the deeper emotional clearing work that we do called CRT®. Also, many of our clients come to us because they are on a path of deep healing and are more than happy to supplement their bodywork with emotional trauma clearing, even if the emotional corrections done in the bodywork seem to have sufficed for the time being.

No matter what we do with our clients, we are always meeting them wherever they are at on the day, with highest respect for their healing and soul journey.

The Wounded Healer

A woman came to see me, with main complaints including plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, and a concern about her weight. She was upset with her body, and perceived it to be failing her in some way. She also had lost hope that she could get better, and so was primarily focused on losing weight, which she thought was somewhat more probable of an achievement.

Typically, a therapist or doctor would see this person, evaluate the symptoms, refer for special tests if needed, do body work, and address nutritional and lifestyle components. This could be extremely helpful, and many symptoms may resolve over time, or at least diminish in part.

However, my client had wounds that would never be completely healed by this type of “by the book” healing. In fact, most people have wounds that cannot be fully healed with traditional healing techniques.

A “wounded healer” is a person who can heal the wounds at every level: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Wounded Healers are those clinicians who have sustained wounds of their own, and have found the way through that pain, healing within themselves the trauma that has caused the pain. Once a healer has moved through something, they are then able to help others through the same thing. We become adept facilitators in our client’s journey towards complete physical and emotional health.

A wounded healer asks the deeper questions:

– “How do you feel about your body?”
– “What do you know about all of this?”
– “What does healing look like for you?”
– “Tell me about some times in your life that have been difficult in some way for you.”
– “what have you heard about your body or your health?”
– “what do YOU think may be causing all of this?”

In the case of my client, traditional medical interventions and bodywork had not been effective in treating any of her symptoms, and in fact all interventions made her feel worse. She and I had the above conversations, and she got the opportunity to think about what the underlying emotional causes for her physical symptoms might be. Together we made a long list of experiences, fears, beliefs, and difficult relationships that she thought were contributors to her pain and symptoms.

6 sessions of emotions-based work later, she has zero pain in her feet, no body pain, she can eat what she wants without flaring her IBS, she hasn’t had a migraine in months, and she has more self-love than she’s ever had in her life. The deeper wounds are being healed.

It is only because I have successfully healed many of my own wounds that I could be present with this woman and help her first see, then heal, her wounds. She did the healing, I was just there to help it along.

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