Thoughts affect the body and the body affects the mind
Whatever we are feeling, whether happy, sad, anxious or experiencing anxiety, low or depressed, stressed or feeling great and fulfilled; the brain is producing chemicals - endorphins and serotonin and neurotransmitters.
Researchers consider that poor levels of neurotransmitters can cause:
- feelings of sadness, helplessness, worthlessness, or emptiness
- overeating or loss of appetite
- insomnia or sleeping too much
- a feeling of impending doom or danger
- lack of energy
- distancing yourself from others
- feeling numbness or lacking empathy
- extreme mood swings
- inability to concentrate
- thoughts of hurting yourself or others
- being unable to carry out day-to-day activities
- hearing voices in your head
- alcohol or drug misuse
We cannot say that osteopathic treatment will help balance the neurotransmitters in your brain and hence the above conditions, but osteopathic patients that Tim sees do feel calmer, more settled, more able to focus and concentrate and generally feel happier after treatments.
Virtually every thought you have affects your body on a physical level.
Some scientists are now considering that the heart organ is the 'brains brain'! Research is finding out that nerve plexi in the heart tissue responds before the brain to many situations.
The Heart Math Institute in California has been doing some fascinating research in this field. How often do you get a feeling about something before you think about it? This is you experiencing your heart responding before the brain. This then send signals to the brain and the autonomic nervous system causing us to relax or tense up in response.
Osteopathy in Ashford Kent
Osteopathic treatment is a hands on treatment to the body tissues. However just as massage can be relaxing so osteopathy can have a profound benefit to the state on both the mind and body. Osteopathy brings about a relaxing and rejuvenating influence on the body and nervous system.
NLP & Life-coaching
NLP or neuro-linguistic programming is a psychological approach which developed in the 1970's. Since that time it has gained favour all over the world and is now used in counselling, life coaching and in business marketing.
The goal of NLP is to help the individual establish what exactly are they looking to achieve and then using NLP tools to bring about a unity of purpose of the unconscious mind and conscious mind to that target goal. Sadly many people have the unconscious mind sabotaging the thoughts of the conscious mind and hence the quality of their actions, reducing the likelihood of achieving their desired goal. When the unconscious mind and conscious mind are unified to a task or goal, they become 'laser like' and very powerful and far more easily able to achieve the desired outcome. This is as equally true for business situations as with personal targets and goals.
Tim Marris trained as an NLP Life Coaching practitioner in 2005 and gained his Master Practitioner certification in 2012.