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The Body Tells Its Story
Craniosacral work in action

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In Issue #3:

by Aureal Williams, BSN, RN, LMT

The Body Tells Its Story, Craniosacral work in action

By Aureal Williams, BSN, RN, LMT

June of this year took me to the shores of Lake Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota, for part two of a Pediatric Craniosacral training program. Lake Superior is a magical place, almost like an ocean. It is the largest fresh water lake in the world, and it is mighty body of water. Even though it was almost July, no one swam in the Lake because it was too cold. There is a walking beach and it, too, was extraordinary because of an inordinate amount of heart-shaped rocks on the beach. I picked up a rock, heart-shaped, red stone, with a green-colored stone in the top bend of the heart, the crux of the heart, and this stone feels made to order for my personal healing journey now. I love it and carry it with me. I picked up a stone for a friend, also heart-shaped, that is a white stone and the waves of the water have colored this stone with a pink border that looks like it was painted! The heart-shaped stones and the presence of the Lake, itself, enhanced the learning experience of this class I took.

One of the techniques I learned in the class is what I wish to share with you in this issue of the Craniosacral newsletter. While the class was for pediatric craniosacral work, adults and older children can be apply this technique as a thought-process, or self-healing technique, that does not require a hands-on approach.

Here it is when you have an ache or a pain in your body, for instance back discomfort, or upset stomach, or headache, whatever it is, take a narrow focus and pinpoint the discomfort, find its exact location. Then, extend your awareness out to the periphery of the discomfort, wide out from the discomfort and all around it. Go out to the areas that do not hurt. From this broader perspective, allow the tissue that surrounds the place that hurts to wash through the area that is distressed or uncomfortable. Stay out there for a while, until that surrounding area eases the discomfort. Continue letting the surrounding area wash through the aching area until the discomfort dissolves. Of course, if you have an acute pain or serious hurt, go to the doctor. This technique is for experiences of everyday aches and pains. In cases of headache, when the discomfort is at the top of your head, you can extend your awareness to the field beyond your head, perhaps to elbow length above your head, to see if that helps ease the pressure.

If you try this technique for yourself, I would love to hear about your experience. Let me know, through phone, 513.706.7332, or email, how it works for you.


News From the Field

Craniosacral work is a modality of particular value in cases of everyday and extraordinary stress because it helps us relax naturally and calm the autonomic nervous system from its stress responses of fight, flight or freeze. The article I share with you this month includes information about the health effects of stress. It can be found at the Science Daily website. If you have questions about how craniosacral work might help your experiences of stress, call me at 513.706.7332 or email me to learn more.


Announcements

To schedule a craniosacral session for an infant, child or adult, email Aureal or call 513.706.7332

The first in a series of three articles I have written on Pediatric Craniosacral Work is appearing in the September, 2007 issue of Hyde Park Living. If you would like a copy of this article and do not have access to that publication, let me know and I will email you the article, once it has been published.

September 15, 2007, from 12 Noon to 3 PM, I present the Calm Parent/Calm Child workshop at Angelic Whispers, the new holistic health center in Tri-County. Each participant has the opportunity to have his or her primary parenting challenge addressed as we learn craniosacral techniques to calm parents and children in relationship to a variety of parenting challenges. If you have questions about the workshop content, call me at 513.706.7332 or email me, and to register for the workshop, contact Angelic Whispers, directly. The fee is $45.00 and their phone number is 513-782-0101. Their address is 11465 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. Hope to see you there!


Feel free to forward this newsletter, in its entirety, to family, friends and colleagues who might be interested. Your comments are welcome.


All the best,

Aureal

© Aureal Williams, 2007

 

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