How often have you wished that you would never feel pain or symptoms again?
How often have symptoms stopped you from doing what you wanted to at a specific time, such as doing your job, spending time with friends/family, following your passions and hobbies?
These questions that many people ask include:
- Why me?
- Why does this always happen to me?
- What’s wrong with me?
- Why can’t this pain just go away?
- Whose fault is it that I’m suffering?
- Who can I blame?
- Why aren’t the symptoms going away given what I’ve tried?
- I’m so frustrated but can’t find a way out
All of these questions belong to the season of Discover and help us to connect to what is going on in our body? They are how we approach things we don’t like, things we don’t understand or have any power over. They are important questions to ask if you’re going to change and heal. Because before you can change you need to know where you are. Not that you necessarily need an answer to all of these questions.
- How would life be if you never had the symptoms?
- What is the purpose of pain or symptoms?
- Could my body be trying to tell me something?
- Do I need to change?
What happens if we don’t change?
- If we have pain we restrict our movements and activities to accommodate our symptoms.
- If we are challenged with low energy we do less and less. When does this stop?
- Whatever the symptom, if we adapt our life to fit the symptom we lose resources, we become less functional, we have a lesser experience of life. We feel and learn that life is about loss.
This can lower our expectations of what is possible in all walks of life, limiting future growth and experiences.
What happens if we change?
We learn new skills and behaviours. For example if we have pain we may learn to listen to what that pain is telling us, which may change how we breathe, move and perceive.
Our experience of life may change. Following major illnesses and injuries, many people report better relationships with close friends and family. They say “this was the best thing that happened to me”. Healing doesn’t always mean resolution of physical symptoms or disease (though it can), but often results in great personal growth and improvements in quality of life and better life experiences.
How Network Spinal Analysis and Somato-Respiratory Integration exercises can help you recognize the value of your symptoms?
- The respiratory wave is the best strategy to help you connect and release past and present tension patterns in the spine
- SRI Stages 1-3 teach you become aware of your patterns and your perspective and to listen to signs and symptoms
- The somato-psychic wave (Network wave) is the best strategy to help you use spinal tension as fuel for healing, change and growth
- SRI stages 4-7 teach you to reclaim your power, accepts what is really going on, challenge the old patterns and to support letting go of that which no longer serves.
Questions and key observations to deepen our learning from symptoms
- What can I learn from this?
- What was I doing to create this?
- What activities/situations increase/decreases my symptoms?
- What has changed in my life other than my symptoms?
- How have my relationships with others changed and developed?
- What do I do differently now? (e.g. behaviours, perceptions, life structures/activities, response to stress)
- How have these symptoms changed me in a positive way?