It’s not news that our modern lives are so full of noise and interruptions that finding space for stillness can be difficult. I consider absolute silence a luxury, that isn’t what I’m talking about. I’m talking about allowing space for quietness, away from expectations of conversations, emails, demands of our daily lives, etc.
What I tell first time CranioSacral Therapy (CST) clients is that they are welcome to be chatty, or if they would prefer quiet, that is fine too. I will check in periodically to see what they are noticing or experiencing. I start at the feet, holding the heels, feeling for the movement of the CranioSacral Rhythm (CSR). The CSR is a pulse that can be felt throughout the entire body. Where it is not present, or disrupted, is an area where CST can be applied. What I do is listen. I listen to the body and what it is telling me. I listen to you, the client. Our bodies have wisdom. We are the culmination of our own experiences from before we were even born. Our bodies have the ability to heal themselves when the nervous system is properly functioning.
What I do is allow space for stillness. Allowing the conscious awareness of the mind and body to slow down so that our core being can be heard. Whatever you want to call it, soul, inner wisdom, God, Gaia, Travis, that is the part of us that knows what we need to heal.