The implications of touch are phenomenal as new research shows how light touch has a profound effect by soothing the pain of social rejection. Here is a recent study... Have you ever wondered why you may not feel like like you need specific bodywork but you just want to go lie down and have someone touch you in a neutral way? Well, it all makes sense, we need touch without an agenda, other than someone just "being" with us.
If you take this out into the larger field of awareness with what’s been happening on our planet it can be very comforting. For those groups that may feel ostracized, and not included, this is important research.
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a powerful tool to support those who may not feel included in our culture. The reason for this is that the relational field is the primary focus of this type of work. By the relational field we are talking about the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual connection that is established between the practitioner and the client. When the relational field between two people is able to settle and feel safe, profound healing occurs. When a person feels heard and seen by another in a neutral, nonjudgmental way, healing happens. This is an unusual way to connect with another person, since we often lead our relational field with our ego. In order to be a talented craniosacral therapist it requires you to have an open heart. Having an open heart creates a safe, settled, relational field. Not all of us had a consistent supportive relational field growing up. We get rewired when we are able to deepen into this type of connection with another person. It is my believe that the more we can all relate to each other in this way, it will heal the world from suffering. Much suffering has to do with splitting, denying, and separating us from each other as human beings.
As I am about to embark upon starting a new two-year biodynamic craniosacral training with another group of students I tingle with excitement! The reason for that is that I get to share what I have learned through my human existence all these years to maybe help decrease suffering. If I can help alleviate the splitting, dissatisfaction, and judgment in the relational field as a teacher and a practitioner, I will be jumping for joy.
My lineage comes from both grandmother's being Irish, one grandfather being Jewish, and my other grandfather being Portuguese. All of these parts of myself come forth in my teaching and how I am in the world. How can I judge another person’s race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender with my background as a mutt, an amalgam?
My father was the principal and superintendent of schools who tried to support interracial busing in the 1960s, my grandfather was the first Portuguese person to graduate from Gloucester high school, who went on to become a dentist; my mother got her doctorate after being widowed at 40 years old with six kids. inside of me I carry their message in my own way. Here we are again in the year 2017 facing some of the same issues that my immigrant ancestors faced nearly a century ago. The relational field needs to be strengthened on our planet!
Science is catching up to what biodynamic craniosacral therapists have known as common sense. Finally science is showing how we all need to have strong relational fields with each other. No one is perfect, but apologizing, and hearing and seeing what the person is feeling by using our mirror neurons can ultimately shift things in a big way between you and other people. If we repair conflict when we inadvertently step on someone’s toes, we can heal the world! This is a global world, we are not all operating in a nationalistic bubble, with our own race, religion, or creed. Not in America; here most of us are amalgams of all kinds of ancestry.
Ask to put your hands on someone's shoulder's, and if they let you, do it with neutrality, See what happens as your relational field strengthens and you both begin to co-regulate both of your nervous systems. Let the higher forces that really run the show do the wonderful job that they do, as you connect with someone.
Peace be with you, Dr Kate
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