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Subtle, Profound Healing using Your Head … and Heart … and Hands!
For most of us, daily life is so full and sometimes challenging, that self-care gets added to a separate to-do list…in next year’s calendar! Some of us think it is selfish to consider our own needs first. The truth is that keeping us available to help others, our own wellbeing needs must be first on the list.
Caregivers live in a particularly high risk zone for burnout and fatigue. That’s because we carry invisible, emotional backpacks for others as well as our own stressors. When regularly practicing self-care techniques, we are more resilient when faced with the ups and downs of everyday life. We are trained, ready and better equipped to reduce the personal impact of emotional and physical shock and trauma.
In this high energy, technology-based age, many people are faced with a constant barrage of hazards that the body interprets as life-threatening. Our brains were originally set up to be very good at handling sudden extreme situations thanks to the fight or flight mechanism. In our high stress world, the brain has been hijacked by the amygdalacomplex and its relationship to the hypothalamus, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, etc is compromised. (1)
Brain images show ‘cold spots’ – areas of inactivity in the brain – correspond to areas of dis-ease in the body. We can easily ‘change up’ some of our lifestyle habits to help our mind/body complex keep pace with the times. Establishing overall strong brain functions ensures correct and precise communication instructions go out to our body. A commonly used, simple self care practice is the Cortices Technique – just one of the amazing “gifts to self” in BodyTalk™.
‘Tapping out the cortices’ with our hand balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain. This technique, in fact, brings someone out of shock faster than anything else out there. Simple “tapping” improves communication on all levels, balancing electrical circuits of the brain beyond the nerve pathways. For instance, the corpus callosum, containing over two hundred million nerve fibers, is the largest connective pathway in the brain.
The profound healing benefits are endless and include hormonal imbalances, insomnia, eating disorders, allergic reactions, viruses, infections, parasites, sexual dysfunction, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Other positive changes are feeling calm, creative, improved immune system response, spontaneous, enhanced academic performance, and ability to concentrate and make better decisions.
Self-Care Means Two Minutes a Day to ‘Tap Out’ Your Cortices.
Restore circulation of blood, nerve and lymph flow in the body. Our nervous system goes from sympathetic overdrive (stress and anxiety) into parasympathetic (relaxation, repair and rejuvenation). Hold a soft focus – or attention – on improving communication within the brain as you also hold the various hand positions described. (2)
- Cup one hand, fingers closed, on base of skull, straddling both sides of head, covering top of the neck. Holding this position, tap very softly with other hand on top of head (coronal suture area) with fingers splayed enabling tapping on both left and right hemispheres. This wakes up the brain to make the repairs and corrections.
Next, take tapping hand and tap lightly over heart complex to store changes.
ALTERNATE tapping: head to heart – for two full breath cycles for each hand placement.
- Move hand up the head to just above the first position. (Hand placements will eventually cover whole mid-line of head.) This balances and restores communication in occipital, parietal, pre-frontal cortex of the brain. Repeat the tapping of head and heart complex while breathing deep comfortable breaths.
- Repeat until mid-line of head from base of skull to eyebrows have been covered. (Positions may overlap ensuring no areas are left uncovered.)
Lastly, take both hands, and cover sides of head (temporal area) just above ears. Hold for a few seconds; remove one hand. Tap on head and heart complex imagining both sides of brain are held. Change hands. Breathe deeply.
NOTE: Breathing is our built in scanner, checking for faulty frequencies through the mind/body. In-breath connects us with emotional and mental processes and restores communication in our higher frequencies (chakras, meridians, blood, endocrines etc). Out-breath helps restore faulty communications in the denser parts of the body (organs, tissues, muscles, bone etc) and releases active memories from our connective tissue.
Once the technique is mastered it takes approximately 90 seconds!
With regular application of the Cortices Technique, you will experience more clarity, less brain fog, improved memory, greater sense of well-being, better general health and enhanced natural ability to handle stress. You won’t even need to write it on your calendar! It becomes second nature…like breathing!
In one day BodyTalk Access Workshops, learn five powerful techniques.
- Veltheim, Dr. John. The Science and Philosophy of BodyTalk – Healthcare Designed by Your Body. April, 2013.
- Veltheim, John, D.C., B.Ac: BodyTalk Access, A new path to family and community health. May, 2008.
- Testimonials: http://www.bodytalksystem.com/testimonials/?keyword=Cortices&modality=Access
Cherie Carpenter, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Certified Access Trainer and BodyTalk Instructor of the Foundation level courses, has a busy practice in Barrie and Orillia. She offers client sessions, remote or in person, and coordinates continuing education in health care to support the growing BodyTalk System™ in Ontario. She is a member of the Canadian Holistic Nursing Association, International BodyTalk Association, Ontario BodyTalk Association, BodyTalk Central Founder, and Faculty Member of the International Institute of Energy Wellness Studies.
Check out www.bodytalkcentral.com or call -877-884-1767 to locate a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner in your area.
Watch a short video demonstrating the BodyTalk System’s Cortices Technique:
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