In a practical sense what does it mean to be grounded?
Many of us can relate to being told to ground as part of self-care or meditation practice. I practice grounding many times during my day, especially when holding space for others, and supporting clients with being grounded is an integral component in all my sessions and workshops.
Why is grounding important? How do we take it from a concept to an embodied tool? ‘Being’ grounded suggests it’s very nature. Grounding enables us to attain & sustain our ‘Being – ness‘.
It can be done with a thought, an intention, or more mindfully as part of a deeper process or practice.
Why do we ground?
We are electrical beings. We have a frequency and charge, and our nervous system is an electrical system. Electricity needs to ground to discharge. Grounding, therefore, enables … Read More
How we carry ourselves can send direct messages to our body about how we feel.
Did you know it’s possible simply by altering your body position to influence hormones such as cortisol in as little as 2 minutes?
Have you noticed how you feel stretching after sitting at the computer for a while? Or Have you tried smiling when you are sad and found it has made you feel a little better? In Craniosacral therapy this can be observed and expressed by ‘how our psychology feeds into our physiology and vice versa’. For example, if we clench our jaw and tighten our shoulders we can activate the vagus nerve, stimulating the flight fight response. Conversely if we experience a threatening situation and as a result the vagus nerve is activated, it can in turn lead to the body language … Read More
Life is increasingly sped up in this crazy, busy world. In every moment there is the opportunity to fit ‘just one more’ thing in. There always seems to be more to do. I find this in my own life, especially now as I add teenage Uber driver to my CV. So how is being present going to help, and why?
Firstly let me differentiate, being present doesn’t necessarily mean making a clean swipe of life’s tasks and abandoning all else to sit and ‘om’ in a corner. Although I’m sure that may work for some!
Being present simply means being in the moment, whatever activity you find yourself undertaking.
Are you driving the car, hanging washing or completing that assignment with your mind already many steps ahead of you, thinking about the other million tasks you may have to do? … Read More
You are not your emotions- How to separate the ‘you’ from ‘your experience’
Interesting fact for you – we operate from the subconscious mind over 90% of the time. This means our thoughts and emotions often ‘happen to us’ or ‘influence us’ to act or feel a certain way, without us really knowing why, or without much awareness/consciousness in our behaviour. This can lead to feeling dissatisfied with life and often feeling ‘victim’ to it.
Without looking at or into our beliefs, our behaviour patterns and our sub conscious influences, it can be an enormous & lengthy challenge to create or sustain any change. This can be frustrating. It also can lead us to ‘identify’ with our emotions or experiences, seeing them as part of ourselves and in doing this we ‘forget’ our true nature.
We become what we feel.
Until … Read More
I’m a wee bit proud at the moment. My dear sister & brother in law have welcomed little Aiden into their family. It was a quick but extremely loving and graceful entry into the world. The whole family is as proud as punch. Well done Lizzie!
And Welcome to the world Aiden Joseph!
As the mother of two girls, I now also get to love a little boy like he’s my own, without going through the blood sweat and tears, nor the nappy changes or sleepless nights! Thanks Liz and Simon!
We got to meet little Aiden on his second day in the world, and during our cuddle I found us going straight into an impromptu Craniosacral session. I checked in quickly with the parents whether it was ok to proceed and off we went!
One of the fundamentals in craniosacral … Read More