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.
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‘.
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.