Stress and trauma are physiological phenomena that also affect our psyche. As such, we've got to get our bodies involved if we wish to liberate ourselves from the degenerative - and often debilitating - symptoms of these conditions.
As a product of generational trauma, I suffered from PTSD for years. For the first few decades of my life, my nervous system rarely knew what it was like to feel safe and easeful. I was always bracing myself for the next tornado to come ripping through my family, leaving me as a child to pick up the pieces.
As traumatic memories of the night before haunted me, I'd prepare myself for school while searching for some soothing words to offer my brother. I'd plant wild ideas in our minds about one day being free from the madness and using our experiences to end the cycles of trauma that we, our parents, their parents, and millions more like us had endured.
We have come a long way in science and technology. Mind-body therapies are more sophisticated than ever. But there's one common mistake that keeps repeating itself in these fields: we overlook "the space between."
The innate and instinctual aspects of our natural human design hold the keys to cures and healing. I know, because I am living proof.
I studied Anatomy & Physiology in college, and I remember cutting away and discarding connective tissue called "fascia" during dissections to get to the more solid matter of bones, muscles, and organs. Fascia has been a part of our natural human design since the beginning of time, but it is just now being recognized as a fundamental aspect of biomechanics, having intelligent sensory functions, and as an inherent instrument for healing the body and psyche. And there we were, in the early 2000's, just throwing it away in the science labs like it was nothing.