ANXIETY & STRESS
Emotional stress and anxiety are two of the most paralysing experiences for an individual. Usually when we process experiences in daily life, all of the brain is functioning normally and our nervous system can manage the intensity of emotions thrown at us. When we experience any type of extreme stress or traumatic event however, parts of the brain are shut down and it is as though the stressful or traumatic experience gets stuck in the nervous system throughout the body.
The nervous system cannot cope after the stressful incident has well and truly passed. In addition to this, the fight-or-flight system – the impulse to either protect yourself or run – is in overdrive. In this state the body releases adrenaline into the bloodstream; telling the brain to make you breathe faster, the heart to beat faster, sending lots of needed oxygen to your arms and legs to run or fight the danger.
When in fight-flight we have very low access to our frontal cortex which makes basic decision making difficult, let alone dealing with typical daily stressors. In this state anything not critical to survival in that moment, such as digestion, immunity and reproduction (hormonal system) are suppressed. For people that have experienced extreme stress or trauma , the fight-flight system is never properly switched off and they are left in a constant state of hyperarousal.
Bowen & HNC Therapy addressing emotional stress in the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind. By using these techniques the nervous system is brought down to its normal range and stress is released at a deeper level. This can lead to profound shifts in a persons way of being whether they are a young child or an adult.