As a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), I have learned to trust the inherent wisdom of the body to heal itself; not only through my own journey of healing, but through the many healing stories of my clients: “pain that I have had for years stopped”; “I’m sleeping better than I have for years”; “I have tried so many therapies, and this is the first time I have felt okay to be in my body”. Yet, for many of us, in a time when there is so much overwhelm, it can be difficult to remember and trust in the body’s own wisdom and inherent health. But how do we remember or fall back into trust with our body? Resourcing.
In BCST, resources are the aspects that support and nurture and attune us to health. They help us adapt to change and handle stress and are both internal and external. Internal resources are aspects of our inner life that include how we think, how we meet our emotions and our ability to stay present to life as it is. External resources are people, places and activities that connect us to life. Resourcing can lead us to a sense of wellbeing and can help us orient to health, as well as providing space to meet the challenges of life.
One way to build up resources, is to work with a Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist. A therapist can sense how well resourced your system is through touch and then can work with your body to build the potency/energy passing through it. Outside of the treatment room, there are also things you can do to resource yourself.
*Practice self care
*Find a kind listener - a family member, friend, a therapist or counsellor
*Take a walk in the woods - connect with nature
*Connect with a place in the body that feels neutral - anywhere that has a sensation of warmth or ease
When we are well resourced, we are resilient and feel supported and better equipped to cope with life’s stresses. So how well resourced are YOU? I encourage you to write a list of 5 things that resource you.