Even though many Americans faithfully go to their therapist for years and eventually really do understand their issues, they aren't necessarily resolving them. These people are what I call, "stuck in their heads." They fill the offices of health care practitioners every day across our country. It may be good for business, but it is not a sign that Americans are solving their psychological challenges.
We now know that our mind profoundly affects our body and that our body has a powerful effect on how we think and feel. We also know that there is a constant back and forth dialogue going on between every cell in every organ system in our body. Because of this mind-body dynamic, therapies have emerged that allow us to go beyond the psychological and pharmaceutical approaches that have been the backbone of mainstream psychology for many decades and explore ways of dealing with stress through the body. Dr. Saputo recommends the files below to help you understand more about how we can access past unresolved traumas through the body and use bodywork to help resolve them.
Healing Through Bodywork and Massage
Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine
Mind Body Healing: What is it?
Conscious Awareness of the Body
Body, Mind Cooperation