by Jan Hutchins.
Touching one another is almost as important to our health as breathing. It’s presence or absence affects our vitality, ability to learn, mature, and slow aging. Our tissues are more responsive to change and improvement than we’ve been taught to believe. Every sensation and emotion that occurs in our bodies is creating chemical reactions, postures and behavior patterns.
PleasureStretch Breathing can re-educate and re-program us to be more coordinated, flexible, amazingly even more appropriate in social situations… 😉
They combine, when practiced regularly, to make us more responsive, emotionally intelligent, able to resist depression, disease, stress, even avoid injury because they change conditioned responses, shift those chemical imbalances and by extending the spine on the inhales, change the structural relationships in the body. Self-awareness is the key to lasting positive change and PleasureStretch Breathing is a direct, effective way to increase awareness and self-control.
I’ve dedicated my life to studying health and the body. I’ve taught yoga for almost 40 years, massaged and been massaged a thousand times. I’ve spent countless hours watching, talking, training and competing with world-class athletes. I’ve learned how to heal injuries – including by BodyWhispering the body to let go of inner patterns of trauma, belief and emotion that were trapped in it.
- If you want to add to your success, self-actualize and take the next big step on your journey, whatever the direction.
- If you have chronic pain, are challenged to move freely, have trouble sleeping or need more vitality to have the life you deserve.
- If outer success is easy but inner satisfaction is elusive or close relating is a challenge.
- If you know exactly what you want but can’t get your body and/or your feelings to cooperate.
- If you’re willing to work with me to breathe and stretch in ways that release the physical tightness and/or inner resistance that’s holding you back.
- If you want to learn how to be a BodyWhisperer and develop an unconditional love relationship with your body.
by Jan Hutchins.
A full-body, connecting, profoundly deep breathing system like PleasureStretch can provide the integration and self-soothing environment needed to re-experience, release and reset to neutral most of the traumatic experiences trapped in the body.
The car seemingly rolled forever, the fall was terrifying, the wounding was deep and life changing, the fear was paralyzing, you were powerless.
Blessedly you’ve mostly recovered. I say mostly, because often the psychological aspects of traumatic events land in the tissues and remain there until the body is coaxed to release them. The clenching the body did trying to catch itself, the guilt and regret from having “been in the wrong place at the wrong time”, the hurt from having been violated or betrayed, the rage toward the perpetrator or fate, the fear that surged into every cell while it was happening, the sadness of “why me?” and “I should (or shouldn’t) have” all can and do live on in the body long after the traumatic incident.
Often we anticipate the emotional responses to trauma and it’s “normal’ to have therapy and counseling to dissipate the grief, rage and despair that frequently accompany having been traumatized. But the emotional “cringe patterns” from the trauma often show up as chronic pains, tensions, holds in joints, and/or illnesses and equivalent therapeutic, somatic intervention is rarely offered to deal with the results that live on in the tissues.
It’s often valuable to establish a safe, self-soothing environment, utilizing a modality like PleasureStretch and revisit the traumatic incident. With gentle guidance you can explore and express the deep feelings unconsciously planted in the body during the incident. It’s wise to allow your self to rage, recriminate, resent until you’ve removed all resistance to letting go of the powerful emotions from the event still living in your body.
After the emotion is fully expressed real release is possible by employing deep audible exhales and even deeper repeated relaxing of the affected tissues until the body resets to neutral.
While release is possible, forgiveness is divine. Take some time to forgive yourself for the ways in which the mind would have you be guilty in some way for creating the trauma. Clumsy? Stupid? Naïve? What names have you unconsciously been calling yourself? Breathe these away as well, again using deep, audible exhales.
The issues are in the tissues, and, there are ways available to help you avoid carrying the effects of trauma around inside you for years after the incident.