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An Example of Authentic Healing

I am always amazed at how the body knows best how to heal itself in authentic healing.

A forty-year-old woman presents with generalized upper-body tightness and pain. She relates many lifetime traumas, in addition to giving birth to her three children.

She presents with a zero-second brain cycle and fascial tightness from her pelvis up to her head. I am thinking that the resolution of her health issues will primarily revolve around the releasing of those many fascial strains. But my initial thinking is incorrect.

When I started therapy, both legs wanted to go into a twisted pretzel pattern. Once in this position, the pelvis generated a lot of fascial pressure. When the fascia released, she felt relief and her brain cycle opened.

Since her legs wanted to do this three more times, I allowed it by just facilitating the healing. Later she was walking differently in my office since her body structures had significantly loosened.

I tapped into a fetal strain pattern caused by being stuck for an extended period of time in this twisted pretzel position. Since we know that the fascial web remembers all of its traumas, I believe that pelvic-cranial twist prevented her body from functioning optimally from day one.

I have seen this life-changing pretzel pattern before with other patients. For her, this explained why she could never do a split in school like her sister and why many other good therapies have never really helped her.

What I found truly amazing was that forty years later her body still had the wisdom to address that layer first before all the other traumas.

Listening to the body and allowing its wisdom to guide you in therapy is a core belief of the Gillespie Approach. I am also insistent that therapy be available for every newborn. With therapy I believe this woman would have had a totally different health experience for her first forty years.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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