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Hidden Infant Trauma

For adult practitioners you never really know how many layers are in a patient’s onion on that first visit. A forty-year-old man presents with headaches (neck pain, TMJ, or other chronic issue). A key question to ask is if he had this problem in grade school? If so, the seeds of birth trauma are probably at the root of his issue.

In order to have full correction at some point with CFT, this birth trauma needs to be addressed and cleared. Many visits of peeling an onion may be needed to even get to this point.

If your patient is not responding to CFT after a few visits, it is not that therapy is not working. The body heals itself beautifully; it is just not doing it in the required time frame in the patient’s or your mind.

I always remind practitioners the key factor in CFT: We just facilitate the healing…that is all we do. We are there to hold emotional and physical space to allow their craniosacral fascial systems to open in the space-time continuum. That healing depends on many patient factors, many out of our control. As my friend John Barnes P.T. said in the 1980s, “Healing is a process, not an event.”

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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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