The Chemical Makeup of Tears

I work with a lot of people who share with me that they feel like they could cry forever if they let themselves. There is a fear that if they open the floodgates, they will keep flowing endlessly, to the point of making it difficult to function.

In my many years of experience, the tears always find a place to pause; and if that takes 2 weeks, 2 hours, or two months, then that is what your body & soul truly needs. I emphasize needs, because your body knows what it needs whether your thoughts agree or not. Especially when we are talking about a mind / body relationship that isn’t fully integrated and healthy.

And here is a crucial bit of priceless information about what tears are made of:

  • Protiens (Including Stress Hormones like cortisol!)
  • Antibodies
  • Mucus
  • Water
  • Salt

The tears you cry, when you feel deep emotion have a high concentration of stress hormones in them -that the body needs to get rid of.

Knowing this, doesn’t it make you want to cry as much as your beautiful eyes want? I makes me want to. We have enough things going on in our daily lives that the more stress we can release the better! ❤️

The nature of truly healing

I have personally witnessed hundreds of people going through the healing process, through my 15+ years of helping others with the use of craniosacral, myofascial release, energetic balancing, somatic coaching, and sound healing.

In this witnessing, I have observed enough people to have an accumulative knowing of what the general flow looks like.

Things get stirred up and some symptoms can get worse, during and/or following the first 3 to 9 sessions on average (depending on the individual’s disposition in life).

During this same introductory period of things getting stirred up and some symptoms worsening, there is almost always a simultaneous deep calm that comes over the soul. This soul-calming comes at just the right time. It helps prepare and let who we are beyond our bodies know that we must be strong now. We must be strong in order to let go of control and allow our bodies to go through what an outside perspective could perceive as unnecessary suffering. As an insider though, my perspective allows me to see what the body and soul partnership go through is simply “what is needed” to truly heal, beyond symptoms and through cause.

After the first few sessions of increased activity and what feels like the murky sediment of a pond being stirred up, things begin to lighten up and slowly get better. Keep in mind that the older our bodies are in human years, the more separate traumas we (We = The combination of our body & spirit) have experienced, and each trauma often tends to need it’s own process. It is best not to expect an easy hop-skip-and-a-jump into feeling awesome right away. We must be willing and fully committed to going through it all.

Breathwork

Breathwork influences the autonomic nervous system, promoting relaxation or alertness by modulating heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. Controlled breathwork can foster balance and calmness within the body and mind, as well as assist in releasing stuck energy & emotion.

Inner Parts Work

Inner parts work, including approaches like Internal Family Systems (IFS) and The Tamura Method, involves exploring and understanding different facets of one's psyche or internal "parts." These parts represent distinct aspects of an individual's personality, emotions, and experiences. Through therapeutic interventions, individuals can foster self-awareness, integrate these parts, and promote emotional healing and growth.

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Sound Healing and Journeys

Sound healing utilizes the vibrational frequencies of sound to promote relaxation, balance, and well-being. It involves the use of singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments to create harmonious vibrations that resonate with the body. Sound healing journeys are immersive experiences where individuals engage in sessions or workshops incorporating various sound tools, allowing them to embark on a transformative and meditative exploration of their inner selves through the healing power of sound.

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The Tamura Method

The Tamura Method helps individuals unravel the origins & impact of their core wounds. It fosters a nurturing connection between the Adult-self and the wounded Child-self, so that both aspects can be embraced & embodied synergistically.

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Energetic Balancing

Energetic balancing is a holistic approach of promoting harmony and equilibrium in the body's energy systems. The aim is to identify and address imbalances in the body's energy flow, such as disruptions in the flow of chi or prana, to promote overall well-being. The goal is restoring balance and facilitating the body's innate ability to heal itself.

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Myofascial Release (MFR) - John F Barne's Approach

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a manual therapy technique that focuses on releasing tension and restrictions in the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs. Barnes' approach involves sustained pressure and stretching to facilitate the release of fascial restrictions, promoting improved flexibility, range of motion, and alleviation of pain. Addressing fascial restrictions can have positive effects on past trauma trapped in the tissue, as well as overall well-being by addressing the root causes of physical discomfort and dysfunction.

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle alternative therapy that involves manipulating the craniosacral system, which encompasses the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It employs subtle touch and manipulation techniques to identify and address imbalances in this system, aiming to enhance the body's natural healing abilities.

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Somatic Awareness

Somatic mindfullness and coaching is a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. Through this practice, clients are guided to develop a deeper awareness of their physical sensations and emotions. This heightened awareness leads to improved self-regulation, emotional resilience, and a better understanding of the body's responses to life's challenges.

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