“A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks he becomes…” Mahatma Gandhi.
There are many quotes from philosophers to suggest that we are what we think and feel. Modern research is showing that these quotes may have some factual basis.
Neurotransmitters are the group of chemicals that carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body via the nervous system. Looking beyond the nervous system these same chemicals are also found in various organs of the body such as the heart, intestines, kidneys. The neurotransmitters send messages to and from the brain, creating a response to every thought, feeling and emotion we have. The responses (such as change in blood pressure, body temperature, cell chemistry) are minuscule and therefore we are unaware of them. The human brain changes its’ thoughts into thousands of chemicals every second. For example: if an event makes you feel angry it will create a response similar to a stress response. Anger causes adrenaline to be released which then stimulates the neurotransmitters to create the raises in blood pressure, for example.
Often as adults we suppress what we feel and the anger response becomes almost buried in our bodies. A classic response to anger is the clenched jaw; we may even be unaware we are clenching the jaw until we develop pain in it.
As you can see the body-mind connection is profound; the body responds to protect the mind and the mind is there to protect the body. Like most pain responses, be they emotional or physical they can be eased by body and/or mind therapies. Do you think your thoughts, feelings and emotions are holding you back from a life you wish for – one without pain. be it emotional and/or physical?
Ann Rambaut is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Life Transformed coach. Using these body and mind skills either separately or in combination she can help bring about profound changes not only in your body though also to assist you in moving forward with your life.
If you would like to chat with Ann to find out how her therapies may help with your current situation, please call, with no obligation, on 01323 411900 or 07436 810181 annrambaut.com