Anger! that flash of that grips the chest and gut! It focuses our attention to the source of our indignation and calls for immediate action in
our defense, correcting someone else’s behavior.
It can be overwhelming and what seems reasonable and honest to us, inside our brain, can be an exaggerated tirade by an observer, even if the rant is not directed towards them?
Why do we react in such a big way? Why do we react at all, especially when our personal safety and well-being is not at risk,… especially when it’s directed toward someone we love and care deeply for?
Past emotions that are unresolved still exist in our bodies. For some reason, the natural process of regulating the emotion when it first happened was interrupted and it didn’t dissipate. In the future, when a situation triggers that emotion, not only do we react to the circumstances of the current situation, but the stored emotion is added to the mix. The mind then faces a heightened narrative to which it feels compelled to respond.
We want to be in the present moment. Life would be so much simpler if we only had to deal with what is happening now.
How do we get rid of those stored emotions?
It turns out that by paying attention, in a very precise way, to the physical sensations that represent an emotion, it will dissipate and be removed permanently.
Emotional Regulation using TIPI protocols have amazing effects. In a short 30 minute or less session, a single emotion can be addressed and resolved. It doesn’t matter what the emotion is. The origin and story about how the emotion got locked in the body is not important to this process. We only deal with a current-ish situation that has triggered the emotion.
It sounds too simple to be true, but I have many clients who can attest to the remarkable results they have experienced.
If you have emotional difficulties that are affecting your life and relationships, give Emotional Regulation with TIPI a try.
Book an appointment, in the clinic or on the phone, to regulate your unwanted emotions and trauma at Shining Light Energy Works
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We look forward to working with you!
When your work day is done, what emotions are swirling?
Do you drop off to sleep gently? Is your sleep restful?
A large part of having good emotional intelligence is the capability to recognize our own emotions, identify the different feelings and use this information to guide thinking and behavior, to manage our reactions and adapt to the situations we find ourselves in.
But, most of wander around in a blur of feelings that we don’t know how to control or where they came from apart from the immediate event. And often, our most distressing times are over-the-top responses, soaring much larger than the current reason calls for. And these events repeat with a disheartening frequency, even if the exact cause is “different”.
It can be overwhelming and frustrating. How do we get past it? When is our breakthrough?
Tipi – Emotional Regulation is a natural process that we are born with. Sometimes the regulation process gets interrupted and the emotions that are active or in-flight do not get metabolized. When the same emotion is triggered at a later time, even years later, the original unresolved emotions will activate and flood the current situation, prompting reactions and drama that are in excess.
Good new! We don’t have to know anything about the event or trauma that caused the original block.
In a Tipi session, a current troublesome situation is relived by describing the current situation and briefly telling the story enough to get the event firmly in mind. Then the lymbic system in the brain is activated to completely digest the emotion(s) that were flaring. Once emotion’s physical sensation blueprint is gone, the emotional block is expired as well.
Once complete, future emotional situations of a similar nature will not cause the “regulated” emotion to swirl into another emotional storm. In fact, each individual emotional regulation will quell most or all situations that have a similar emotional root. In other words, a TiPi session for anxiety using one situation can resolve the unnatural anxiety felt in many, if not all, of your situations.
TiPi is new to the US. Almost no one has heard about it. But, the response of people that have tried TiPi is almost universally positive. They(we) are amazed at how transformative the TiPi process can be.
People stuck in the grips of grief, fear, anger and frustration have found their breakthrough. Lives have been changed for the better.
I had a client in for TiPi followed by a bodywork session. She had been in previously for just bodywork (Bowen) and was intrigued by my description of TiPi.
So we did the TiPi session and afterwards she said, ” Most of my physical sensation were in places were I have ongoing pain or other issues.”
Her sensations didn’t “start out” on her physical issues but at the end, they were the “last ones” to appear and resolve.
Then I had another client that had a similar experience… Previous session was Energywork (Reiki, etc) and this session was Tipi + Bowen for body pain we had discussed before.
As the TiPi session wound down, his physical sensations were in the areas of his physical dysfunction.
These sessions confirm, again, the link between the emotional/mental and physical layers of our being. I believe the TiPi session is taking off the Emotional/Mental congestion off the body, so that the physical issues can be addressed and released.
We all have them. Emotions are a physical sensation that our mind labels as anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness or surprise, or some combination of these.
When we experience heightened emotions, it can feel like they will never end. Usually, the emotional event resolves naturally. Moments or days later, we remember the incident–the story– but it’s not emotionally charged.
However, in some circumstances, this natural ability may be blocked. Each remembering of that past emotional event, or newly triggered similar situation, throw us back into the same emotional storm again.
TiPi – to Regulate Emotional Difficulties
When we experience an emotional difficulty, unresolved emotions from similar situations in the past will resurface instantaneously. The past clouds our understanding of what is happening now, and filters our abilities to function and respond effectively to the present.
TiPi uses consciously re-experienced sensations to allow the emotional blocks to be integrated and resolved – permanently. How cool is that!?!
With TiPi, the emotional patterns are deactivated, without mental interference. By giving attention to these physical sensations and how they shift, a natural and permanent regulation takes place. A critical benefit of this technique is the ability to resolve long-standing traumas and emotional patterns without emotionally re-activating the client.
Tipi sessions rarely need to exceed 30 minutes to obtain a complete and permanent resolution.
The idea is to have emotions, to feel love, happiness and sometimes anger, fear or surprise as appropriate…But without the debris of past experiences clouding the current situation. (again, how wonderful to let go of the past)
TiPi at Shining Light Energy Works
TiPi = Emotional Regulation
As a stand-alone session, come in for a 30 minute (or less) TiPi session to regulate an emotion. Decide which emotional difficulty you’d like to resolve (one per session) and a general idea about what kind of situation triggers this emotional event.
TiPi + Energywork (Reiki) or TiPi + Bowen
TiPi session followed by a Energy or relaxing Bowen session is a great combo to alleviate an emotional difficulty and tackle the emotional component of the pain/stress in your body and spirit. These sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes.
Book an appointment to relieve your pain and stress at Shining Light Energy Works
Schedule online: SLEW-Online Scheduling
We look forward to working with you!
Announcing a Scoliosis Case Study opportunity for YOU
Starting in November 2017, I’ll be conducting a case study for clients with Scoliosis using the Bowen Technique. Clients will to commit to at least a 6 week program of Bowen sessions once a week. Their initial condition and progress will be documented as part of the study.
Tom Bowen, late of Geelong, Australia, developed a specific protocol to help Scoliosis. He held a free clinic twice a month on Saturday mornings for children with disabilities. This is likely where he developed his Thoracic procedure, that runs energy from the neck down to blocks in the spine, then radiating throughout the chest cavity.
His Scoliosis protocol is a six week course that starts with a balancing session. Balancing is the main goal of every first Bowen session as it resets and resolves many fascia issues that present as the first layer that needs to be addressed. The second through fifth weeks consists of Thoracic procedures, alternating left, right, left, right, each successive week. The thoracic procedure is done “alone on the day” with no other work done, which lets the body have singular focus on this work. The sixth week is another balancing session. The six weeks is followed by one month of rest. Then if necessary, the six week protocol is started again, until the spine has corrected.
It would be awesome if I could now link you to a scientific study(s) that proves any of this! but alas, Bowen is new-ish and not highly funded. There is however anecdotal accounts of success with spine straightening at one end of the spectrum and great pain relief where the spine has not fully aligned.
To that end, I’ve wanting to prove (or disprove) the effects of the throacic procedure by starting with documented case studies. I’m looking for scoliosis clients that would like to try this procedure. Age is not a factor.
IF YOU HAVE SCOLIOSIS, please contact me!
The following link is one of those anecdotal stories I’d like to fully document in the case study.
Stress Relief – its something we all seem to strive for in our too busy and overwhelming world.
The first sets of Bowen moves in each Bowen session is always dedicated to calming the body, getting the mind in the room, on to the table and out of it’s maze of intertwining circuits of desire and obligation.
The body can only heal itself when the parasympathetic nervous system is acting (rest and digest). The defense, recovery and repair system will do amazing things, but only if we are relaxed enough for all the body parts accept that they don’t have to be on alert or scared. The nutrients we eat can work to our fullest advantage when we are at calm and at rest.
Bowen can also be useful for emotional release. We hold emotions in our fascia when we don’t know what else to do with them in the moment. Held emotions will tighten the fascia into “armoring” which can result in the hardening of the soft tissues leading to micro-adhesions and pain. The Bowen moves releases the tenseness and allows the emotion to resurface, be acknowledged and released.
That’s why I found this Bowen article charming (link below), in that it equates Bowen to vitamins….and he’s right. Bowen can be the vital part of your bodywork program that relaxes and resets your body to that it can heal.
When my clients come off the table at the end of a Bowen session, the least amount of praise I sometimes get is, “I feel so relaxed”. and that my friends is a great complement.
Why do we have pain and weakness in one part of the body and not another? When you fall or trip, is it always on that one side? do you always seem to land on that one knee? tweak that same ankle? OR when working with your hands and arms, does that one elbow see to take the brunt of the work? is it the wrist that seems to complain first? OR does your lower back seem to give out before anything else?
This is your body trying to send you a message about the underlying emotional – mental issues that are unresolved.
When we have any kind of unresolved trauma or drama in our lives, the memory and energy of that fight-or-flight-or-freeze stress remains, stuck in our tissue. If we don’t do any physical or personal emotional work to release that stress, it will slowly grow with time by accumulating additional instances. At some point the “pool of stress” will effect the surrounding tissues with enough impact that pain, dis-function and maybe dis-ease will result. Unresolved it will get louder and louder and until it gets your notice–enough for you to pay attention to it.
Here is the pattern of any chronic issues: it started with a small annoyance, was ignored, it got more frequent, was ignored, it got larger (louder), was maybe superficially treated–but really just ignored, etc…until finally it seems all of a sudden, there is this big issue. and we wonder where it came from. hmmm….?
So here it is. It hurts. What to do?
There are lots a charts and graphics around (like the link below) that can point you in the general direction.
Shoulders = carrying a burden that is too heavy, given to you by your family, the world (right side) or your self(left side). what and why are you carrying it? what happens if you put part if it down or ask for help? remember that it takes a village?
Hips = support in your life, financial(right side) or emotional(left side). what kind of support do you need? must it come from others? or can you support and love yourself? who is not capable of supporting you?
Heart = love and connection. where are you disconnected from yourself, your family (given or chosen), community, your maker? how are you experiencing shame, loss, lack, anger? who can make you feel loved? how do you connect with yourself and others? what blocks are in the way?
the list goes on….
The trick is to do this emotional work ALONG WITH the physical together. Doing this work from two arenas, emotional and physical, you will create a spreading spiritual effect. The results are greater; swifter strides towards releasing the agony.
In my clinic, we do this with work with good results. Reiki, Quantum Touch or general Energy work for the physical side and talking though bubbled up sub-conscious images that the theta state brings for the emotional side.
This is exactly the kind of work that represents the first energy work session I ever had and kept me coming back for more. It eventually lead to me learning and taking it on as a profession.
It’s great stuff. and body pain tells you where to start the path.
Just as a follow up to my last post about Reiki in hospitals.
Reiki sessions are becoming an essential part of cancer treatment. It helps relaxation, anxiety and worry which improves mood, sleep, reduces pain, isolation and loneliness. Reiki re-establishes and re-enforces the clients connection to their Higher Self — a spiritual, not religious effect — that allows a grounded and centered calmness and peace that is key to healing and becoming whole again.