A month ago, at the behest of Mari [she had an insight that this was important for me], we visited our local massage therapy clinic to see what they had to offer. When I explained that I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the therapist suggested Bowen therapy. I said to her, that it was interesting that she would suggest this particular therapy because a naturopathic doctor from Australia had fully recovered from Parkinson’s and Bowen was part of his recovery protocol.
I would describe Bowen therapy as a soft tissue, gentle, pressure point massage intended to release built up tension in the muscles from chronic stress. This videovideo provides a very good description. In this other short video, John Coleman, the Australian naturopath who recovered from PD, describes the role of chronic stress or chronic fight flight or freeze.
I went for my first session 3 weeks ago and my second session last week and the effects so far have been startling, particularly this past week. On the plus side, I have started to smell again, but on the ‘things are going to get worse before they get better’ side, I have been an intense state of fight flight or freeze for the past five days and some of the symptoms I experience have been equally intense, including, tension and trembling in my arms and hands, loss of balance and freezing. I have actually taken several tumbles.
And that’s not all! I have been experiencing diarrhea every day, and I have been an emotional wreck, with particularly intense feelings of grief, shame and anger! The intense emotions and diarrhea are an indication that I’m purging emotional pain which is a very good thing. It doesn’t feel very good, not like eating an ice cream cone, but it is a good thing nonetheless!
I have been supporting the Bowen purging with my healing mantra and that too has been helping. Whenever I find myself in the fight flight or freeze state, I recite my mantra [see below] until I feel better.
It’s still early to tell whether Bowen is going to help me recover, but it certainly has been interesting so far and I will keep you posted on my progress.
Thank you spirit and thank you higher self for severing and dissolving the synapses and neural pathways, neutralizing the energetic frequency, healing and releasing from my body and my being, all the fear, anger and detrimental thoughts and beliefs, and all of the shame, grief, guilt, resentment, bitterness and unresolved emotional energy that are at the root of the fight, flight or freeze state I’m in right now, and I thank you for this healing and I thank you for increasing the effectiveness of this healing by 100 times or more. For I am the light. The light is within me. The light moves throughout me. The light surrounds me. The light protects me. I am the light! Hallelujah!