Life can be unpredictable, and setbacks are an inevitable part of the human experience. Whether it's a major illness, a relationship breakdown, or a career setback, life challenges can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Chronic stress resulting from these setbacks can lead to a condition known as stress-related dysautonomia, which affects the autonomic nervous system's functioning.
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is responsible for regulating various vital bodily functions, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and more. When we experience chronic stress, the ANS can become dysregulated, leading to a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, gastrointestinal disturbances, musculoskeletal pain, cognitive and emotional disturbances, and more.
The Reaset Approach for Life Setbacks
One way to bounce back from life setbacks and manage stress-related dysautonomia is through manual therapy, such as the Reaset Approach. This gentle, non-invasive manual therapy approach based on osteopathic principles, uses light touch and gentle movements to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and regulate the ANS's functioning.
A trained manual therapist who applies the Reaset Approach can help release tension and restrictions in the fascia and other soft tissues of the body, which can contribute to dysautonomia symptoms. The Reaset Approach can help reset the body's functional status, restoring balance to the ANS, improving overall function, and enhancing wellbeing.
Bouncing Back from Life Setbacks
Bouncing back from life setbacks requires a multifaceted approach, including manual therapy to ease the body's stress-response. The importance of the body's ability to bounce back from setbacks is often overlooked, as it plays a crucial role in determining the outcome. In every aspect of life, including our emotions and thoughts, the body is involved. However, not all body-oriented therapies significantly improve emotional and cognitive functioning as much as the Reaset Approach does.
Tom Meyers, is an osteopath, body-centred stress coach, wellbeing futurist, space enthusiast, TEDx organiser and author of “Futurize Yourself” and “The Futures Effect”.
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